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Best Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu

Best Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu

  • Title: Best Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu
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  • ISBN : 9780486204154
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 512 pages

Here are 16 classic ghost stories Carmilla perhaps the classic vampire thriller , Green Tea , The Familiar , The Haunted Baronet , Madam Crowl s Ghost , The Dead Sexton , An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House plus nine others Half these stories never published before in U.S.

Author J Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels He was the leading ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era.

Best Ghost Stories of J.S. Le Fanu Reviews (31)

  • Distinguished Edwardian ghost story author M R James referred to his Victorian predecessor Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1814 1873 as the Master of the sub genre, an assessment echoed by many fans since then E F Bleiler, one of the few serious 20th century literary scholars to specialize in instead of des [..]

  • LeFanu writes a mean ghost story Bear in mind that he wrote during the Victorian era when the ghost story was nearly formulaic in its composition spectral ladies in white, rattling of chains and moaning in the night, churchyard phantoms and haunted estates All the things that we now think of as clic [..]

  • Wonderfully written short stories, but many of them started to seem similar and a bit predictable after an entire book of them A special note for anyone who finds himself stuck in a le Fanu short story never trust the deformed hunchbacks don t make deals with strange people who you meet in the woods [..]

  • I m torn on rating this one While it contains most of LeFanu s best stories, there are some major clunkers in here also Most notably, The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh has the exact same ending as the much better story The Haunted Baronet Stories like Ardagh wouldn t interest any readers except the [..]

  • This book would have got a 3.5 except it contains Carmilla which gets a 5 As well as being one of the earliest, its also got to be one of the best vampire stories out there But yes, the other Fanu stories compiled here are good, but the way they re arranged it takes a while to get into them I think [..]

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