In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Look inside with Google Book Preview
In a Glass Darkly
By J. Sheridan Le Fanu

In a Glass Darkly

By (author) See other recent books by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Edited by Robert Tracy See other recent books by Robert Tracy
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $19.95
Your Price: $17.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.90 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Book Description

'the ideal reading...for the hours after midnight' Thus Henry James described the style of supernatural tale of which Sheridan Le Fanu was a master. Known in nineteenth-century Dublin as 'The Invisible Prince' because of his reclusive and nocturnal habits, Le Fanu was fascinated by the occult. His writings draw on the Gothic tradition, elements of Irish folklore, and even on the social and political anxieties of his Anglo-Irish contemporaries. In exploring sometimes inexplicable terrors, the tales focus on the unease of the haunted men and women who encounter the supernatural, rather than on the origin or purpose of the visitant. This makes for spine-chilling reading. The five stories presented here have been collected by Dr Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, the forerunner of the modern psychiatrist, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Buy In a Glass Darkly book by J. Sheridan Le Fanu from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780199537983
ISBN-10: 0199537984
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu Carmilla, Paperback (September 2013)

Predating Bram Stoker's Dracula, Carmilla is the ultimate gothic vampire tale - stylish, menacing, sensual and spellbinding.

In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu In a Glass Darkly, Paperback (November 2009)

A collection of ghost and mystery stories. It includes such stories as: "Green Tea", "The Familiar", "Mr Justice Harbottle", "The Room in the Dragon Volant" and "Carmilla".

House by the Churchyard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu House by the Churchyard, Paperback (September 2006)

Presents one of the examples of gothic literature, from a master of the art of the supernatural.

» View all books by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about In a Glass Darkly book by J. Sheridan Le Fanu and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Robert Tracy has also edited The Macdermots of Ballycloran and Nina Balatka & Linda Tressel for the World's Classics.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by J. Sheridan Le Fanu close
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
In a Glass Darkly by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
House by the Churchyard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
»
Recent books by Robert Tracy close
In a Glass Darkly by Robert Tracy
Petrology by Robert Tracy
Unappeasable Host by Robert Tracy
Unappeasable Host by Robert Tracy
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close