August 23, 2013
This collection gathers together the works by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!

Novels and Novellas:

Green Tea
Guy Deverell
Haunted Lives: A Novel
Mr. Justice Harbottle
The Cock and the Anchor (Morley Court)
The Evil Guest
The Familiar
The Haunted Baronet
The House by the Churchyard
The Room In The Dragon Volant
The Tenants of Malory
The Wyvern Mystery
Ultor De Lacy - A Legend Of Cappercullen
Uncle Silas
Wicked Captain Walshawe, Of Wauling
Willing to Die
Wylder’s Hand

Short Stories:

A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family
An Account Of Some Strange Disturbances In Aungier Street
An Adventure of Hardress Fitzgerald, a Royalist Captain.
Billy Malowney’s Taste of Love and Glory.
Dickon The Devil
Ghost Stories Of Chapelizod
Jim Sulivan’s Adventures in the Great Snow.
Madam Crowl's Ghost
Scraps of Hibernian Ballads.
Sir Dominick's Bargain: A Legend Of Dunoran
Squire Toby's Will: A Ghost Story
Stories Of Lough Guir
Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter
The Bridal of Carrigvarah.
The Child That Went With The Fairies
The Dream
The Drunkard’s Dream.
The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh
The Ghost and the Bone Setter.
The Last Heir of Castle Connor.
The Murdered Cousin
The Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess
The Quare Gander.
The Sexton’s Adventure
The Spectre Lovers
The Watcher
The White Cat Of Drumgunniol
The Village Bully
The Vision Of Tom Chuff

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. Three of his best known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard.

Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction. He was a meticulous craftsman and frequently reworked plots and ideas from his earlier writing in subsequent pieces. Many of his novels, for example, are expansions and refinements of earlier short stories. He specialised in tone and effect rather than "shock horror", and liked to leave important details unexplained and mysterious. He avoided overt supernatural effects: in most of his major works, the supernatural is strongly implied but a "natural" explanation is also possible. The demonic monkey in "Green Tea" could be a delusion of the story's protagonist, who is the only person to see it; in "The Familiar", Captain Barton's death seems to be supernatural, but is not actually witnessed, and the ghostly owl may be a real bird. This technique influenced later horror artists, both in print and on film (see, for example, the film producer Val Lewton's principle of "indirect horror"). Though other writers have since chosen less subtle techniques, Le Fanu's best tales, such as the vampire novella "Carmilla", remain some of the most powerful in the genre. He had enormous influence on one of the 20th century's most important ghost story writers, M. R. James, and although his work fell out of favour in the early part of the 20th century, towards the end of the century interest in his work increased and remains comparatively strong.
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