❰Epub❯ ❥ The Familiar Author J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Thomashillier.co.uk Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1814 1873 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 Joseph 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 Le Fanu studied law at Trinity College in Dublin He soon abandoned law for journalism In he began contributing stories to the Dublin University Magazine He became owner of several newspapers from including the Dublin Evening Mail and the Warder Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction He was a meticulous craftsman with a penchant for freuently reworking plots and ideas from his earlier writing in subseuent pieces of writing He specialised in tone and effect rather than shock horror often following a mystery format Key to his style was the avoidance of overt supernatural effects Among his famous works are The House by the Church Yard Uncle Silas Carmilla The Purcell Papers and The Evil Guest NB The Familiar is a revision of The Watcher.
- 48 pages
- The Familiar
- J. Sheridan Le Fanu
- 24 July 2014 J. Sheridan Le Fanu