Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sheridan Le Fanu

Non-fiction ~ article
Published in The Spectator, 21st February 1931*
1,075 words
(First read 16/03/2014)

An appreciation ~ thoroughly justified, IMHO ~ of the great Irish writer of ghost stories (1814-73).  As well as explaining to us what makes Le Fanu's stories so good, EFB also has a pop at less successful authors in the genre, including his old pal Henry James, and a certain Charles Dickens.  Oh but if only the man himself could have learnt something from his Victorian predecessor!  Available online here.

*The article was collected in Sea Mist: Collected Spook Stories Volume 5 (2005).

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