In a Glass Darkly

10 best books like In a Glass Darkly (J. Sheridan Le Fanu): Gothic Tales, The Castle of Otranto, The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton, Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood, The Italian, Vathek, The Last September, Ironweed, Carnacki, the Ghost Finder, Clive Barker's Night Breed: Genesis

AuthorElizabeth Gaskell
'Such whispered tales, such old temptations and hauntings, and devilish terrors'

Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling Gothic tales blend the real and the supernatural to eerie, compelling effect. 'Disappearances', inspired by local legends of mysterious vanishings, mixes gossip and fact;...
The Castle of Otranto
AuthorHorace Walpole
ISBN0192834401
First published pseudonymously in 1764, The Castle of Otranto purported to be a translation of an Italian story of the time of the crusades. In it Walpole attempted, as he declared in the Preface to the Second Edition, "to blend the two kinds of romance: the ancient and the modern." Crammed with invention,...
AuthorEdith Wharton
ISBN0684842572
These 11 spine-tingling tales of the supernatural bring to light the author's interest in the traditional New England ghost story and her fascination with spirits, hauntings, and other phenomena. Fine line-drawings by Laszlo Kubinyi enhance the mysterious and sometimes chilling mood.

The...
AuthorAlgernon Blackwood
ISBN0486229777
A woman of snow ... a midnight caller keeping his promise ... forests where Nature is deliberate and malefic ... enchanted houses ... these are the beings and ideas that flood through this collection of ghost stories by Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951). Altogether 13 stories, gathered from the entire...
The Italian
AuthorAnn Radcliffe
ISBN0140437541
From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come between them. Schedoni, previously a leading...
Vathek
AuthorWilliam Beckford
ISBN0192836560

An odd book, and not a completely successful one. I cannot deny it a wealth of ironic observation and an elegant style, but I believe the author indulges his hobbies and obsessions--his Orientalism, his ephebophilia, his loathing of his mother and other termagants--to an extent that distorts...
AuthorElizabeth Bowen
ISBN0385720149
The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history.

In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and...
AuthorWilliam Kennedy
ISBN0743263065
Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, full-time drunk, has hit bottom. Years ago he left Albany in a hurry after killing a scab during a trolley workers' strike. He ran away again after accidentally -- and fatally -- dropping his infant son.

Now, in 1938, Francis is back in...
AuthorWilliam Hope Hodgson
ISBN1406905747
Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder is a collection of supernatural detective short stories by author William Hope Hodgson. It was first published in 1913 by the English publisher Eveleigh Nash. In 1947, a new edition of 3,050 copies was published by Mycroft & Moran and included three additional stories....
AuthorAlan Grant
ISBN0871357674
Originally Published in magazine form as Nightbreed # 1-4

Contents:
Introduction by Malcolm Smith
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Afterword by D.G. Chichester

Creator: Clive Barker
Adaptation: Alan Grant,John Wagner
Artist: Jim Blaikie
Letterer:...
AuthorD.G. Chichester
ISBN0971024928
Neil Gaiman and Alex Ross are among the heavyweights who contributed to this landmark comicbook anthology based on the horror classic, Hellraiser, which ran from 1989 to 1993. Featuring short stories in the Hellraiser millieu written and illustrated by the leading lights in the comic book industry,...
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