Summary

Demons, vengeful spirits, insanity, premature burials, and lesbian vampires. In a Glass Darkly contains five diabolical tales of horror and mystery that will get the heart racing. Each story, including the famous "Green Tea" and "Carmilla", is presented as a case from the posthumous papers of Dr. Martin Hesselius, a metaphysical physician who has no doubt as to the existence of supernatural phenomena - unlike our anxious protagonists.... These traditional yet unfamiliar tales were revered upon release, with Bram Stoker writing his own vampire story some 20 years later and Henry James once suggesting that this is "the ideal reading...for the hours after midnight".
Includes:


"Green Tea"
"The Familiar"
"Mr. Justice Harbottle"
"The Room in Le Dragon Volant"
"Carmilla"
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Public Domain (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sadi on 18-04-18

very good!

Le Fanu's Classics!!!! really amazing. i enjoyed it very much. I had to read it for uni, and Im glad I did.

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4 out of 5 stars
By PB on 19-12-17

Worth it for 'The Room in the Dragon Volant'

This was an interesting collection of stories, largely because of the place Le Fanu holds in the history of horror fiction. There's no doubt that he was a great writer, though some of the stories are rather dated now and, from my experience as a 21st century reader, a bit disappointing. I thought 'The Room in the Dragon Volant' was superb though. If I'd just heard that as a short story by itself I'd have given it 5 stars across the board! :0)

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2 out of 5 stars
By Wilhelm von Honkenstein on 06-01-17

Disappointed

With the exception of Green Tea, which any fan of The Simpsons appreciate, I was bored. I failed to recognize what might have been inventive for its time ... But only came up with a few hours of Yawn.

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