J Sheridan Le Fanu Books In Order

Chronicles Of Golden Friars Books In Order

  1. The Chronicles of Golden Friars (1871)

Novels

  1. The Co*ck and Anchor (1845)
  2. The House by the Churchyard (1861)
  3. Wylder’s Hand (1863)
  4. Uncle Silas (1864)
  5. Guy Deverell (1865)
  6. All in the Dark (1866)
  7. The Tenants of Malory (1867)
  8. Haunted Lives (1868)
  9. A Lost Name (1868)
  10. The Wyvern Mystery (1869)
  11. Checkmate (1871)
  12. The Rose and the Key (1871)
  13. Carmilla (1872)
  14. Willing to Die (1873)
  15. The Evil Guest (1895)

Collections

  1. Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery (1851)
  2. In a Glass Darkly (1872)
  3. The Purcell Papers (1880)
  4. The Watcher and Other Weird Stories (1894)
  5. Green Tea (1907)
  6. Madam Crowl’s Ghost (1923)
  7. Best Ghost Stories of J. S. le Fanu (1964)
  8. The Best Horror Stories (1970)
  9. The Vampire Lovers (1970)
  10. Ghost Stories and Mysteries (1973)
  11. The Hours After Midnight (1975)
  12. Carmilla and Other Classic Tales of Mystery (1996)
  13. Gothic Horror 3: The Complete Purcell Papers (2001)
  14. Carmilla and The Vampyre (2017)
  15. The Gothic Tales of Sheridan Le Fanu (2020)

Chapbooks

  1. The Room in the Dragon Volant (1872)

Novellas

  1. The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh (1838)
  2. The Murdered Cousin (1838)
  3. A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family (1839)
  4. Schalken the Painter (1839)
  5. The Mysterious Lodger (1850)
  6. The Familiar (1851)
  7. Ghost Stories of Chapelizod (1851)
  8. An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street (1853)
  9. An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House (1862)
  10. The Child That Went With the Fairies (1870)
  11. The Haunted Baronet (1870)
  12. Laura Silver Bell (1872)
  13. Mr Justice Harbottle (1872)

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J Sheridan Le Fanu Books Overview

The Co*ck and Anchor

When Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s first novel, The Co*ck and Anchor, first appeared in 1845, critics were quick to hail it as a work worthy of Sir Walter Scott and predicted that its anonymous author might be the national novelist Ireland had been waiting for. Set against the historical backdrop of turbulent mid eighteenth century Dublin, The Co*ck and Anchor is the story of heroic young O’Connor, who wants nothing more than to marry the beautiful Miss Mary Ashwoode. But her father, the wicked Sir Richard, who just may have struck a bargain with the devil, is firmly opposed and has resolved to marry her to Lord Aspenly. Meanwhile, unknown to the lovers, another obstacle to their union waits. Mary’s brother, Sir Henry Ashwoode, has gotten mixed up with the evil Nicholas Blarden, who demands Mary for himself. And when Mary finds herself imprisoned by these villains in the great old house at Morley Court, she must find a way to escape before falling victim to their horrible schemes! Often characterized as a historical novel, The Co*ck and Anchor nevertheless contains most of the elements of Le Fanu’s later Gothic thrillers, such as his famous Uncle Silas 1864. This new edition, which includes the unabridged text of the three volume first edition published in Dublin in 1845, also features a scholarly introduction and annotations by James F. Wurtz, as well as an appendix containing contemporary reviews of the novel and other writings by Le Fanu.

The House by the Churchyard

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu is best known today as one of the Victorian period’s leading exponents of supernatural fiction, and was described by M.R. James as standing absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories.
The House by the Churchyard is perhaps his best novel in this genre. Set in the village of Chapelizod, near Dublin, in the 1760s the story opens with the accidental disinterment of an old skull in the churchyard, and an eerie late night funeral. This discovery relates to murders, both recent and historical whose repercussions disrupt the complacent pace of village affairs and change the lives of many of its notable characters forever. Charm and chilling darkness abound in equal measure in one of the greatest novels of a Victorian master of mystery.

