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J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 - 1873)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Irish writer of Gothic tales, mystery novels, and horror fiction. He was a leading ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla, and The House by the Churchyard.

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Born: 28 August 1814 in Dublin

Died: 7 February 1873

Nationality: British, Irish

Gender: Male

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