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The Haunted Baronet
The Haunted Baronet Sented by Luis

The Haunted Baronet by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1871. It is a book full of the ghost stories. The very finest in ghostly literature written by a master of the genre Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. 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 of this genre in the Victorian era.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Sented by Emma

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was born on August 28th, 1814, at 45 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin, into a literary family with Huguenot, Irish and English roots. The children were tutored but, according to his brother William, the tutor taught them little if anything. Le Fanu was eager to learn and used his father's library to educate himself about the world. He was a creative child and by fifteen had taken to writing poetry. Accepted into Trinity College, Dublin to study law he also benefited from the system used in Ireland that he did not have to live in Dublin to attend lectures, but could study at home and take examinations at the university as and when necessary.

The Familiar
The Familiar Sented by Steve Bark

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

The Ghost and the Bonesetter

Part of Le Fanu's earliest earliest twelve short stories, written between 1838 and 1840, they purport to be the literary remains of an 18th-century Catholic priest called Father Purcell. They were published in the Dublin University Magazine and were later collected as The Purcell Papers (1880).

Stories of Lough Guir
Stories of Lough Guir Sented by Luis

When the present writer was a boy of twelve or thirteen, he first made the acquaintance of Miss Anne Baily, of Lough Guir, in the county of Limerick. She and her sister were the last representatives at that place, of an extremely good old name in the county.

The Drunkard's Dream
The Drunkard's Dream Sented by Paul

Dreams—What age, or what country of the world has not felt and acknowledged the mystery of their origin and end?

Laura Silver Bell
Laura Silver Bell Sented by Musa

This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1872.

Schalken the Painter
Schalken the Painter Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Joseph Sheridan le Fanu was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century, and he is now seen as central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. His work is credited with turning the Gothic's focus from the external sources of horror to the inward effects of terror, thus helping to create the psychological basis for supernaturalist literature that continues to this day.

Dickon the Devil
Dickon the Devil Sented by Cameron

This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1872.

The Warrior's Soul
The Warrior's Soul Sented by Sarah Gerdes

An un-named narrator, an old Russian military campaigner, recounts scenes from the Napoleonic wars, finally focusing on his special relationship with a young soldier called Tomassov who had previously been posted in Paris. In an attack on the demoralised Napoleonic Grand Army in its retreat from Moscow, Tomassov takes pity on the enemy and puts up his sword. Tomassov had previously fallen in love with a beautiful woman who ran a salon in Paris. One afternoon in early 1812 he visits the salon to find her in conversation with French officer De Castel.

The Return
The Return Sented by Luis

An intense, psychologically charged domestic drama, The Return is a brilliant and haunting exploration of the insecurities that lie at the heart of human relationships. When successful businessman Alvan Hervey begins his daily journey back from the city, he has no idea what awaits him at home—for there, on his bedroom table, is a letter from his wife, confessing her ultimate betrayal: she has left him for another man.

The Inn of the Two Witches

“The Inn of the Two Witches” is one of the best-known short stories written by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924).

The idiots
The idiots Sented by Steve Bark

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.

An Outpost Of Progress
An Outpost Of Progress Sented by Emma

I There were two white men in charge of the trading station. Kayerts, the chief, was short and fat; Carlier, the assistant, was tall, with a large head and a very broad trunk perched upon a long pair of thin legs. The third man on the staff was a Sierra Leone nigger, who maintained that his name was Henry Price. However, for some reason or other, the natives down the river had given him the name of Makola, and it stuck to him through all his wanderings about the country. He spoke English and French with a warbling accent, wrote a beautiful hand, understood bookkeeping, and cherished in his innermost heart the worship of evil spirits.

The End of Tethe
The End of Tethe Sented by Emma

Joseph Conrad; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.

A Smile of Fortun
A Smile of Fortun Sented by Emma

Embarking in the tropics, a ship's captain makes the instant acquaintance of a seemingly genial Mr. Jacobus and his irritable brother. One a respectable businessman with a considerable reputation, the other a confessed rogue and entrepreneur with no reputation left to lose, the captain is at a loss to determine which he should befriend.

An Anarchist
An Anarchist Sented by Steve Bark

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

The Last Evolution
The Last Evolution Sented by Sarah Gerdes

I am the last of my type existing today in all the Solar System. I, too, am the last existing who, in memory, sees the struggle for this System, and in memory I am still close to the Center of Rulers, for mine was the ruling type then

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