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In a Glass Darkly (1872) [Collection]
by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

'the ideal reading...for the hours after midnight'

Thus Henry James described the style of supernatural tale of which Sheridan Le Fanu was a master. Known in nineteenth-century Dublin as 'The Invisible Prince' because of his reclusive and nocturnal habits, Le Fanu was fascinated by the occult. His writings draw on the Gothic tradition, elements of Irish folklore, and even on the social and political anxieties of his Anglo-Irish contemporaries. In exploring sometimes inexplicable terrors, the tales focus on the unease of the haunted men and women who encounter the supernatural, rather than on the origin or purpose of the visitant. This makes for spine-chilling reading.

The five stories presented here have been collected by Dr Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, the forerunner of the modern psychiatrist, 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.

Contents:

  • Green Tea
  • The Familiar
  • Mr. Justice Harbottle
  • The Room in the Dragon Volant
  • Carmilla

Original title: In a Glass Darkly
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts
FictionHorrorGeneral


The following works are contained within this one:
     Familiar, the (1851) [Novelette]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Green Tea (1869) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Carmilla (1871) [Novella]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Mr. Justice Harbottle (1872) [Novelette]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Edition #1: In a Glass Darkly

In a Glass Darkly (1872)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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In a Glass Darkly (June 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225525
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.6 x 0.7
Pages: 302

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In a Glass Darkly (October 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Oxford, NY
Publisher: Oxford World's Classics
ISBN: 9780192839473
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 347
Notes: Edited with an introduction by Robert Tracy

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In a Glass Darkly (September 1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 185326265X
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.6 x 0.7
Pages: 302

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