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Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories by J Sheridan Le Fanu Online



Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories

Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories

  • Title: Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories
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  • ISBN : 9781853262180
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 192 pages


Included in this volume of J Sheridan Le Fanu s marvellous ghost stories are 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 Disturbances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod, including The Village Bully, The Sexton s Adventure, The Specter Included in this volume of J Sheridan Le Fanu s marvellous ghost stories are 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 Disturbances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod, including The Village Bully, The Sexton s Adventure, The Specter Lovers Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick s Bargain Ultor de Lacy The Vision of Tom Chuff and Stories of Lough Guir, including The Magician Earl, Moll Rial s Adventure, The Banshee, The Governess s Dream, and The Earl s Hall


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.




Madam Crowl's Ghost & Other Stories Reviews (31)

  • This is a good posthumous anthology of ghost stories, chosen by no less an authority than M.R James himself They were selected primarily from Le Fanu s early Dublin Magazine period, when his stories like those of many of the authors published there by editor Le Fanu were characterized by a leisurely [..]

  • I ve listed and summarized all of the stories in this book at my reading journal blog, in case you re interested in what you have to look forward in this book Perhaps these aren t the best ghost stories I ve ever read, but Le Fanu is a master of atmosphere, which helps to produce the sense of dread [..]

  • A posthumous collection of lesser and early work by arguably the first great ghost story writer Still, half the contents are worth the price of admission with the eponymous story, Squire Toby s Will, Dickon the Devil, The Child that went with the Fairies, The White Cat of Drumgunniol, Aungier Street [..]

  • These were Le Fanu s lesser works But even amidst them one can find darkly gleaming jewels like Madam Crowl s Ghost , and haunting tales that can generate shivers under appropriate atmospheric conditions However, the languid style of the rest didn t enamour me that much Hence, only three stars. [..]

  • I ve been a great fan of Joseph Sheridan le Fanu since reading his classic 1872 vampire story Carmilla years ago M R James was also an admirer and in 1923 edited an important collection of le Fanu s ghost stories, Madam Crowl s Ghost and other stories I m not sure why I enjoy Sheridan le Fanu [..]

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