Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

The Watcher, and other weird stories

A collection of Sheridan Le Fanu's short stories, published posthumously.
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  • Marc Thompsonhar delt en vurderingfor 3 år siden
    👍Værd at læse

    This boot was well written although some of the endings were disappointing.


  • daoliveiramariahar citeretfor 5 år siden
    Such was the relation of parties, when the mysterious circumstances which darken this narrative with inexplicable melancholy first began to unfold themselves.
  • b3575133410har citeretfor 3 år siden
    Alfred Perceval Graves after my father’s death, and published by Messrs. Bentley.
    It may be of interest to point out that the central idea in the story entitled “Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess” is embodied in “Uncle Silas.”
    When “The Purcell Papers” were appearing in The Dublin University Magazine my father supplied the following note, which was reproduced by Mr. Graves in his edition of the book: —
    “The residuary legatee of the late Francis Purcell, who has the honour of selecting such of his lamented old friend’s manuscripts as may appear fit for publication, in order that the lore which they contain may reach the world before scepticism and utility have robbed our species of the precious gift of credulity, and scornfully kicked before them, or trampled into annihilation those harmless fragments of picturesque superstition which it is our object to preserve, has been subjected to the charge of dealing too largely in the marvellous; and it has been half insinuated that such is his love for diablerie, that he is content to wander a mile out of his way in order to meet a fiend or a goblin, and thus to sacrifice all regard for truth and accuracy to the idle hope of affrighting the imagination, and thus pandering to the bad taste of his reader.
  • Nhlanhla Madidehar citeretfor 4 år siden
    ircumstances have lately forced it upon my attention in such a way as to compel me to review the whole question in a more candid and teachable spirit, I be

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