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Two Ghostly Mysteries

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I; "you seem frightened."

"Oh, no, no, your ladyship," said the old woman, endeavouring to conceal her agitation; but in vain, for tottering towards a chair, she sunk into it, looking so deadly pale and horror-struck that I thought every moment she would faint.

"Merciful God, keep us from harm and danger," muttered she at length.

"What can have terrified you so," said I, beginning to fear that she had seen something more than had met my eye, "you appear ill, my poor woman."

"Nothing, nothing, my lady," said she, rising; "I beg your ladyship's pardon for making so bold; may the great God defend us from misfortune."

"Martha," said I, "something has frightened you very much, and I insist on knowing what it is; your keeping me in the dark upon the subject will make me much more uneasy than any thing you could tell me; I desire you, therefore, to let me know what agitates you; I command . . . Read More

Community Reviews


I. A Chapter In The History Of A Tyrone Family 5⭐

This short story is one of the chapters of Le Fanu's book The Purcell Papers Vol. III. This book Vol. 1-3 is a collection of thirteen Gothic, supernatural, historical and humorous short stories. The first twelve stories which includes this story

Having read a few of Fanu's stories I found this the most enjoyable of his supernatural murder tales. While still containing the more annoying parts of his writing (verbose descriptions, plain characters, too much focus on the supposed "realness" of the story), this tale had an interesting mystery a

Two Ghostly Mysteries A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family and the Murdered Cousin By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
These 2 stories have a few themes in common.
*A Female that doesn't feel like their fathers loved them enough.
*Sole Heirs to their family's estates.
*A Plot to kill them.

*A Chapter in th

The book contains two stories, the first being the history of the Tyrone Family. As I started reading, it became engrossing, but immediately I had the notion of what the story will be about. Reminded me of the story of Jane Eyre, except that had a happy ending, and it was written more like a romance

Interesting but lightweight tales from the author of “Carmilla.”