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In a Glass Darkly

By Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan




In a Glass Darkly collects together five short stories from gothic horror and mystery writer Sheridan Le Fanu. The book, published in 1872 a year before Le Fanu's death, is named from a passage in Corinthians which speaks of humankind perceiving the world "through a glass darkly." The stories are told from the posthumous writings of an occult detective named Dr Martin Hesselius. In Green Tea a clergyman is being driven mad by an evil demon that takes the ephemeral form of a monkey, but is unseen by others as it burdens the victim's mind with psychological torment. In The Familiar, revised from Le Fanu's The Watcher of 1851, a sea captain is stalked by a dwarf, "The Watcher." Is this strange character from captain's past? In Mr Justice Harbottle a merciless court judge is attacked by vengeful spirits, dreaming he is sentenced to death by a horrific version of himself. The story was revised from 1853's An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street. In The Room in the Dragon Volant, a notable mystery which includes a premature burial theme, an innocent young Englishman in France tries to rescue a mysterious countess from her unbearable situation. Lastly, Carmilla tells the tale of a lesbian vampire. It was a huge influence on Bram Stoker's writing of Dracula and the basis for the films Vampyr in 1932 and The Vampire Lovers in 1970.


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In a Glass Darkly

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

2009-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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In A Glass Darkly

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Norwalk: Easton Press. As New. 2006. Collector's Edition. Hardcover. All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail at no additional cost. ; Full leather; gilt decor, raised bands, silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Printed on acid neutral, archival quality paper. An as new copy without bookplates. Frontispiece features full-color illustration. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 470 pages .

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In a Glass Darkly (Collectors Edition Leather)

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Easton Press, 2006. Hardcover. As New/No DJ. Collectors edition full dark blue leather with gold gilt decoration on covers and gold gilt page edges with silk ribbon page marker. Silk end papers. 8.5x6x1.5

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Sutton Pub Ltd. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0862993792 New Condition. . New.

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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Sutton Pub Ltd. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0862993792 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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In a Glass Darkly

Sheridan Le Fanu, Joseph

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In a Glass Darkly

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

BiblioLife, 2009-07-17. Hardcover. Good.

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In a Glass Darkly

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Sutton Pub Ltd, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Good.

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Collection)

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998-04-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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In a Glass Darkly (Classic Reprint)

Fanu, Joseph Sheridan le

Forgotten Books. PAPERBACK. 0243309279 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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In a Glass Darkly

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Adamant Media Corporation, 2000-06-23. Paperback. Good.

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In a Glass Darkly

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

quality paperback. like new. Clean and bright As New. BOOK BOX 17 FICTION

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In a Glass Darkly

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Oxford University Press, 2008. Later Edition. Trade Paperback (i.e. 5-6 by 8-9 inch softcover). Volume condition: New (Condition varies from Fine to Near Fine. Please inquire as to specific condition) / Jacket Condition: N/A (volume is softcover).

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Collection)

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998-04-01. Paperback. Good.

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Mystery & the Supernatural) (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was one of the great masters of Victorian of mystery and horror fiction, and can be regarded as the father of the modern ghost story. In a Glass Darkly (1872), one of his most celebrated volumes, purports to be the casebook of Dr Hesselius, a pioneer psychologist.These five tales represent some of Le Fanu's most accomplished work, which rises above the staid conventions of the age. Although drawing on Gothic conventions - the book features both ghosts and vampires - Le Fanu redefined the parameters of supernatural fiction. He had little interest in the crude depiction of other worldly phenomena in order to provide the reader with a pleasurable frisson of fear. Le Fanu concern rather lay in the examination of the results of supernatural experience on the psyche of his protagonist, in this he paved the way for the work of Henry James and M. R. James.This volume is an indispensable cornerstone of modern horror and remains one of the finest collections of unsettling fiction in the language.

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Fanu, Joseph Sheridan Le

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 1840225521 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery . New.

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2007 Paperback. Book Condition: New . 2007. TRADE PAPERBACK.

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Fanu, Joseph Sheridan Le

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 1840225521 Brand New ,Original Book , Direct from Source , Express 6-8 business days worldwide delivery . New.

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In a Glass Darkly(wordsworth Mystery & the Supernatural) (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. Used - Like New. 2007. Paperback. Fine.

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In a Glass Darkly

Fanu, Joseph Sheridan Le

UK: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Very Good. 0.8 x 5.2 x 8 inches. Book Description This is a collection of tales of the supernatural, where patients of Dr Heselius are plagued by malignant apparitions and vampires, or are drugged into a state of living death. The doctor usually explains such phenomena in terms of psychopathology, but the author is ambivalent to such theories. Editorial Reviews

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In A Glass Darkly

Fanu, Joseph Sheridan Le

Ware, Hertfordshire, England: Wordsworth Editions. Very Good-. 1995. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Paperback. Trade PB . Minor cover creases with a couple of cover indents, some foxing to endpapers, some rippling to reading block up to page 54. ; Nice tight copy, no names inside. Cover artwork detail from Villa am meer (Villa by the Sea) by Arnold Bocklin. ; 320 pages; Five tales from the posthumous papers of the occult detective Dr Martin Hesselius. Comprising: Green Tea; The Familiar; Mr Justice Harbottle; The Room in the Dragon Volant; and Carmilla. .

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In a Glass Darkly

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Sutton Pub Ltd. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Collection)

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 185326265X PEN MARK TO FIRST ENTRY PAGE . Good.

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Collection)

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 185326265X . Good.

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Collection)

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 185326265X Book is in good condition. Cover has some wear. Fingermarks present. Page discolouration present. Creasing present. Sloping spine. -- Re-Read is a social enterprise that trades in and recycles books to reduce waste, save them from landfill and provide services and activities that promote literacy, education attainment and quality of life in South Yorkshire and supports Askern Community Library. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. . Good. 1998.

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Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 185326265X Book is in good condition with typical reading wear to cover and spine. Pages are yelllowing. -- Re-Read is a social enterprise that trades in and recycles books to reduce waste, save them from landfill and provide services and activities that promote literacy, education attainment and quality of life in South Yorkshire and supports Askern Community Library. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. . Good. 1998.

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Collection)

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 185326265X Book is in good condition. Discolouration present. Cover differs to one shown. -- Re-Read is a social enterprise that trades in and recycles books to reduce waste, save them from landfill and provide services and activities that promote literacy, education attainment and quality of life in South Yorkshire and supports Askern Community Library. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. . Good. 1998.

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In a Glass Darkly (Wordsworth Collection)

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. PAPERBACK. 185326265X Book is in good condition. Cover has some wear. Fingermarks present. Page discolouration present. Creasing present. Sloping spine. -- Re-Read is a social enterprise that trades in and recycles books to reduce waste, save them from landfill and provide services and activities that promote literacy, education attainment and quality of life in South Yorkshire and supports Askern Community Library. All overseas shipping is via Airmail. . Good. 1998.

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In a Glass Darkly (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Wordsworth Editions Ltd. Paperback. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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