NEW TITLE: For the first time in over 150 years, “The Watcher”, Le Fanu’s classic tale of supernatural menace, is reissued from the pages of the Dublin University Magazine along with its original companion piece “The Fatal Bride”, a brooding gothic novella not reprinted since its first publication in 1848. Like matched duelling pistols, Reminiscences of a Bachelor offers the most exquisite balance of craftsmanship, beauty, and peril. In these tales of Old Dublin, honour is ever at stake, the fate of lovers lies mired in the past, and something even worse than deceit stalks the streets, something just as deadly to the soul as it is to the flesh. More...



 
 


FEATURED INTERVIEW: Matthew Holness is a film and television director. He co-created the Channel 4 series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, and has written and directed A Gun For George (Film4) and The Snipist (Sky Arts Playhouse). He recently contributed a new introduction to Reminiscences of a Bachelor, which revives a "lost novella" by J.S. Le Fanu. More...



 
 


NEW ISSUE: This issue, which is truly a return to Bartram-Haugh, starts with a selection of contemporary reviews of Uncle Silas — an attempt to gauge public reaction as they read the novel for the first time. By the mid-nineteenth century, Uncle Silas was already considered a classic. So we also have introductions to two popular editions by confirmed admirers of Le Fanu’s work: M.R. James’s for Oxford University Press’s World’s Classics series (1926) and Lady Longford’s for Penguin’s Mystery & Crime series (1940). Rounding out these commentaries — spanning three centuries! — are fresh impressions from Irish novelist Jarlath Gregory, who, like readers in the summer of 1864, has only recently read Uncle Silas for the first time. More...



 
 


FREE DOWNLOAD: The Swan River Press Reader is now available as a free download in Kindle and ePub formats. The contents of the Reader will evolve as new books become available and old books go out of print. Updates will be announced through our mailing list, Facebook and Twitter, so keep in touch! Contents: "In Hiding" from Ghosts by R.B. Russell; "The 1909 Proserpine Prize" from Seventeen Stories by Mark Valentine; "The Still, Cold Air" from Here with the Shadows by Steve Rasnic Tem; Extract from Longsword by Thomas Leland; "In the Garden" from The Old Knowledge by Rosalie Parker; "A Note to the Reader" from Old Albert by Brian J. Showers; Extract from The Dark Return of Time by R.B. Russell; "Self Catering" from The Sea Change by Helen Grant; "Silver on Green" from Written by Daylight by John Howard; "Carden in Capaea" from Selected Stories. More...





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