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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan 1814-1873

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Works: 699 works in 2,525 publications in 16 languages and 33,625 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Vampire films  Drama  Biography  Horror films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Motion pictures  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Creator, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR4879.L7, 823.8
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Uncle Silas; a tale of Bartram-Haugh by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

188 editions published between 1804 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maud Ruthyn and her father are haunted by premonitions of death during their sojourn in a gloomy old mansion
In a glass darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

121 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales of the supernatural, in which the patients of Dr Heselius are plagued by malignant apparitions and vampires, or are drugged into a state of living death
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

211 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of and critical essays on the 1872 vampire tale chronicling the experiences of a young woman lured by the charms of a female vampire
Best ghost stories of J.S. Le Fanu by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is widely considered as one of the greatest writers of ghost stories to ever have lived. While today he may be overshadowed by his American contemporary, Edgar Allan Poe, in his time he was generally spolen of in the same breath. His influemce upon later authors of gothic literature cannot be understated ..."--
The house by the church-yard by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

96 editions published between 1863 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the village of Chapelizod, near Dublin, in the 1760s the story opens with the accidental disinterment of an old skull in the churchyard, and an eerie late-night funeral. This discovery relates to murders, both recent and historical whose repercussions disrupt the complacent pace of village affairs and change the lives of many of its notable characters forever. Charm and chilling darkness abound in equal measure in one of the greatest novels of a Victorian master of mystery. [Publit]
Wylder's hand by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

68 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping that the marriage between Mark Wylder and Dorcas Brandon will end a bitter rivalry between the families, an unexpected event plunges the residents of Brandon Hall into a new ordeal as a jealous rival emerges
The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

31 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purcell Papers is a comprehensive collection of Sheridan Le Fanu''s early short stories, and they reflect his interest in Irish folklore, as well as his burgeoning fascination with the supernatural. Some of the tales have a charming, humorous tone, while others are characterized by the spine-chilling twists and turns that would later launch Le Fanu to the top of the gothic horror genre
Ghost stories and mysteries by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Sheridan LeFanu is generally recognized as the greatest Victorian writer of ghost stories, and his masterful Uncle Silas {u2014} the best Victorian mystery novel {u2014} compels our consideration of him as a preeminent mystery writer as well. The reasons for his greatness transcend the form he employed and include a remarkable craftsmanship, the ability to explore the absolute depths of terror, and the persistent probing of the sensitive human psyche. Long out of print, his best work is now beginning to be more widely read and appreciated. Among the ten exciting ghost stories are "The Ghost and the Bone-Setter," an unexpectedly humorous story and probably LeFanu's first published fiction; two of his most chilling tales, "Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling" and "Dickon the Devil"; two tales that present a physical confrontation with Evil, "The Drunkard's Dream" and "The Vision of Tom Chuff"; several interesting stories based on folktales; and the problematic story "The Mysterious Lodger," which is not signed by the author but assigned to him, and certainly unlike anything else he ever wrote. The four mystery stories are "The Murdered Cousin," a sealed-room story which he later expanded into Uncle Silas; "A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family," often cited as a source for Jane Eyre; an isolated-room mystery, "The Evil Guest"; and "The Room in the Dragon Volant," easily one of the best mystery-adventure stories of the nineteenth century. Several of these stories have never before been reprinted
Green tea and other ghost stories by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Tea- an English cleric's bout with a malignant presence. Squire Toby's will- a tale of sibling rivalry The fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh-relatioship with a sinster valet Sir Dominick's Bargain-a pact with the devil
Madam Crowl's ghost, and other tales of mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rose and the key by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

19 editions published between 1870 and 2007 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terror builds slowly, as young Maud Vernon and her old cousin Maximilla enjoy a sketching tour through Wales. Ominously, they find themselves shadowed by a sinister one-eyed man. And when they return to Roydon Hall, Maud's home, things become yet worse. Her mother, the imperious Lady Vernon, seems to loathe her, and there are other concerns as well-a mysterious will, an intimidating man clothed all in black, and the satanic mesmerist Doctor Antomarchi. Le Fanu slowly unfolds his plot, building the mystery and suspence until the shocking climax, where Maud escapes her cruel mother to visit the home of the great Lady Mardykes, only to find that she has escaped one hell, only to enter one far worse! -- Publisher's description
The Wyvern mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

27 editions published between 1889 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local haunted mansion, where she finds herself imperiled not only by family secrets from the past but also by evil machinations of the present. Set in rural England of the 1820's
The fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien : a tale of the wars of King James by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

33 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

26 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and French and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cock and Anchor by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

25 editions published between 1895 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Deverell by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

28 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pretty little posting station, known as the Plough Inn, on the Old London Road, where the Sterndale Road crosses it, was in a state of fuss and awe, at about five o'clock on a fine sharp October evening, for Sir Jekyl Marlowe, a man of many thousand acres, and M.P. for the county, was standing with his back to the fire, in the parlour, whose bow-window looks out on the ancient thoroughfare I have mentioned, over the row of scarlet geraniums which beautify the window-stone. "Hollo!" cried the Baronet, as the bell-rope came down in answer to an energetic but not angry pull, and he received Mrs. Jones, his hostess, who entered at the moment, with the dismantled bell-handle still in his hand. "At my old tricks, you see. I've been doing you a mischief, hey? but we'll set it right in the bill, you know. How devilish well you look! wonderful girl, by Jove! Come in, my dear, and shut the door. Not afraid of me. I want to talk of ducks and mutton-chops. I've had no luncheon, and I'm awfully hungry," said the comely Baronet in a continued chuckle. The Baronet was, by that awful red-bound volume of dates, which is one of the melancholy drawbacks of aristocracy, set down just then, and by all whom it might concern, ascertainable to be precisely forty-nine years and three months old; but so well had he worn, and so cleverly was he got up, that he might have passed for little more than forty. He was smiling, with very white teeth, and a gay leer on pretty Mrs. Jones, an old friend, with black eyes and tresses, and pink cheeks, who bore her five-and-thirty years as well almost as he did his own burthen. The slanting autumnal sun became her, and she simpered and courtesied and blushed the best she could. "Well, you pretty little devil, what can you do for me-hey? You know we're old friends-hey? What have you got for a hungry fellow? and don't stand at the door there, hang it-come in, can't you? and let me hear what you say." So Mrs. Jones, with a simpering bashfulness, delivered her bill of fare off book. The Baronet was a gallant English gentleman, and came of a healthy race, though there were a 'beau' and an archbishop in the family; he could rough it good-humouredly on beefsteak and port, and had an accommodating appetite as to hours. "That will do very nicely, my dear, thank you. You're just the same dear hospitable little rogue I remember you-how long is it, by Jove, since I stopped here that day, and the awful thunderstorm at night, don't you recollect? and the whole house in such a devil of a row, egad!" And the Baronet chuckled and leered, with his hands in his pockets
The evil guest by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

28 editions published between 1894 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambition and evil destroy a country household
Vampyr by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

23 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un jeune homme fasciné par l'occulte se rend par hasard au village de Courtempierre. Tandis qu'autour de lui les phénomènes étranges se multiplient, un vieil homme lui demande de protéger ses deux filles, menacées par un vampire ..." (Source : jaquette)
The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purcell Papers -- Volume 1 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In a glass darklyCarmillaBest ghost stories of J.S. Le FanuThe house by the church-yardWylder's handGhost stories and mysteriesGreen tea and other ghost storiesMadam Crowl's ghost, and other tales of mystery