In a Glass Darkly

In a Glass Darkly

3.9 7
by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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, these five tales focus on… See more details below

Overview

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, these five tales focus on the unease of the haunted men and women rather than on the visitant.

The stories are purportedly collected by one Dr Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, the forerunner of the modern psychiatrist, who is willing to consider ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. Spine-chilling reading, each story creates that atmosphere of mystery and doubtful anxiety which is the supernatural experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192828057
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/29/1993
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.67(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >