A Stable For Nightmares; Or, Weird Tales (Illustrated Edition)by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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), The Evil Guest (1895) and A Stable for Nightmares; or, Weird Tales (with Sir Charles Young and others) (1896).
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I couldn't even get through the sample it was so boring. Maybe it picks up later and becomes a wild and wooly lliterary romp but I seriously doubt it.
JS LeFanu is considered one of the creators of horror literature. His books and stories are subtle, and not for people who think horror is gore and violence. That is probably why the other reviewer thought it was boring. This is more for Lovecraft and Stoker fans.