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Complete Works of Sheridan Le Fanu (Illustrated)
 
 

Complete Works of Sheridan Le Fanu (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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For the first time in publishing history readers can enjoy the complete works of Sheridan Le Fanu, the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century, whose groundbreaking works were central to the development of the Gothic genre in the Victorian era. This comprehensive eBook is complemented with numerous illustrations, informative introductions, scarce texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Le Fanu's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 14 novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels like THE FORTUNES OF COLONEL TORLOGH O’BRIEN appearing for the first time in digital publishing history
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Several novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Rare novellas from CHRONICLES OF GOLDEN FRIARS, available nowhere else
* The complete 54 short stories – with many supernatural tales appearing here for the first time
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Includes Le Fanu's poetry and memoir - spend hours exploring the author’s diverse works
* Special criticism section, with two detailed essays evaluating Le Fanu’s contribution to literature
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE COCK AND ANCHOR
THE FORTUNES OF COLONEL TORLOGH O’BRIEN
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARD
WYLDER’S HAND
UNCLE SILAS
GUY DEVERELL
ALL IN THE DARK
THE TENANTS OF MALORY
A LOST NAME
HAUNTED LIVES
THE WYVERN MYSTERY
CHECKMATE
THE ROSE AND THE KEY
WILLING TO DIE

The Shorter Fiction
THE PURCELL PAPERS
GHOST STORIES AND TALES OF MYSTERY
GHOSTLY TALES
CHRONICLES OF GOLDEN FRIARS
IN A GLASS DARKLY
SPALATRO
A STABLE FOR NIGHTMARES
UNCOLLECTED TALES

The Tales
LIST OF TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poems
THE POETRY OF SHERIDAN LE FANU

The Criticism
A FORGOTTEN CREATOR OF GHOSTS: JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU by Edna Kenton
SHERIDAN LE FANU by E. F. Benson

The Memoir
MEMOIR OF JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16346 KB
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics; 1 edition (23 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CIDQ5FG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Victorian Essential. 15 Jun 2013
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Splendid value. A terrific purchase for all devotees of Victorian supernatural/sensational fiction. Most titles here are otherwise hard to get hold of.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying 16 Mar 2014
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I bought the Kindle version and am very pleased with it.

I bought it for three stories in particular, but the bonus for me is that I now get to read all the other stories. There are short introductions before the start of each one, so you can decide whether you want to read it or not. I like the fact that it is as it was originally printed in Victorian times along with the illustrations. I live near to where he did and it's fun to go see the places in which he based the stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars genuis 26 Mar 2014
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there are few masters of this genre and this man is one of them he matches M.R James for the mastery of the plots and the hidden terror of the stories some of these modern ghost stories we get nowadays would not exist without the influence of this man and his like, ok some of the modern ones we get may be a bit lame but there you go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a mystery...... 7 Jan 2014
By L Brasi
....... being asked by Amazon to review this book since I have not purchased it. However I am sure it is very good indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book 5 Dec 2013
By Amanda Santurro - Published on Amazon.com
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Camilla is one of my all time favorite vampire stories. Not many people know that Le Fanu predated Bram Stoker. It's sensual and slightly erotic. Loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of _Complete Works of Sheridan Le Fanu_ 4 Nov 2013
By Victoria J. Chance - Published on Amazon.com
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Le Fanu wrote some of the best gothic stories of his generation. I highly recommend any of them, but "Carmilla" is my favorite. The eponymous character is one of the first female vampires. "Squire Toby's Will" is another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful edition from Delphi 2 Aug 2013
By John Cobb - Published on Amazon.com
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As far as I know, this collection is complete, and very easy to use. I look forward to digging into it soon!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable 4 May 2014
By Claude - Published on Amazon.com
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I am glad that I purchased this collection. Although not as compelling a writer as his older Dublin compatriot Bram Stoker of "Dracula" fame, Le Fanu's stories are entertaining and well written. There is something cosy for me in his Victorian style and, even though he did not have access to 21st century cinematic technology, he can create delightfully eerie atmospheres. "In A Glass Darkly" deserves to be read for its variety, its inventiveness and its absorbing tales. A fun collection to have available for those dark and stormy nights.
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