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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873)

Author of Carmilla

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The greatest author of supernatural fiction during the nineteenth century was undoubtedly J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Le Fanu was born in Dublin and, as with so many other English popular fiction authors of his time, entered the genre of fiction by way of journalism, working on such publications as the Evening Mail and the Dublin University Magazine. Le Fanu came from a middle-class background; his family was of Huguenot descent. He graduated from Trinity College and married in 1844. After his wife died in 1858, until his own death, Le Fanu was known as a recluse, creating his ghost fiction late at night in bed. Probably he began writing ghost fiction in 1838; his earliest supernatural story is often cited as being either "The Ghost and the Bone-Setter" or the "Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh," both of which were later collected in the anthology entitled The Purcell Papers (1880). Writing most effectively in the short story form, Le Fanu's tales such as "Carmilla" (a vampire story that is thought possibly to have influenced Bram Stoker's Dracula) and the problematic "Green Tea" are considered by many literary scholars to be classics of the supernatural genre. His lengthy Gothic novels, such as Uncle Silas (1864), though less highly regarded than his shorter fiction, are nonetheless wonderfully atmospheric. Le Fanu's particular brand of literary horror tends toward the refined, subtle fright rather than the graphic sensationalism of Matthew Gregory Lewis. His work influenced other prominent horror fiction authors, including M. R. James. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Carmilla 2,187 copies, 113 reviews
In a Glass Darkly 1,307 copies, 22 reviews
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh 1,307 copies, 34 reviews
The House by the Churchyard 226 copies, 5 reviews
Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories 204 copies, 6 reviews
Wylder's Hand 200 copies, 8 reviews
The Wyvern Mystery 138 copies, 7 reviews
Ghost Stories and Mysteries (Author's full name, some editions) 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Rose and the Key 93 copies, 2 reviews
The Evil Guest 80 copies, 5 reviews
The Purcell Papers 71 copies, 3 reviews
Green Tea [short story] 61 copies, 6 reviews
Checkmate 48 copies, 2 reviews
Guy Deverell 35 copies, 1 review
The Room in the Dragon Volant 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Vampire: An Anthology (Contributor) 28 copies
The Cock and Anchor 23 copies, 1 review
Geistergeschichten. 19 copies, 1 review
Vampire Lovers 16 copies
Carmilla: The Wolves of Styria 16 copies, 2 reviews
Carmilla / The Evil Guest 13 copies, 1 review
The Familiar 11 copies
Willing to Die 11 copies
Mysterious and Horrific Stories 10 copies, 7 reviews
Dickon the Devil [short story] 10 copies, 1 review
The watcher 6 copies
Cuentos de terror 4 copies, 1 review
The Murdered Cousin 3 copies, 1 review
A Lost Name 3 copies
Zelený děs 3 copies
Ghost Stories of Chapelizod 2 copies, 1 review
Té verde 2 copies
Te verde 1 copy
The Mysterious Lodger 1 copy, 1 review
Karmilla 1 copy
Night at the Dragon Inn 1 copy, 1 review
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor, some editions) 1,071 copies, 21 reviews
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (Contributor) 821 copies, 4 reviews
The Dark Descent (Contributor) 617 copies, 13 reviews
The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories (Contributor) 514 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (Contributor) 505 copies, 6 reviews
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Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday (Contributor) 392 copies, 12 reviews
The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Contributor, some editions; Contributor) 380 copies, 5 reviews
Great Ghost Stories (Contributor) 374 copies, 6 reviews
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (Contributor) 308 copies, 4 reviews
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (Contributor) 302 copies, 2 reviews
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (Contributor) 296 copies, 2 reviews
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Gothic Short Stories (Contributor) 217 copies, 1 review
Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire Stories (Contributor) 213 copies, 2 reviews
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Arbor House Treasury of horror and the supernatural (Contributor) 183 copies, 1 review
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100 Creepy Little Creature Stories (Contributor) 168 copies, 1 review
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The Supernatural Omnibus (Contributor) 132 copies, 1 review
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Irish Tales of Terror (Contributor) 115 copies, 2 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 104 copies
Seven Masterpieces of Gothic Horror (Contributor) 101 copies, 1 review
A Taste for Blood (Contributor) 100 copies, 1 review
Chilling Horror Short Stories (Contributor) 94 copies
Great Ghost Stories (Watermill Classics) (Contributor) 86 copies, 1 review
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The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time (Contributor) 74 copies, 3 reviews
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Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (Contributor) 73 copies, 2 reviews
The Horror Hall of Fame (Contributor) 72 copies, 3 reviews
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Children of the Night (Author) 66 copies
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Great Vampire Stories (Contributor) 63 copies
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65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (Contributor) 56 copies, 4 reviews
The Giant Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 52 copies, 1 review
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (Contributor) 47 copies
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (Contributor) 46 copies
Stories of the Supernatural (Contributor) 46 copies
Ghosts for Christmas (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
Realms of Darkness (Contributor) 43 copies, 1 review
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (Contributor) 42 copies, 2 reviews
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The nightmare reader, volume one (Contributor) 39 copies, 2 reviews
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Beyond the Curtain of Dark (Contributor) 36 copies
The Vampire Hunter's Casebook (Contributor) 35 copies
Great Tales of Terror (Contributor) 35 copies
Terror by Gaslight: More Victorian Tales of Terror (Contributor) 33 copies, 2 reviews
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (Contributor) 31 copies
The World's Greatest Ghost Stories (Contributor) 31 copies
The Screaming Skull and Other Classic Horror Stories (Contributor) 31 copies, 2 reviews
The Mystery Book (Contributor) 28 copies
Irish Ghost Stories (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories (Contributor) 27 copies
Twelve Gothic Tales (Oxford Twelves) (Contributor) 26 copies, 4 reviews
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
The Ghostmasters: Weird Stories by Famous Writers (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
The Best Ghost Stories (Contributor) 25 copies
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (Contributor) 24 copies, 2 reviews
Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (Contributor; Contributor) 22 copies
Great Ghost Stories: 34 Classic Tales of the Supernatural (Contributor; Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Nursery Crimes (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
A Treasury of Victorian ghost stories (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Best Ghost Stories (Contributor) 21 copies
Best Ghost Stories (Contributor, some editions) 21 copies
In the Shadow of Dracula (Contributor) 20 copies
Tales of Terror and Suspense (Contributor) 20 copies
Great English Short Stories (Contributor) 19 copies, 1 review
The Tenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
Ghosts and Marvels (Contributor) 17 copies
Nightfrights (Contributor) 17 copies, 1 review
Beware of the Cat (Contributor) 15 copies, 1 review
Horror by Lamplight (Contributor) 15 copies
Paha vieras 15 copies
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 15 copies
Victorian Tales of Terror (Contributor) 14 copies
Twelve Mystery Stories (Oxford Twelves) (Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
Tales of the Undead: Vampires and Visitants (Contributor, some editions) 9 copies, 1 review
Classic Ghost Stories (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review
Klassieke griezelverhalen (Contributor) 8 copies
Classic Ghost Stories (Contributor) 8 copies
More ghosts and marvels (Contributor) 7 copies
Phantastische Literatur 83 (Contributor, some editions) 7 copies
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