A collection of stories by J. S. Le Fanu, published 1872. They purport to be cases from the papers of ‘Dr Martin Hesselius, the German Physician’—the first of a long line of psychic investigators in English literature. Of the five stories the best‐known are ‘Green Tea’, featuring an apparition in the form of a malignant monkey, and ‘Carmilla’, an extremely powerful tale of a female vampire which antedates Stoker's Dracula by 25 years and was adapted by Carl Dreyer in his film Vampyr (1932).
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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814—1873) novelist and newspaper proprietor