Wylder’s Hand

There was a little fair haired child playing on the ground before the steps as I whirled by. The old rector had long passed away; the shorts, gaiters, and smile a phantom; and nature, who had gathered in the past, was providing for the future. The pretty mill road, running up through Redman’s Dell, dank and dark with tall romantic trees, was left behind in another moment; and we were now traversing the homely and antique street of the little town, with its queer shops and solid steep roofed residences. Up Church street I contrived a peep at the old gray tower where the chimes hung; and as we turned the corner a glance at the ‘Brandon Arms.’ How very small and low that palatial hostelry of my earlier recollections had grown! There were new faces at the door. It was only two and twenty years ago, and I was then but eleven years old. A retrospect of a score of years or so, at three and thirty, is a much vaster affair than a much longer one at fifty. The whole thing seemed like yesterday; and as I write, I open my eyes and start and cry, ‘can it be twenty, five and twenty, aye, by Jove! five and thirty, years since then?’ How my days have flown! And I think when another such yesterday shall have arrived, where shall I be?

Uncle Silas

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Uncle Silas‘ by Le Fanu is considered one of the greatest Gothic novels. The story is about a young girl, Maud Knollyes who is sent to live with her Uncle Silas after her fathers’ death. Uncle Silas is a mysterious man who was once accused of murdering a man to whom he owed a debt. The novel has several unexpected twists and turns which makes it a spine chilling thriller.

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All in the Dark

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Haunted Lives

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A Lost Name

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The Wyvern Mystery

The foremost teller of scary stories in his day and a profound influence on both the novelists and filmmakers of the 20th century, Anglo Irish author JOSEPH THOMAS SHERIDAN LE FANU 1814 1873 has, sadly, fallen out of scholarly and popular favor, and unfairly so. To this day, contemporary readers who happen across his works praise his talent for weaving a tense literary atmosphere tinged by the supernatural and bolstered by hints of ambiguous magic. An exceptional example of the sensation novel a genre that was wildly popular in the Victorian era, with its focus on lurid crime invading previously cheerful, ordinary, and domestic places this 1869 classic gives us a rural estate in 1820s England, a happy new bride, and an ancient myth of a wyvern dragon to spoil the tranquility. Or perhaps there’s a more rational and yet more sinister explanation for the distress afflicting poor Alice Fairfield, n e Maybell, lady of Carwell Grange? Redolent of future works including the tales of Sherlock Holmes and the thrillers of Stephen King, The Wyvern Mystery continues to enthrall 21st century readers. With a series of new editions of Le Fanu s works, Cosimo is proud to reintroduce modern book lovers to the writings of the early master of suspense fiction who pioneered the concept of psychological horror.

Checkmate

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The Rose and the Key

A beautiful young hero*ine A cruel and unfeeling mother A one eyed spy A mesmerist A lunatic asylum. These are the perfect components for a Victorian sensation novel, and in The Rose and the Key, J. Sheridan Le Fanu weaves them into a thrilling Gothic mystery.

The terror builds slowly, as young Maud Vernon and her old cousin Maximilla enjoy a sketching tour through Wales. Ominously, they find themselves shadowed by a sinister one eyed man. And when they return to Roydon Hall, Maud’s home, things become yet worse. Her mother, the imperious Lady Vernon, seems to loathe her, and there are other concerns as well a mysterious will, an intimidating man clothed all in black, and the satanic mesmerist Doctor Antomarchi. Le Fanu slowly unfolds his plot, building the mystery and suspence until the shocking climax, where Maud escapes her cruel mother to visit the home of the great Lady Mardykes, only to find that she has escaped one hell, only to enter one far worse!

This edition is the first to follow the original text, as serialized in Charles Dickens’s weekly All the Year Round in 1871. Featuring notes, the text of contemporary reviews, and contextual documents such as a letter from Dickens to Le Fanu, this is the first ever scholarly edition of the novel. Highlighting this edition is a groundbreaking new introduction by Frances Chiu, which argues for consideration of The Rose and the Key as Le Fanu’s statement on the troubled relations between England and Ireland and calls for a reevaluation of his ideology and politics.

