Reflections on Le Fanu: In a Glass Darkly

You may have noticed that, here at Bill Ectric’s Place I feature a lot of links to Wormwoodiana. It’s one of my favorite blogs.

Today, Douglas A. Anderson tells us, “I was recently reading Herbert van Thal’s interesting autobiography, The Tops of the Mulberry Trees (1971), which covers many of van Thal’s roles in publishing—as an agent, anthologist, editor and publisher.”

Anderson quotes van Thal as saying, “I have always been surprised that Sheridan Le Fanu has never achieved the popularity of his contemporaries, such as Wilkie Collins . . .

Ardizzone's frontispiece to In a Glass Darkly
Ardizzone’s frontispiece to In a Glass Darkly

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