In a Glass Darkly

Horror Collections

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

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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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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The House by the Church-yard

A Novel

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 476

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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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Through a Glass, Darkly

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All

Author: Stefan Bechtel,Laurence Roy Stains

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466888466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Is it possible to make direct contact with the dead? Do the departed seek to make contact with us? The conviction that both things are true was the cornerstone of spiritualism, a kind of do-it-yourself religion that swept the Western world from the 1850s to the 1930s. Prominent artists and poets, prime ministers and scientists, all joined hands around the séance table. But the movement's most famous spokesman by far was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose public quarrels with Houdini over the truth of spiritualism made headlines across the country. Known to the world as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle had undergone what many considered an enigmatic transformation, turning his back on the hyper-rational Holmes and plunging into the supernatural. What was it that convinced a brilliant man, the creator of the great exemplar of cold, objective thought, that there was a reality beyond reality? Though most modern sources make Conan Doyle out to be a kindly but credulous old fool, and though the spiritualist era was rife with fraud, Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains take a closer look. They reexamine the old records of trance mediums and séances, and they discover that what Conan Doyle and his colleagues uncovered is as difficult to dismiss now as it was then.
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Through a Glass, Darkly

Author: Helen McCloy

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1471912477

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Gisela von Hohenems joins the teaching staff of an exclusive girls' school in upstate New York, where she befriends fellow newcomer Faustina Coyle. But a climate of fear surrounds Faustina, and after several strange incidents that defy rational explanation, she is forced to resign. Gisela asks her fiancé, detective-psychologist Dr Basil Willing, to investigate in this highly acclaimed horror-mystery with shades of M. R. James.
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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

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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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Uncle Silas

A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: N.A

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Madam Crowl's Ghost

And Other Tales of Mystery

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262180

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 6123

Includes tales which mostly appeared in The Dublin University Magazine and other periodicals.
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Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes]

Author: Matt Cardin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440842027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 967

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This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion
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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

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A compilation of the Victorian master's classic tales of horror reveals his ability to depict the supernatural
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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: 8055

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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Through a Glass, Darkly

Author: Bill Hussey

Publisher: Bloody Books

ISBN: 9781905636280

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Modern horror novel that deals with secrets long buried, festering guilt and haunting loneliness. Jack Trent, the most effective CID officer in the history of the department, is having bad dreams. He has seen the murder of a child in a forest at the hands of something indescribable. But these are more than dreams. They are visions of the future that Jack has tried for years to suppress. This is a brilliant novel from an exciting new writer who is steeped in the traditions and themes of the genre.
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Ghost Stories and Mysteries

Author: J. S. LeFanu

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144690

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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DIVRemaining supernatural fiction by writer many consider greatest ghost story writer of all time. Mystery stories are equally memorable. /div
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The Romantist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Romanticism

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The Italian

Or the Confessional of the Black Penitents. A Romance. By Ann Radcliffe, ... In Three Volumes. ...

Author: Ann Ward Radcliffe

Publisher: N.A

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Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Alma Classics

ISBN: 9781847492104

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A murderer is forced to reveal his crime by the sound of a beating heart, a mysterious figure wreaks havoc among a party of noblemen during the time of the plague, a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition is tortured in the most barbaric way, a man is obsessed with the fear of being buried alive - these are only some of the memorable characters and stories included in this volume, which exemplify Poe's inventiveness and natural talent as a storyteller.
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The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 144748052X

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Edith Wharton was one of the most successful authors of the early 20th century. In 1921, she became the first woman to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence. Aside from her literary fiction, Wharton was widely respected as a writer of ghost stories. Collected here are her best tales, including 'The Duchess at Prayer', 'The Triumph of the Night', 'A Journey and many more'.
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Gothic Tales

Author: Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199873

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'"The curse—the curse!" I looked up in terror. In the great mirror opposite I saw myself, and right behind, another wicked, fearful self' An encounter with the supernatural in an everyday setting accentuates its strangeness; a truth used to eerie effect in Gaskell's Gothic tales. A portrait turned to the wall, a hidden manuscript, a mysterious child that lives on the freezing moors, a doppelganger formed by a woman's bitter curse: all of these things hint at male tyranny and woman as avenging angel—or devil. Gaskell was fascinated by the dualities in women's lives and the way in which fact and fiction merge. 'Disappearances', a mix of gossip, legend and fact, relates stories of mysterious vanishings, 'Lois the Witch', based on an account of the Salem witch hunts, shows how sexual desire and jealousy lead to communal hysteria and persecution, while 'The Grey Woman' explores a common Gothic theme, the way in which the ghosts of the past always return to haunt us. This edition includes an introduction, chronology, explanatory notes and an appendix giving a reader's response to 'Disappearances'.
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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: 339

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