A first of two new additions to the Silver Classics series in Autumn 2020, this promises to be a new definitive collection of Sheridan Le Fanu’s work. Editor Xavier Aldana Reyes has worked with the British Library on many Tales of the Weird anthologies and previous Silver Classics collection The Gothic Tales of H. P. Lovecraft. The first volume of the author’s stories focusing purely on his Gothic fiction, which influenced authors such as Bram Stoker, M. R. James and many more.
Sheridan Le Fanu was lauded by contemporaries such as M R James for his innovations in the ghost story and mystery genres, and his mastery of conjuring atmosphere and driving stories to thrilling narrative crescendos. And yet, aside from some regularly anthologised short stories and novellas, much of the writer’s fiction remains unknown despite its quality.
Aiming to firmly position Sheridan Le Fanu alongside other canonical horror writers published by the British Library, this anthology focuses on some of his lesser-known stories, exploring eight thoroughly Gothic tales of murderous families, dark castles and ghosts whose business with the living remains unfinished.
Publishing late July 2020.
Author: Edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 210 x 149 mm
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