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J Sheridan Le Fanu


Ireland (1814 - 1873)
Uncle of Rhoda Broughton

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu has been the inspiration and motive force behind a great deal of modern horror literature; his tales of horror inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula; it was the custom, according to Henry James, for Victorian hosts to place a volume of his stories on a guest's bedside table for 'the hours after midnight'; and M R James, the famous ghost story teller, considered him 'absolutely in the front rank' as a supernatural writer. Yet in modern times Le Fanu has been unaccountably ignored.
 
Anthologies containing stories by J Sheridan Le Fanu
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 1st Series (1928)
A Second Century of Creepy Stories (1930)
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror 2nd Series (1931)
Hauntings and Horror: The Supernatural Omnibus Volume 1 (1931)
A Century of Thrillers: From Poe to Arlen (1934)
The Mystery Book (1934)
A Century of Thrillers 2nd Series (1935)
The Great Book of Thrillers (1935)
A Century of Ghost Stories (1936)
Novels of Mystery (1945)
Who Knocks? (1946)
Night's Yawning Peal (1952)
The Vampire (1963)
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1964)
A Chamber of Horrors (1965)
Everyman's Book of Classic Horror Stories (1965)
Beyond the Curtain of Dark (1966)
The Craft of Terror (1966)
The Premature Burial and Other Tales of Horror (1966)
Where Nightmares Are (1966)
Great British Tales of Terror: Gothic Stories of Horror and Romance 1765-1840 (1972)
     aka Gothic Tales of Terror
Beware of the Cat (1972)
The Edge of Never (1973)
The Nightmare Reader Volume 1 (1973)
Summoned from the Tomb (1973)
Kurt Singer's Gothic Horror Book (1974)
The 10th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1974)
Victorian Tales of Terror (1974)
A Clutch of Vampires (1975)
The 12th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1976)
The Ghostmasters (1976)
The Supernatural Solution (1976)
Gaslight Tales of Terror (1976)
Classic Tales of Horror (1976)
Chamber of Horrors (1978)
The 14th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1978)
Sixty-Five Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979)
The Giant Book of Horror Stories (1981)
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984)
Dark Company: The Ten Greatest Ghost Stories (1984)
Devilish Doings (1985)
Realms of Darkness (1985)
Tales of the Dark (1987)
The Colour of Evil (1987)
The Open Door: And Other Ghost Stories (1990)
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992)
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1992)
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (1993)
Nursery Crimes (1993)
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare (1993)
Blood and Roses: The Vampire in 19th Century Literature (1995)
The Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories (1995)
The Vampire Hunters' Casebook (1996)
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996)
Children of the Night (1999)
The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories (2000)
A Second Century of Creepy StoriesHauntings and Horror: The Supernatural Omnibus Volume 1The Mystery BookThe Great Book of Thrillers
A Century of Ghost StoriesWho Knocks?Night's Yawning PealThe Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
A Chamber of HorrorsEveryman's Book of Classic Horror StoriesBeyond the Curtain of DarkThe Craft of Terror
Where Nightmares AreGreat British Tales of Terror: Gothic Stories of Horror and Romance 1765-1840Beware of the CatThe Edge of Never
The Nightmare Reader Volume 1Summoned from the TombKurt Singer's Gothic Horror BookThe 10th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
Victorian Tales of TerrorA Clutch of VampiresThe 12th Fontana Book of Great Ghost StoriesThe Ghostmasters
The Supernatural SolutionGaslight Tales of TerrorClassic Tales of HorrorChamber of Horrors
The 14th Fontana Book of Great Ghost StoriesSixty-Five Great Tales of the SupernaturalThe Giant Book of Horror StoriesThe Penguin Book of Ghost Stories
Dark Company: The Ten Greatest Ghost StoriesDevilish DoingsRealms of DarknessTales of the Dark
The Colour of EvilThe Open Door: And Other Ghost StoriesThe Oxford Book of Gothic Tales100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories
Fantastic Tales: Visionary and EverydayTo Sleep, Perchance to Dream...NightmareBlood and Roses: The Vampire in 19th Century LiteratureThe Mammoth Book of Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Stories
The Vampire Hunters' CasebookChildren of the NightThe Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
 
Short stories
The Churchyard Yew
The Drunkard's Dream (1838)
The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh (1838)
The Ghost and the Bone-Setter (1838)
The Murdered Cousin (1838)
A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family (1839)
Schalken the Painter (1839)
The Mysterious Lodger (1850)
The Evil Guest [short story] (1851)
The Familiar (1851)
     aka The Watcher
Ghost Stories of Chapelizod (1851)
The Sexton's Adventure (1851)
The Specter Lovers (1851)
The Spectre Lovers (1851)
The Village Bully (1851)
An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street (1853)
     aka The House on Aungier Street
The House on Aungier Street (1853)
Ghost Stories of the Tiled House (1861)
Ultor de Lacy (1861)
An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House (1862)
The House By the Churchyard (excerpt) (1863)
Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand (1863)
Wicked Captain Walshawe of Wauling (1864)
Squire Toby's Will (1868)
Green Tea [short story] (1869)
The Child That Went With the Fairies (1870)
The Haunted Baronet (1870)
Madam Crowl's Ghost [short story] (1870)
Stories of Lough Guir (1870)
The Vision of Tom Chuff (1870)
The White Cat of Drumgunniol (1870)
Carmilla [short story] (1871)
The Dead Sexton (1871)
The Strange Investigator (1871)
Dickon the Devil (1872)
Laura Silver Bell (1872)
Mr Justice Harbottle (1872)
The Room in the Dragon Volant [short story] (1872)
Sir Dominick's Bargain (1872)



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