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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan 1814-1873

Overview
Works: 980 works in 3,263 publications in 19 languages and 39,008 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Vampire films  Drama  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Horror films  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Creator, Other, Contributor, Author of dialog, Translator, Illustrator
Classifications: PR4879.L7, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Uncle Silas; a tale of Bartram-Haugh by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

226 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 4,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

222 editions published between 1871 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 3,728 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
In a glass darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

151 editions published between 1872 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The five stories [in this collection first published in 1872] are purported to be cases by Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience"--Amazon.com
The house by the church-yard by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

99 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheridan Le Fanu's historical mystery novel The House by the Churchyard was written in 1863. A skull unearthed in a churchyard show signs of violent blows to the head and, even more disturbingly, the small hole caused by trepanning. One hundred years before, a coffin is buried secretly, "R.D." the only identification on its brass plague. The House by the Churchyard was a major source of inspiration for James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
The Purcell Papers. Vol. 1 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the eighteenth century William Le Fanu was the sole survivor of his family
The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wylder's hand : a novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

29 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wylder's Hand is a novel from Gothic and mystery writer Sheridan Le Fanu. "There was a little fair-haired child playing on the ground before the steps as I whirled by. The old rector had long passed away; the shorts, gaiters, and smile -- a phantom; and nature, who had gathered in the past, was providing for the future. The pretty mill-road, running up through Redman's Dell, dank and dark with tall romantic trees, was left behind in another moment; and we were now
Best ghost stories of J.S. Le Fanu by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 818 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 evil guest by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

40 editions published between 1894 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambition and evil destroy a country household
The Wyvern mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

39 editions published between 1869 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 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
Madam Crowl's ghost ; and, the dead sexton by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

11 editions published between 1871 and 2020 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu gained fame as a master creator of horror stories. Indeed, many critics cite Le Fanu as being central to the skyrocketing popularity of the genre during the late Victorian period. The two short stories collected in this volume highlight Le Fanu's formidable talents in evoking all things eerie, spooky, and uncanny
Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

42 editions published between 1870 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He may have vast stores of family money at his disposal, but no one would accuse sleazy Walter Longcluse of being a noble gentleman. After worming his way into the good graces of the genteel Arden clan, Longcluse develops an unsettling obsession with their daughter, Alice. Will his ulterior motives be revealed before it's too late?
The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

31 editions published between 1880 and 2020 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wylder's hand by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

48 editions published between 1864 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does Mark Wylder, ... suddenly break off his engagement ... mysteriously disappearing, first to london and then the continent, and sending back puzzling letters without any return address? What secret preoccupies Rachel Lake? Why is the respectable lawyer and eminent Christian, Joseph Larkin, with his rat's eyes, so interested in the Wylder reversion? Why does the elegant Capt. Lake want so desperately to sell part of his wife's Estate? What is the curse that hangs over Wylders, Lakes, and Brandons with their motto, "Resurgam -- I will rise again!"? -- Cover, page [4]
Two ghostly mysteries by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

9 editions published between 1851 and 2016 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded by many as the unsurpassed master of the Victorian ghost story, Sheridan Le Fanu combines keen insight into the culture of his native Ireland with tried and true conventions of the genre. This volume contains two of Le Fanu's novellas, A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family and The Murdered Cousin, both of which unfold against the backdrop of large, insular, eccentric Irish families
The room in the Dragon Volant by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

24 editions published between 1872 and 2020 in English and German and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the tail end of the Napoleonic Wars, wealthy British heir Richard Beckett decides to spend some time in France. On his way there, he stumbles across an overturned carriage and encounters two people who will alter the course of his life. Afterwards, he makes his way to a nearby inn -- and unknowingly checks himself into a room that is believed to be cursed
Ghost stories and mysteries by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Madam Crowl's ghost, and other tales of mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

21 editions published between 1923 and 2019 in English and Arabic and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green tea, mr. justice harbottle by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

5 editions published between 1872 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Uncle Silas; a tale of Bartram-Haugh
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CarmillaIn a glass darklyThe house by the church-yardWylder's hand : a novelBest ghost stories of J.S. Le FanuThe evil guestThe Wyvern mysteryMadam Crowl's ghost ; and, the dead sexton
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