Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's
1838 - Le Fanu's formal literary career began when "The Ghost and the Bonesetter" was published in the Dublin University Magazine.
1838-1840 - "The Purcell Papers" published in the Dublin University Magazine. These writings were collected in three volumes in 1880. Click here or alternatively here to read Volume 1. Click here or alternatively here to read Volume 2. Click here or alternatively here to read Volume 3.
1839 - "A Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter", a subtle and chilling tale, rated by M. R. James as "one of the best of Le Fanu's good things". He touched on themes later developed in his most famous work, "Carmilla".
1845 - The Cock and the Anchor, his first novel.
1847 - The Fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien, his second novel. These first two novels were in the tradition of Sir Walter Scott.
1851 - "The Evil Guest", published in Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery.
1853 - "An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street", a story about a house and its ghost. Click here or alternatively here to read it.
1863 - The House by the Churchyard.
1864 - Wylder's Hand.
1864 - Uncle Silas.
1865 - Guy Deverell.
1867 - The Tenants of Malory.
1868 - A Lost Name.
1868 - Haunted lives.
1869 - The Wyvern Mystery.
1871 - Checkmate.
1871 - Chronicles of Golden Friars.
1871 - The Rose and the Key.
1872 - In a Glass Darkly, a remarkable collection of stories, which includes "Green Tea" (click here to read it), "The Familiar" (click here to read an excerpt), "Mr. Justice Harbottle" (click here to read it), "The Room in the Dragon Volant" (click here to read an excerpt), and "Carmilla" (click here or alternatively here to read it or here to read an excerpt).
1873 - Willing to Die.
1923 - Madam Crowl's Ghost and Other Tales of Mystery, a collection of forgotten tales by Le Fanu edited by M. R. James, who considered that Le Fanu "stands absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories". Click here to read "Squire Toby's Will".
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Best Ghost Stories of J. S. Le Fanu
Carmilla and Other Tales of Mystery
Carmilla: a Vampyre tale (audio cassette)
Ghost Stories and Mysteries
Green Tea and Other Ghost Stories
The House by the Curchyard
In a Glass Darkly
The Purcell Papers
The Rose and the Key
Three Short Novels of Mystery & Suspense
Uncle Silas (Hardcover)
Uncle Silas, a Tale of Bartram Haugh