70+ SUPERNATURAL TALES OF GOTHIC HORROR: Uncle Silas, Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, Madam Crowl's Ghost, The House by the Churchyard, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Many More

Premium Collection of Mysterious Ghostly Stories, Tales of the Macabre, Occult Horror and Suspense - ALL in one Volume

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,M. R. James

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026872878

Category: Fiction

Page: 6072

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This carefully crafted ebook: "70+ SUPERNATURAL TALES OF GOTHIC HORROR: Uncle Silas, Carmilla, In a Glass Darkly, Madam Crowl's Ghost, The House by the Churchyard, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, A Thin Ghost and Many More” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James (1862-1936) was an English author and medievalist scholar, best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. He is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story". Table of Contents: Sheridan Le Fanu: Novels & Novellas: Uncle Silas The Cock and Anchor The House by the Church-Yard Wylder's Hand Guy Deverell The Tenants of Malory Haunted Lives The Wyvern Mystery Checkmate Willing to Die The Haunted Baronet Spalatro Short Story Collections: In a Glass Darkly The Purcell Papers Other Tales: Madam Crowl's Ghost Squire Toby's Will Dickon the Devil The Child That Went with the Fairies The White Cat of Drumgunniol An Account of Some Strange Distrubances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick's Bargain Ultor de Lacy The Vision of Tom Chuff Stories of Lough Guir The Evil Guest The Watcher Laura Silver Bell The Murdered Cousin The Mysterious Lodger An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House The Dead Sexton A Debt of Honor Devereux's Dream Catherine's Quest Haunted Pichon and Sons The Phantom Fourth The Spirit's Whisper Dr. Feversham's Story The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts What Was It? M. R. James: Ghost Stories Collections: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories A Thin Ghost The Residence at Whitminster The Diary of Mr. Poynter An Episode of Cathedral History ...
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In a Glass Darkly

Horror Collections

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: 谷月社


Category: Fiction

Page: 86

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PROLOGUE. MARTIN HESSELIUS, THE GERMAN PHYSICIAN. Though carefully educated in medicine and surgery, I have never practised either. The study of each continues, nevertheless, to interest me profoundly. Neither idleness nor caprice caused my secession from the honourable calling which I had just entered. The cause was a very trifling scratch inflicted by a dissecting knife. This trifle cost me the loss of two fingers, amputated promptly, and the more painful loss of my health, for I have never been quite well since, and have seldom been twelve months together in the same place. In my wanderings I became acquainted with Dr. Martin Hesselius, a wanderer like myself, like me a physician, and like me an enthusiast in his profession. Unlike me in this, that his wanderings were voluntary, and he a man, if not of fortune, as we estimate fortune in England, at least in what our forefathers used to term "easy circumstances." He was an old man when I first saw him; nearly five-and-thirty years my senior. In Dr. Martin Hesselius, I found my master. His knowledge was immense, his grasp of a case was an intuition. He was the very man to inspire a young enthusiast, like me, with awe and delight. My admiration has stood the test of time and survived the separation of death. I am sure it was well-founded.Here and there a case strikes me as of a kind to amuse or horrify a lay reader with an interest quite different from the peculiar one which it may possess for an expert. With slight modifications, chiefly of language, and of course a change of names, I copy the following. The narrator is Dr. Martin Hesselius. I find it among the voluminous notes of cases which he made during a tour in England about sixty-four years ago.
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IN A GLASS DARKLY (Mystery & Horror Collection)

The Strangest Cases of the Occult Detective Dr. Martin Hesselius: Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant & Carmilla

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026872835

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

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In a Glass Darkly is a collection of five different tales, presented as selections from the posthumous papers of the occult detective Dr. Martin Hesselius. The title is taken from 1 Corinthians 13:12, a deliberate misquotation of the passage which describes humanity as perceiving the world "through a glass darkly". "Green Tea" - An English clergyman named Jennings confides to Hesselius that he is being followed by a demon in the form of an ethereal monkey, invisible to everyone else, which is trying to invade his mind and destroy his life. Hesselius writes letters to a Dutch colleague about the victim's condition, which gets steadily worse with time as the creature steps up its methods, all of which are purely psychological. T "The Familiar"- A sea captain, living in Dublin, is stalked by "The Watcher", a strange dwarf who resembles a person from his past. "Mr. Justice Harbottle" - A cruel judge in the Court of Common Pleas, Elijah Harbottle, finds himself under attack by vengeful spirits, and in a disturbing dream he is condemned to death by a monstrous doppelgänger. The story is set between 1746 and 1748 "The Room in the Dragon Volan” - notable mystery story, in 26 chapters, which includes the theme of premature burial. "Carmilla"- A tale of a lesbian vampire, set in Styria, Austria. This story was to greatly influence Bram Stoker in writing Dracula. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 – 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories".
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The Supernatural Revamped

