In a Glass Darkly. Stories … with an Introduction by V. S. Pritchett

J. Sheridan
Le Fanu

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‘One of the keystone books in supernatural fiction’

Le Fanu
J. Sheridan
In a Glass Darkly. Stories … with an Introduction by V. S. Pritchett
288 pp
8vo
London
John Lehman
1947
The Chiltern Library, no. 4
Green cloth. Near fine copy in very good dust jacket (spine panel toned, scuffed at foot)
CBEL III, 492; Bleiler, Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 995 “Beautifully written”
310809
$75

Originally published in 1872. Comprises five tales, “Green Tea” (1869), “The Familiar” (originally published as The Watcher, 1851), “Mr. Justice Harbottle” (1872), “The Room in the Dragon Volant”, and “Carmilla” (1871-2). Bleiler notes that Le Fanu (1814-1873) wrote Uncle Silas (1864), “which is the finest Victorian mystery novel. A good choice for the foremost writer of supernatural fiction in English literature, certainly in the Victorian period. … His nouvelle Carmilla, probably the best vampire story of all, was important in establishing the vampire theme in higher levels of modern English literature”