Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “What Was It?, and My Wife's Tempter (Dodo Press)” as Want to Read:
What Was It?, and My Wife's Tempter (Dodo Press)
Fitz-James O'Brien (1828-1862) was an author and is often considered one of the forerunners of today's Science Fiction. While he was in college he had shown an aptitude for writing verse, and two of his poems Loch Ine and Irish Castles were published in The Ballads of Ireland (1856). His earliest writings in the United States were contributed to the Lantern. Subsequently h ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published February 15th 2008 by Dodo Press
(first published 2008)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-12 of 12)
Sep 17, 2012 Allyson (Belle) rated it 4 of 5 stars
I read "What Was It?" (in The Dark Descent) for my ghost stories English class and literally all I could picture this invisible thing as looking like are the goblins from Harry Potter lol. It was really good though, definitely creeped me out.
He was born Michael O'Brien in County Cork, and was very young when the family moved to Limerick, Ireland. He attended the University of Dublin, and is believed to have been at one time a soldier in the British army. On leaving college he went to London, and in the course of four years spent his inheritance of £8,000, meanwhile editing a periodical in aid of the World's Fair of 1851. About 1852 he ...moreMore about Fitz-James O'Brien...