From Timeworn Legends to Twenty-First-Century Chic

Author: Barbara Brodman,James E. Doan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611478650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 6107

This book presents the supernatural as a truly international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk characters, their literary representations, or popular media. Instead, we move around the world and into the twenty-first century, reshaping legends into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant.
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The New Nineteenth Century

Feminist Readings of Underread Victorian Fiction

Author: Barbara Leah Harman,Susan Meyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136512527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

View: 5213

This book includes essays on writers from the 1840s to the 1890s, well known writers such as Anne Bronte, Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker, lesser known writers such as Geraldine Jewsbury, Charles Reade, Margaret Oliphant, George Moore, Sarah Grand and Mary Ward. The contributors explore important thematic concerns: the relation between private and public realms; gender and social class; sexuality and the marketplace; and male and female cultural identity.
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Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story

The Haunted Text

Author: M. Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137294892

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

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Detective Fiction and the Ghost Story is a lively series of case studies celebrating the close relationship between detective fiction and the ghost story. It features many of the most famous authors from both genres including Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, M. R. James and Tony Hillerman.
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The Romantist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Romanticism

Page: N.A

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Delphi Complete Works of Sheridan Le Fanu (Illustrated)

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496510

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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For the first time in publishing history readers can enjoy the complete works of Sheridan Le Fanu, the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century, whose groundbreaking works were central to the development of the Gothic genre in the Victorian era. This comprehensive eBook is complemented with numerous illustrations, informative introductions, scarce texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Le Fanu's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 14 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels like THE FORTUNES OF COLONEL TORLOGH O’BRIEN appearing for the first time in digital publishing history * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Several novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare novellas from CHRONICLES OF GOLDEN FRIARS, available nowhere else * The complete 54 short stories – with many supernatural tales appearing here for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Includes Le Fanu's poetry and memoir - spend hours exploring the author’s diverse works * Special criticism section, with two detailed essays evaluating Le Fanu’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with 8 rare uncollected short stories, appearing in digital print for the first time Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE COCK AND ANCHOR THE FORTUNES OF COLONEL TORLOGH O’BRIEN THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARD WYLDER’S HAND UNCLE SILAS GUY DEVERELL ALL IN THE DARK THE TENANTS OF MALORY A LOST NAME HAUNTED LIVES THE WYVERN MYSTERY CHECKMATE THE ROSE AND THE KEY WILLING TO DIE The Shorter Fiction THE PURCELL PAPERS GHOST STORIES AND TALES OF MYSTERY GHOSTLY TALES CHRONICLES OF GOLDEN FRIARS IN A GLASS DARKLY SPALATRO A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES UNCOLLECTED TALES The Tales LIST OF TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poems THE POETRY OF SHERIDAN LE FANU The Criticism A FORGOTTEN CREATOR OF GHOSTS: JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU by Edna Kenton SHERIDAN LE FANU by E. F. Benson The Memoir MEMOIR OF JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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Best Ghost Stories of J. S. LeFanu

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486204154

Category: Fiction

Page: 467

View: 6843

A compilation of the Victorian master's classic tales of horror reveals his ability to depict the supernatural
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Arthur Machen

Author: Mark Valentine

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 147

View: 6598

Arthur Conan Doyle called Machen a genius; Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and H.G. Wells admired him. His classic horror novel The Great God Pan, which both shocked and delighted contemporary readers with its dark portrayal of sexuality and its alluring villainess, has been favourably compared to Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; his The Secret Glory changed John Betjeman's life; while his masterpiece The Hill of Dreams, located in his beloved Gwent, has been called the most beautiful book in the English language. It is a testimony to his writing skill that through one short story, The Bowmen, he once made thousands believe that angels had appeared at the Battle of Mons, sparking a whole series of myths. Largely neglected by critics and biographers, Machen has remained an inspiration to those readers who have sought him out, and current admirers include cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and TV personality Barry Humphries. Mark Valentine's biography, the first in many decades, provides a much needed re-examination of Machen's varied and fascinating career.
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Encyclopedia of the British Novel

Author: Victoria Gaydosik

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140681


Page: N.A

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Provides an alphabetical guide to British authors, novels, literary themes and more from the early seventeenth century through the late twentieth century.

Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde

Illustrierte und überarbeitete Fassung

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Null Papier Verlag

ISBN: 3954181231

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Vollständig neu überarbeitete, korrigierte und illustrierte Fassung Stevensons wohl bedeutendste Geschichte, und eine der berühmtesten Horrornovellen überhaupt, wurde 1886 zum ersten großen Publikumserfolg des bis dahin nur wenig bekannten Robert Louis Stevenson. Dr. Jekyll ist es mit Hilfe von chemischen Experimenten gelungen, der bösen, triebhaften Seite seines Wesens eine eigene Gestalt zu geben. Als Mr. Hyde treibt er im nebelverhangenen London sein Unwesen. Doch die Rückverwandlung in einen Menschen wird immer schwieriger. Mit 19 Illustrationen Ich habe nie einen Kreis von so haßerfüllten Gesichtern gesehen, und in ihrer Mitte stand der Mann mit finsterer, ja spöttischer Kaltblütigkeit, obgleich er selbst erschrocken war — das konnte ich sehen —, doch wußte er das teuflisch gut zu verbergen. ›Wenn Sie Kapital aus dieser Begebenheit zu schlagen gedenken‹, sagte er, ›so bin ich natürlich machtlos. Jeder Ehrenmann wünscht einen Skandal zu vermeiden, nennen Sie Ihre Forderungen!‹ Null Papier Verlag www.null-papier.de
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British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers Before World War I

Author: Darren Harris-Fain

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810399419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 363

View: 1666

Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction during a time when science, technology and industrialization made increasingly impressive inroads from the Enlightenment to World War I.A gradual emphasis on social improvement, including literature, involved efforts to increase literacy through expanding material to read. During this period, publication of newspapers, penny dreadfuls and dime novels lead to pulp magazines and other popular periodicals.
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The supernatural and English fiction

Author: Glen Cavaliero

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 273

View: 9520

From Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor, the supernatural has been a recurring theme in English fiction. This book is the first ever to describe and discuss all the principal English writers who have handled the subject, including Ann Radcliffe, M. R. James, Rudyard Kipling, John Cowper Powys, James Hogg, Henry James, William Golding, Iris Murdoch, and Muriel Spark. Cavaliero not only analyzes the senses in which the supernatural may be understood, but also relates them to different kinds of fiction, such as the Gothic novel, the occultist romance, the ghost story, novels of paranormal psychology, nature mysticism, and late twentieth-century allegory and fable.
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The complete ghost stories of M.R. James

The haunted doll's house and other ghost stories

Author: Montague Rhodes James,S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Penguin Classics


Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 8495

A second chilling collection of landmark ghost stories and tales of the supernatural includes all the works from the author's final two volumes of fiction, A Thin Ghost and Others and A Warning to the Curious. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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Gothic Writers

A Critical and Bibliographical Guide

Author: Douglass H. Thomson,Jack G. Voller,Frederick S. Frank

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313305009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 516

View: 7218

With its roots in Romanticism, antiquarianism, and the primacy of the imagination, the Gothic genre originated in the 18th century, flourished in the 19th, and continues to thrive today. This reference work provides an introduction to Gothic literature and its abundant criticism and summarizes contemporary developments and critical opinion in Gothic Studies. The volume includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 50 Gothic writers from Horace Walpole to Stephen King. Each entry includes a primary bibliography, a critical essay on the author's place in the Gothic tradition, and a selected, annotated bibliography of scholarship. Entries for Russian, Japanese, French, and German writers give an international scope to the book, while the focus on English and American literature shows the dynamic nature of Gothicism today.
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Seven masters of supernatural fiction

Author: Edward Wagenknecht

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

View: 5238

An unusual grouping of writers, this insightful study includes Henry James and Algernon Blackwood. The seven chapters, respectively on J. Sheridan Le Fanu, James, M. R. James, Blackwood, Arthur Machen, Walter de la Mare, and Marjorie Bowen, each examine plot, character, mood, and setting in a traditional sense.
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