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In a glass darkly /
Sheridan Le Fanu ; edited with an introduction and notes by Robert Tracy.
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999, c1993.
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xxxiii, 347 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0192839470
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999, c1993.
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0192839470
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First published as a World's classics paperback, 1993.
catalogue key
4759385
 
Includes bibliography.
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'In a Glass Darkly, now published in the World Classics series, stillmakes for uneasy reading late at night.'Moy McCory, The Times Magazine
'In a Glass Darkly, now published in the World Classics series, still makes for uneasy reading late at night.'Moy McCory, The Times Magazine
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These five stories are told by Dr Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, the forerunner of the modern psychiatrist, who is willing to consider ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. Le Fanu drew on the Gothic tradition, Irish folklore and on contemporary social and political anxieties.
Long Description
This remarkable collection of stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr. Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant, and Carmilla. The five stories are purported to be cases by Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmoshphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience. This new annotated edition includes an introduction, notes on the text, and explanatory notes.
Main Description
This remarkable collection of stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea, The Familiar, Mr. Justice Harbottle, The Room in the Dragon Volant, and Carmilla. The five stories are purported to be cases by Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience. This new annotated edition includes an introduction, notes on the text, and explanatory notes.
Main Description
This remarkable collection of stories, first published in 1872, includes Green Tea , The Familiar , Mr. Justice Harbottle , The Room in the Dragon Volant , and Carmilla . The five stories are purported to be cases by Dr. Hesselius, a 'metaphysical' doctor, who is willing to consider the ghosts both as real and as hallucinatory obsessions. The reader's doubtful anxiety mimics that of the protagonist, and each story thus creates that atmosphere of mystery which is the supernatural experience. This new annotated edition includes an introduction, notes on the text, and explanatory notes.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxix
Select Bibliographyp. xxx
A Chronology of Sheridan Le Fanup. xxxii
In a Glass Darklyp. 1
Green Teap. 5
The Familiarp. 41
Mr Justice Harbottlep. 83
The Room in the Dragon Volantp. 119
Carmillap. 243
Explanatory Notesp. 320
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