Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Availability: In Print – Hardback
“The delight of hell is to do evil to man, and to hasten his eternal ruin.” – Swedenborg
Published alongside “Carmilla” in the landmark collection In a Glass Darkly (1872), Le Fanu’s “Green Tea” was first serialised in Charles Dickens’ magazine All the Year Round in 1869. Since its first publication, Le Fanu’s tale has lost none of its potency. “Green Tea” tells of the good natured Reverend Jennings, who writes late at night on arcane topics abetted by a steady supply of green tea. Is he insane or have these nocturnal activities opened an “interior sight” that affords a route of entry for an increasingly malignant simian companion? This 150th anniversary edition of “Green Tea”, with illustrations by Alisdair Wood and an introduction by Matthew Holness, is the definitive celebration of Le Fanu’s masterpiece of psychological terror and despair.
Hardback copies of this illustrated 150th anniversary edition are issued with two postcards and are signed by the book’s contributors: Matthew Holness, Alisdair Wood, Jim Rockhill, and Brian J. Showers. Each copy will also include a CD of a specially commissioned recording of Le Fanu’s classic tale, adapted with original music by Reggie Chamberlain-King and performed by Belfast’s Wireless Mystery Theatre.
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Hardback edition limited to 400 copies.
Signed by Holness, Wood, Rockhill and Showers.
Cover art and illustrations by Alisdair Wood
Introduction by Matthew Holness
Afterwords by Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers
Audio dramatisation by Wireless Mystery Theatre
ISBN: 978-1-78380-029-2 (hbk)