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Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!
Le Fanu has an exceptional talent to convey a certain mood to the reader, whether it is a sense of serene and melancholy enjoyment in the beautiful scenery of Ireland, or a horrific suspense coming from the preternatural occurrences described in his stories.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This collection of short stories doesn't only cause one a great deal of pleasure, but also immerses one into the culture, language and superstitions of the land that the writer comes from, and the fact that most of the places mentioned in this work can be traced on a map of today's Ireland only gives a more real feel to all one reads in this collection.
The picturesqueness of stories such as "Dickon the Devil", "The Child That Went With the Fairies" or "Sir Dominick's Bargain", and the horrific experience of "Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street" makes this a definitive re-read for me.