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In a Glass Darkly By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Le Fanu was facinated by the occult, and his writings draw on the gothic tradition, Irish folklore and the social and political anxieties of his Anglo-Irish contemporaries. These tales focus on the unease of those who encounter the supernatural rather than on the origin or purpose of the visitant.

In a Glass Darkly Summary

In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Le Fanu was facinated by the occult, and his writings draw on the gothic tradition, Irish folklore and the social and political anxieites of his Anglo-Irish contemporaries. In exploring sometimes inexplicable terrors, his tales focus on the unease of those who encounter the supernatural rather than on the origin or purpose of the visitant. The five stories presented here were collected by Dr Hesselius, a "metaphysical" doctor, the forerunner of the modern psychiatrist, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates the atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience. The stories are "Green Tea", "The Familiar", "Mr Justice Harbottle", "The Room in the Dragon Volant", and "Carmilla".

Additional information

GOR002738347
9780192828057
0192828053
In a Glass Darkly by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1993-05-20
380
N/A
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