Schalken the Painter and Others: Ghost Stories 1838-61

By: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Over a period of some thirty-five years, Le Fanu produced some of the best - and most influential - weird tales ever written. In these volumes, collecting together all of Le Fanu's short supernatural fiction, editor Jim Rockhill has arranged the stories in chronological order, so that the author's growing skills as a storyteller can readily be seen. Schalken the Painter and Others covers the period between 1838 - when Le Fanu's first supernatural tale, 'The Ghost and the Bone-Setter', appeared in the Dublin University Magazine - and 1861, which saw publication of 'Ultor De Lacy'. Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter is a masterpiece of subtle horror, and is presented in the two versions in which it was published during the author's lifetime, giving readers a chance to decide which variation they prefer. The extensive introduction provides a fascinating look at Le Fanu's family and the circumstances which shaped his life and writings; circumstances which cast an increasingly dark shadow over the author, and which led to the virtual abandonment of his public life a decade and a half before his death.

Title: Schalken the Painter and Others: Ghost Stories 1838-61

Author Name: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Edition: 1st Edition

ISBN Number: 1553100425

ISBN-13: 9781553100423

Location Published: British Columbia, Ash Tree Pr: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Categories: Fiction

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