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The Room in the Dragon Volant

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Word was the hotel -- the Dragon Volant -- was haunted. Worse yet, Richard Beckett had taken lodging in the very room that gave the hotel its curious reputation.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Wildside Press (first published 1872)
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Dfordoom
Sheridan le Fanu is just about my favourite 19th century writer of supernatural and gothic tales. The Room in the Dragon Volant is somewhat unusual for le Fanu, since it’s not really a supernatural tale. It does however have plenty of gothic elements and some genuine horror, and it’s an ingenious and entertaining tale. It’s set in France just after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and involves a young rich Englishman who falls in love with a beautiful but mysterious, and unhappily married, counte...more
Marts  (Thinker)
Loaded with mystery and suspense and ready for anyone who likes classics in these genres, the 'Dragon Volant' can be summed up thus... 'having a handsome fortune and maybe also seeking a bit of adventure, a young man leaves his home country to do some travels but is enraptured by a beautiful woman who causes him to become as his slave, who makes him a victim of her poisons, whose actions only lead to death...'

Do enjoy reading this book :):)
Holly
Listened via Librivox and thought it wasn't too bad. It was a little slow and not sure I really identified with the main characters, but kept me interested enough to read to the end.
Daphne
Typical Victorian Horror/mystery. No paranormal. One of the least observant and dimwitted protagonist.
Latasha
I only made it to chapter 6 before I just gave up on this one. it just wasn't doing anything for me.
Slinkyboy
A fantastic tale... even if you want to smack the narrator on the back of the head for being so naive.
Tocotin
Sheridan Le Fanu is a master.
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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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