Sheridan Le Fanu | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by V. S. Pritchett

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Sheridan Le Fanu.
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Critical Essay by V. S. Pritchett

SOURCE: An introduction to In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu, John Lehmann, 1947, pp. 7-11.

In the following excerpt, Pritchett praises Le Fanu's supernatural stories, particularly "Green Tea."

The leaves fly down, the rain spits against the window which stares like the eye of an old man, flawed by age and memory, at the world outside. The autumnal clouds are drudging by and we hear the wind mewing in the window cracks as the daylight seeps away: the House of Ussher is falling and, between now and Hogmanay we shall start in our chairs when a slate slides down, or a door creaks or the mice patter in the wainscot. For the ghosts, the wronged suitors of our lives, are gathering in the ante-rooms of the mind.

Or so they would gather if we any...

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