J. S. Le Fanu

Standard Name: Le Fanu, J. S.
Used Form: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


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Family and Intimate relationships Rhoda Broughton
The Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu was RB 's uncle by marriage. Himself a grandson of Richard Brinsley Sheridan and great-grandson of Frances Sheridan , he had married Broughton's mother's sister (who was born Susanna Bennett
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
They may have met on account of her praising his The Beauties of the Boyne (1849) in the Nation. The groom was eminent in his profession, having written the earliest textbooks in both his...
Literary responses Charlotte Riddell
CR 's shorter supernatural fiction was brought together in 1977 in The Collected Ghost Stories of Mrs. J.H. Riddell, edited by E. F. Bleiler . James L. Campbell writes that in general CR 's...
Publishing Rhoda Broughton
RB 's first novel, Not Wisely, but Too Well, was serialized in the Dublin University Magazine, then edited by Sheridan Le Fanu , who was her uncle by marriage.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Wood, Marilyn. Rhoda Broughton: Profile of a Novelist. Paul Watkins, 1993.
Houghton, Walter E., and Jean Harris Slingerland, editors. The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals 1824-1900. University of Toronto Press, 1989.
4: 328-31
Publishing Rhoda Broughton
It was a request from Bentley's for rewriting (following a vehemently negative report on Not Wisely, but Too Well in manuscript from reader Geraldine Jewsbury ) that caused RB 's second-written novel to appear in...
Textual Production Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The monthly, intended to compete with the Cornhill and Temple Bar (which Maxwell had just sold) cost one shilling, and was aimed at the lower middle classes. MEB 's Birds of Prey, Bound to...
Textual Production Rhoda Broughton
When she read two chapters of it to her uncle Sheridan Le Fanu , his response was: You will succeed, and when you do, remember that I prophesied it!
Times. Times Publishing Company.
(7 June 1920): 17
He agreed...
Textual Production Charlotte Yonge
CY 's The Trial, More Links of the Daisy Chain, a murder mystery, came out while Sheridan Le Fanu 's Uncle Silas was still being serialised.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1920 (1864): 209
Battiscombe, Georgina, and E. M. Delafield. Charlotte Mary Yonge: The Story of an Uneventful Life. Constable and Company, 1943.


28 August 1814
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , novelist, short story writer and journalist, was born at Dublin.
January 1833
The first issues appeared of two Irish monthly periodicals: the successful Dublin University Magazine and the short-lived Dublin University Review, and Quarterly Magazine.
January 1838
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 's first publication, a comic narrative entitled The Ghost and the Bone-Setter, appeared in the Dublin University Magazine.
By 21 June 1845
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu published his first novel, The Cock and Anchor.
July-December 1864
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 's Uncle Silas was serialised in the Dublin University Magazine as Maud Ruthyn And Uncle Silas, A Tale of Bartram-Haugh.
By 6 July 1872
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu published In A Glass Darkly, including the lesbian vampire storyCarmilla.
7 February 1873
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , novelist, short story writer and journalist, died at Dublin.