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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

(1814 - 1873)

The Evil Guest

Richard Marston's life spirals into chaos after a series of tragic events, leading to his ultimate downfall and the impact on his family.

231 min read · Rating: R · Read story

A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family

I wept more bitterly, because my father had never seemed to love, and I learned that my sister was dead. When I reached the age of sixteen, my mother's plans began to develop, and we moved to...

73 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street

My cousin Tom Ludlow preferred the Church and died early, so we took up abode in an unoccupied house in Aungier Street. When I complained of uneasy nights and disturbed sleep, Tom burst open my...

42 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

An Adventure of Hardress Fitzgerald, a Royalist Captain

Hardress Fitzgerald's life was chequered by many strange incidents. After the fatal battle of the Boyne, I came up in disguise to Dublin and laid quiet, going forth from my lodgings but little and...

60 min read · Rating: R · Read story

An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House

Within the last eight years, I was ordered by my physician to change my residence to one upon the sea-coast; I took a house for a year in a fashionable watering-place. The invalid insisted that she...

26 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Billy Maloney's Taste of Love and Glory

A bare-legged Celtic brother of the gentle craft falls in love with a little Molly Donovan in Coolnamoe. Billy Malowney and Molly Donovan fell out one evening at ould Tom Dundon's wake. Bill...

28 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Dickon the Devil

Thirty years ago I was selected by two rich old maids to visit Barwyke Hall, a large, quaint Elizabethan house. A light-limbed, jolly-looking old fellow opened the door and led me into the room...

21 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Ghost Stories of Chapelizod

A young fellow named Ned Moran provoked an ill-conditioned fellow of herculean strength into an altercation, and caused Larkin to be struck with a paralytic stroke. He was forced to beg alms of...

51 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

Jim Sulivan's Adventures in the Great Snow

Jim Sulivan was a dacent, honest boy who married for love, but had the divil's bad luck when his wife hot him with an iron spoon and his heart almost broke with the pain. He says, "take the old...

21 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Laura Silver Bell

Dardale Moss is a bleak, picturesque moor where Mother Carke lived. She dabbled in the black art, told fortunes, and practised charms. Mother Carke saw a gigantic man approaching her and strode...

25 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Madam Crowl's Ghost

Twenty years have passed since you last saw Mrs. Jolliffe's tall slim figure. She is now past seventy and is taking care of adult invalids. Dame Arabella Crowl's ghost came to Applewale House,...

33 min read · Rating: G · Read story

Passage in the Secret History of an Irish Countess

Sir Arthur T - - n was ruinously addicted to gaming, and was examined by Hugh Tisdall, who stated that he had won back his original loss and four thousand pounds in addition. Sir Arthur Faulkner's...

69 min read · Rating: R · Read story