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In a Glass Darkly

In a Glass Darkly

  • Title: In a Glass Darkly
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  • ISBN : 9780192839473
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 384 pages


This remarkable collection of stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant, and Carmilla The five stories 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 th This remarkable collection of stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant, and Carmilla The five stories 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 This new annotated edition includes an introduction, notes on the text, and explanatory notes.NB The Familiar is a revision of The Watcher Mr Justice Harbottle is a revision of An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street


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.




In a Glass Darkly Reviews (31)

  • What a fool I was and yet, in the sight of angels, are we any wiser as we grow older It seems to me, only, that our illusions change as we go on but, still, we are madmen all the same DEMON MONKEYI read the Folio Society edition of this book and that red eyed demon monkey was on the front cover Ever [..]

  • I recently found a new hobby of watching beauty vloggers apply make up on YouTube.As a good a method to waste time as any, and they are all oh my gosh, this is red lipstick, so red, then slap it on their lips, cheeks, noses or other appendages and then are all amazed, just how red that lipstick is, [..]

  • applause Once again those good old boys from the days of classic literature show everyone how it s done without the aid of special effects, bells and whistles and ludicrous vampire based sex scenes any who has ever seen or had Tru blood described to them will know what i m talking about This is a gr [..]

  • Reviewing the stories as I go because I have a bad habit of forgetting what individual stories are about by the time I finish the whole.Green Tea Clergyman followed by a demonic monkey that only he can see as the result of all the green tea he consumes Said monkey tries to convince the clergyman to [..]

  • Sometimes oldies are, in fact, goodies.Le Fannu is one of the fathers parents, I should say, before Mary Shelley whacks me over the head with a lightning rod of the Gothic horror and Gothic fantasy genres And it s quite clear he deserves his place in the speculative hall of fame.The short stories of [..]

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