The Watcher - and other weird stories - The Original Classic Edition [NOOK Book]

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Watcher - and other weird stories. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print.


This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, which is now, at last, again available to you.


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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Watcher - and other weird stories. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print.


This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, which is now, at last, again available to you.


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“The residuary legatee of the late Francis Purcell, who has the honour of selecting such of his lamented old friend’s manuscripts as may appear fit for publication, in order that the lore which they contain may reach the world before scepticism and utility have robbed our species of the precious gift of credulity, and scornfully kicked before them, or trampled into annihilation those harmless fragments of picturesque superstition which it is our object to preserve, has been subjected to the charge ofvi dealing too largely in the marvellous; and it has been half insinuated that such is his love for diablerie, that he is content to wander a mile out of his way in order to meet a fiend or a goblin, and thus to sacrifice all regard for truth and accuracy to the idle hope of affrighting the imagination, and thus pandering to the bad taste of his reader.

...In all this, it is but true to state, Captain Barton was guilty of no affectation; the doctrines upon which he insisted were, in reality, but too truly the basis of his own fixed belief, if so it might be called; and perhaps not the least strange of the many strange circumstances connected with this narrative, was the fact that the subject of the fearful influences we are about to describe was himself, from the deliberate conviction of years, an utter disbeliever in what are usually termed preternatural agencies.

...He might also have returned home by a route different from that against which he had been warned by his mysterious correspondent; but for the same reason he dismissed this idea also, and with a dogged and half desperate resolution to force matters to a crisis of some kind, to see if there were any reality in the causes of his former suffering, and if not, satisfactorily to bring their delusiveness to the proof, he determined to follow precisely the course which he had trodden upon the night so painfully memorable in his own mind as that on which his strange persecution had commenced.

About Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, the Author:

After lukewarm reviews of the former novel, set in the Phoenix Park area of Dublin, Le Fanu signed a contract with Richard Bentley, his London publisher, which specified that future novels be stories 'of an English subject and of modern times', a step Bentley thought necessary for Le Fanu to satisfy the English audience.

...However, Sayers' first reference to Le Fanu appears in an earlier Lord Peter Wimsey novel, The Nine Tailors (1934), where he is quoted directly (from Wylder's Hand, in the opening to the seventh 'part' of Chapter II and again in the opening to the second 'part' of Chapter III) and a mysterious letter is referred to (first by Wimsey's valet, Mervyn Bunter) as 'written by a person of no inconsiderable literary ability, who had studied the works of Sheridan Lefanu sic and was, if I may be permitted the expression, bats in the belfry, my lord.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781486447152
  • Publisher: Emereo Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 84
  • File size: 764 KB

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