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Schalken the Painter and Others: Ghost Stories 1838-61

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The Collected Supernatural Fiction, Volume 1 of 3.

Introduction: 'As On a Darkling Plain: The Life and Supernatural Fiction of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu from 1814–61'
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'The Ghost and the Bone-Setter'
'The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh'
'The Drunkard's Dream'
'Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter'
'The Quare Gander'
'Spalatro'
'The Watcher'
'The Mysterious Lodger'
'Ghost
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Ash-Tree Press
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Paula
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Miedo lo que se dice miedo no dan estos cuentos, al menos para la mentalidad de hoy en día en que cosas mucho más terroríficas pasan continuamente (por desgracia), pero sí que he encontrado estas historias bastante inquietantes, excepto la primera que está escrita en clave de humor. El que más me ha perturbado es el último de los cuentos que trata sobre una anciana bastante desagradable que guarda un secreto. Leyendo a Le Fanu se comprende por qué es uno de los padres de la novela gótica y de te ...more
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Dec 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a true ghost story and one you may not to read going to bed at night like I did. This is a ghost reaching out from the grave to take a soul unto itself. You see it coming in the start of the book but still are not prepared for the ending. I struggled a little bit with his style/use of words but it is an older book. A very good read.
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Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 – 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M.R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories". Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carm ...more
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