Sheridan Le Fanu | Literature Criticism Critical Review by The Saturday Review, London

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Sheridan Le Fanu.
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Critical Review by The Saturday Review, London

SOURCE: A review of In a Glass Darkly, in The Saturday Review, London, August 17, 1872, pp. 222-23.

In the following excerpt, the anonymous critic unfavorably reviews Le Fanu's In a Glass Darkly.

Mr. Le Fanu, having written some four or five foolish and vulgar ghost stories, presents them to the world as belonging to "metaphysical speculation," or "religious metaphysics," or "metaphysical medicine." He informs us that he has the stories from "the immense collection of papers" left by Dr. Martin Hesselius, a man whose "knowledge was immense, his grasp of a case was an intuition." Happily for the non-scientific world, the Doctor "writes in two distinct characters." As Mr. Le Fanu says:—

He describes what he saw and heard as an intelligent layman might, and...

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