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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan 1814-1873

Overview
Works: 548 works in 1,889 publications in 19 languages and 25,744 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Creator, Translator
Classifications: PR4879.L7, 823.8
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Uncle Silas a tale of Bartram-Haugh by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

178 editions published between 1804 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Maud Ruthyn is orphaned, she is sent to live with her Uncle Silas, her father's mysterious brother and a man with a scandalous-- even murderous-- past. There she encounters Madame de la Rougierre, a former governess, who left her father's employ because she was a liar, bully, and spy. Now Maud is the only thing standing between the money she will inherit from her father, and Silas' considerable debt. As the November winds wail in ivied chimneys, Maud's destiny will become all too clear
In a glass darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

102 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, first published in 1872, including 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 al and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmoshphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

139 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of and critical essays on the 1872 vampire tale chronicling the experiences of a young woman lured by the charms of a female vampire
The house by the churchyard by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

73 editions published between 1863 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The House by the Churchyard (1863) is a novel by Sheridan Le Fanu that combines elements of the mystery novel and the historical novel. Aside from its own merits, the novel is important as a key source for James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. The novel begins with a prologue in the voice of an old man, Charles de Cresseron, that is set in Chapelizod, Ireland, roughly a century after the events of the novel proper. This prologue details how, during an interment at the churchyard of the title, a skull is accidentally unearthed, which bears the marks of two crushing blows to the head and? even more dis
Wylder's hand a novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

63 editions published between 1864 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping that the marriage between Mark Wylder and Dorcas Brandon will end a bitter rivalry between the families, an unexpected event plunges the residents of Brandon Hall into a new ordeal as a jealous rival emerges
The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best ghost stories of J.S. Le Fanu by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cock and Anchor by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

53 editions published between 1845 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rose and the key by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

24 editions published between 1870 and 2007 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terror builds slowly, as young Maud Vernon and her old cousin Maximilla enjoy a sketching tour through Wales. Ominously, they find themselves shadowed by a sinister one-eyed man. And when they return to Roydon Hall, Maud's home, things become yet worse. Her mother, the imperious Lady Vernon, seems to loathe her, and there are other concerns as well-a mysterious will, an intimidating man clothed all in black, and the satanic mesmerist Doctor Antomarchi. Le Fanu slowly unfolds his plot, building the mystery and suspence until the shocking climax, where Maud escapes her cruel mother to visit the home of the great Lady Mardykes, only to find that she has escaped one hell, only to enter one far worse! -- Publisher's description
The Wyvern mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

26 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local haunted mansion, where she finds herself imperiled not only by family secrets from the past but also by evil machinations of the present. Set in rural England of the 1820's
The Purcell papers by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

22 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Purcell Papers is a comprehensive collection of Sheridan Le Fanu''s early short stories, and they reflect his interest in Irish folklore, as well as his burgeoning fascination with the supernatural. Some of the tales have a charming, humorous tone, while others are characterized by the spine-chilling twists and turns that would later launch Le Fanu to the top of the gothic horror genre
Ghost stories and mysteries by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Deverell by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

45 editions published between 1855 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you''re in the mood for a classic gothic thriller, add Sheridan Le Fanu''s Guy Deverell to your list. Villainous machinations, contested wills, complex revenge plots, and a spooky haunting to boot -- this epic tale will suck you in and keep you engrossed until the very last page
Madam Crowl's ghost, and other tales of mystery by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

20 editions published between 1923 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green tea and other ghost stories by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

7 editions published between 1945 and 1993 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Tea- an English cleric's bout with a malignant presence. Squire Toby's will- a tale of sibling rivalry The fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh-relatioship with a sinster valet Sir Dominick's Bargain-a pact with the devil
Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

36 editions published between 1871 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He may have vast stores of family money at his disposal, but no one would accuse sleazy Walter Longcluse of being a noble gentleman. After worming his way into the good graces of the genteel Arden clan, Longcluse develops an unsettling obsession with their daughter, Alice. Will his ulterior motives be revealed before it''s too late?
The fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien : a tale of the wars of King James by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

29 editions published between 1847 and 1977 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

16 editions published between 1896 and 1977 in English and French and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willing to die by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu( Book )

27 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheridan Le Fanu''s final novel Willing to Die is an emotionally evocative look at the most vexing of all mysteries: suicide. In what some critics regard as his most ambitious work, Le Fanu leaves behind the sometimes conventional plot constructions of his earlier career and attempts something much more interesting, bringing together a fragmented jumble of clues and puzzle pieces to get at the truth of a tragic life that ended much too soon
 
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Alternative Names

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Fanu, Joseph S. le 1814-1873

Fanu, Joseph Sheridan le

Fanu, Joseph Sheridan le 1814-1873

Fanu, Sheridan Le

Fanu, Sheridan Le 1814-1873

Figwood, John 1814-1873

La Fanu, Sheridan 1814-1873

Le Fanī, Džozefs Šeridans 1814-1873

Le Fanu, J. S.

Le Fanu, J.S. 1814-1873

Le Fanu, J. Sheridan.

Le Fanu, J. Sheridan 1814-1873

Le Fanu, J. Sheridan (1814-1873), Joseph Sheridan

Le Fanu, J. Sheridan (Joseph Sheridan)

Le Fanu, J. Sheridan (Joseph Sheridan), 1814-1873.

Le Fanu, Joseph Leridan

Le Fanu, Joseph S. 1814-1873

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas Sheridan 1814-1873

Le Fanu, Sheridan

Le Fanu Sheridan 1814-1873

LeFanu, J. S. 1814-1873

LeFanu, J. S. (Joseph Sheridan), 1814-1873.

LeFanu, Joseph S. 1814-1873

LeFanu Joseph Sheridan 1814-1873

Lefanu, Sheridan 1814-1873

Sheridan Le Fanu, J. 1814-1873

Sheridan le Fanu, Joseph 1814-1873

Ле Фаню, Джозеф Шеридан 1814-1873

ファニュ, シェリダン・レ

レ・ファニウ

レ・ファニュ, J. S.

レ・ファニュ, ジョセフ・シェリダン

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In a glass darklyCarmillaThe house by the churchyardWylder's hand a novelBest ghost stories of J.S. Le FanuThe Cock and AnchorThe rose and the keyThe Wyvern mystery