Los archivos del doctor Hesselius: Té verde / El familiar / El juez Harbottle / Carmilla
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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu nació en Dublín en 1814 y recibió una esmerada educación de su padre, clérigo descendiente de hugonotes, que lo envió al prestigioso Trinity College de Dublín para estudiar leyes. Pero Le Fanú nunca ejerció la abogacía, y al terminar sus estudios en 1839 cambió el estrado por los periódicos. Escribió buen número de poemas, baladas y relatos cortos q...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published 2002 by Valdemar
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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu es sin duda una de las figuras que más han influenciado al resto de escritores de terror victorianos (ahí está por ejemplo el ‘Drácula’ de Bram Stoker), y está considerado como el padre de la ghost story. Así mismo, también es el creador del primer cazavampiros de la literatura, el doctor Martin Hesselius. El doctor Hesselius es un médico metafísico, un experto de lo sobrenatural, que daría lugar posteriormente a otras figuras similares, a otros detectives de lo oculto, c...more
I read another collection of Le Fanu's stories late last year, and some of the stories from that book overlap with this one. Like the previous book, it took a bit of effort for me to read because of the language, but the stories were mostly chilling. What truly stands out for me, however, was the title story Carmilla, a classic vampire tale pre-dating Bram Stoker's Dracula. The story is sensual and compelling, and it is easy to see why it's become a classic! (Incidentally, I bought the book 12 y...more
Carmilla is wonderful. Much better than Dracula (which was writted years later). Apparently, the first writing where the act of vampirism is given a sexuality of its own.
Other favorites in the collection : Schalken the Painter, The Evil Guest and Green Tea.
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Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu 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.
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