This early work by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1896 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. At his peak, le Fanu was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century, and he is now seen as central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. His work is credited with turning the Gothic's focus from the external sources of horror to the inward effects of terror, thus helping to create the psychological basis for supernaturalist literature that continues to this day. This collection of spine-tingling short stories is sure to thrill fans with gothic tales from the golden age of horror writing. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dublin in 1814.