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Kurt Vonnegut



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Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu ( / ˈ l ɛ f ə n j uː / ; [1] [2] 28 August 1814 – 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era . [3] M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories". [4] Three of his best-known works are Uncle Silas , Carmilla , and The House by the Churchyard .

In 1826 the family moved to Abington , County Limerick, where Le Fanu's father Thomas took up his second rectorship in Ireland. Although he had a tutor, who, according to his brother William, taught them nothing and was finally dismissed in disgrace, Le Fanu used his father's library to educate himself. [5] By the age of fifteen, Joseph was writing poetry which he shared with his mother and siblings but never with his father. [5] His father was a stern Protestant churchman and raised his family in an almost Calvinist tradition. [7]

In 1832 the disorders of the Tithe War (1831–36) affected the region. There were about six thousand Catholics in the parish of Abington, and only a few dozen members of the Church of Ireland. (In bad weather the Dean cancelled Sunday services because so few parishioners would attend.) However, the government compelled all farmers, including Catholics, to pay tithes for the upkeep of the Protestant church. The following year the family moved back temporarily to Dublin, to Williamstown Avenue in a southern suburb, where Thomas was to work on a Government commission. [7]



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