Carmilla

The foremost teller of scary stories in his day and a profound influence on both the novelists and filmmakers of the 20th century, Anglo Irish author JOSEPH THOMAS SHERIDAN LE FANU 1814 1873 has, sadly, fallen out of scholarly and popular favor, and unfairly so. To this day, contemporary readers who happen across his works praise his talent for weaving a tense literary atmosphere tinged by the supernatural and bolstered by hints of ambiguous magic. Carmilla is Le Fanu’s 1872 novella also included in the collection of short fiction In a Glass Darkly of lesbian vampirism, a chilling and terrifying tale of a young girl who comes under the evil influence of a female vampire. The prototype of an entire subgenre of vampire fiction, a clear inspiration for Bram Stoker s 1897 novel Dracula, and the source material for countless movies, this is one of the more significant yet least appreciated works of pop culture of the past two centuries. With a series of new editions of Le Fanu s works, Cosimo is proud to reintroduce modern book lovers to the writings of the early master of suspense fiction who pioneered the concept of psychological horror.

Willing to Die

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The Evil Guest

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1814 1873 was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the premier ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and had a seminal influence on the development of this genre in the Victorian era. Le Fanu studied law at Trinity College in Dublin. He soon abandoned law for journalism. In 1838 he began contributing stories to the Dublin University Magazine. He became owner of several newspapers from 1840, including the Dublin Evening Mail and the Warder. Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction. He was a meticulous craftsman, with a penchant for frequently reworking plots and ideas from his earlier writing in subsequent pieces of writing. He specialised in tone and effect rather than ‘shock horror’, often following a mystery format. Key to his style was the avoidance of overt supernatural effects. Among his famous works are: The House by the Church Yard 1863, Uncle Silas 1864, Carmilla 1872, The Purcell Papers 1880, and The Evil Guest 1895.

In a Glass Darkly

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The Purcell Papers

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1814-1873 was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the premier ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and had a seminal influence on the development of this genre in the Victorian era. Le Fanu studied law at Trinity College in Dublin. He soon abandoned law for journalism. In 1838 he began contributing stories to the Dublin University Magazine. He became owner of several newspapers from 1840, including the Dublin Evening Mail and the Warder. Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction. He was a meticulous craftsman, with a penchant for frequently reworking plots and ideas from his earlier writing in subsequent pieces of writing. He specialised in tone and effect rather than ‘shock horror’, often following a mystery format. Key to his style was the avoidance of overt supernatural effects. Among his famous works are: The House by the Church-Yard 1863, Uncle Silas 1864, Carmilla 1872, The Purcell Papers 1880, and The Evil Guest 1895.

Green Tea

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Madam Crowl’s Ghost

Included in this volume of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s marvelous ghost stories are ‘Madam Crowl’s Ghost‘; ‘Squire Toby’s Will’; ‘Dickon the Devil’; ‘The Child That Went with the Fairies’; ‘The White Cat of Drumgunniol’; ‘An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street’; Ghost Stories of Chapelizod, including ‘The Village Bully,’ ‘The Sexton’s Adventure,’ ‘The Specter Lovers’; ‘Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling’; ‘Sir Dominick’s Bargain’; ‘Ultor de Lacy’; ‘The Vision of Tom Chuff’; and Stories of Lough Guir, including ‘The Magician Earl,’ ‘Moll Rial’s Adventure,’ ‘The Banshee,’ ‘The Governess’s Dream,’ and ‘The Earl’s Hall.’

Best Ghost Stories of J. S. le Fanu

Here are 16 classic ghost stories: ‘Carmilla,’ perhaps the classic vampire thriller, ‘Green Tea,’ ‘The Familiar,’ ‘The Haunted Baronet,’ ‘Madam Crowl’s Ghost,’ ‘The Dead Sexton,’ ‘An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House,’ plus nine others. Half these stories never published before in U.S.

Ghost Stories and Mysteries

Mystery and supernatural fiction by writer many consider the greatest ghost story writer of all time. ‘The Room in the Dragon Volant’ the finest historical mystery of the Victorian era and ‘The Evil Guest’; also ‘The Murdered Cousin,’ the first sealed room story known. Most stories unavailable elsewhere.

Carmilla and Other Classic Tales of Mystery

An anthology of stories by the Victorian writer widely considered the inventor of the ghost story, who inspired such authors as Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley, includes the story of a young woman seduced by a dead man.

The Room in the Dragon Volant

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