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In a Glass Darkly


Συγγραφέας: Le Fanu J. Sheridan
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199537983
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 384
Διαστάσεις: 20x2x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2008
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2008

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "In a Glass Darkly"

`the ideal reading...for the hours after midnight' Thus Henry James described the style of supernatural tale of which Sheridan Le Fanu was a master. Known in nineteenth-century Dublin as `The Invisible Prince' because of his reclusive and nocturnal habits, Le Fanu was fascinated by the occult. His writings draw on the Gothic tradition, elements of Irish folklore, and even on the social and political anxieties of his Anglo-Irish contemporaries. In exploring sometimes inexplicable terrors, the tales focus on the unease of the haunted men and women who encounter the supernatural, rather than on the origin or purpose of the visitant. This makes for spine-chilling reading. The five stories presented here have been collected by Dr Hesselius, a `metaphysical' doctor, the forerunner of the modern psychiatrist, 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Le Fanu J. Sheridan
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
ISBN: 9780199537983
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 15/07/2008
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 384
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Robert Tracy Professor of English and Celtic Studies Professor of English and Celtic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 264 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x2x13 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2008

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