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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan 1814-1873

Overview
Works: 908 works in 2,932 publications in 19 languages and 34,918 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Vampire films  Drama  Psychological fiction  Biography  Horror films  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, 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 )

212 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,878 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( )

210 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 3,107 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( )

138 editions published between 1872 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,475 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( )

92 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,191 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 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,337 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 )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 803 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 Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

26 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil guest by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

32 editions published between 1894 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local estate - but what sounds like a happy ending is just the beginning of a chilling and suspenseful thriller. This 1869 horror classic by the Victorian equivalent of Stephen King unfolds inside a house haunted by past secrets and present danger
Ghost stories and mysteries by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Sheridan LeFanu is generally recognized as the greatest Victorian writer of ghost stories, and his masterful Uncle Silas -- the best Victorian mystery novel -- 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
Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

37 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 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?
Wylder's hand by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

38 editions published between 1864 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 313 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
Madam Crowl's ghost ; and, the dead sexton by Sheridan Le Fanu( )

8 editions published between 1871 and 2018 in English and held by 304 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
Green tea and other ghost stories by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 288 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
The room in the Dragon Volant by Sheridan Le Fanu( )

18 editions published between 1872 and 2019 in English and German and held by 286 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
Madam Crowl's ghost, and other tales of mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

20 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in English and French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Deverell by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

43 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you're in the mood for a classic gothic thriller, add Sheridan Le Fanu's Guy Deverell to your list. Villainous machinations, contested wills, complex revenge plots, and a spooky haunting to boot -- this epic tale will suck you in and keep you engrossed until the very last page
 
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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 mysteryGhost stories and mysteries
Alternative Names

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Ле Фаню, Джозеф Шеридан 1814-1873

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شریدان ل فان

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