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The Wyvern Mystery

The Wyvern Mystery

By: J. Sheridan Le Fanu

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"[Le Fanu] succeeds in inspiring a mysterious terror better than any other writer." — M. R. James.
A beautiful heroine marries the heir to a local estate — but what sounds like a happy ending is just the beginning of a chilling and suspenseful thriller. Set in rural England of the 1820s, The Wyvern Mystery takes its title from ancient myth, in which a two-legged dragon called the "wyvern" signifies the truly sinister. Dark hints of the supernatural permeate this 1869 horror classic, which unfolds inside a haunted mansion, where a young bride is imperiled not only by family secrets from the past but also by evil machinations of the present.
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (pronounced Leff-anew) was known as "the Dark Prince" by a wide circle of avid readers during his heyday in the late nineteenth century. The Victorian equivalent of Stephen King, Le Fanu created a compelling series of Gothic novels and ghost stories that Henry James characterized as "the ideal reading in a country house for the hours after midnight."

Unabridged republication of the edition published by Tinsley Brothers, London, 1869.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486440729
ISBN 139780486440729
Author/EditorJ. Sheridan Le Fanu
Page Count320
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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