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The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine

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The medical achievements of the post-war years rank as one of the supreme epochs of human endeavour. Advances in surgical technique, new ideas about the nature of disease and huge innovations in drug manufacture vanquished most common causes of early death, But, since the mid-1970s the rate of development has slowed, and the future of medicine is uncertain. How has this happened? James Le Fanu's hugely acclaimed survey of the 'twelve definitive moments' of modern medicine and the intellectual vacuum which followed them has been fully revised and updated for this edition. "The rise and fall of modern medicine" is both riveting drama and a clarion call for change.
Published by Basic Books on 11/06/2012
Book details: 608 pages.

Why Us?

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Describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with two seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheritance and the workings of the brain-- questions that suggest there is, after all, "more than we can know."
Published by Vintage Books USA on 08/19/2019
Book details: 303 pages.

The Victorian Ghost Story and Theology

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This book argues that theology is central to an understanding of the literary ghost story. Victorian ghost stories have traditionally been read in the context of agnosticism – as stories which reveal a society struggling with Christian orthodoxy in a new ‘Enlightened’ world. This book, however, uses theological ideas from St Augustine through to modern theologians to identify a theological journey taken by the protagonists of such stories, and charts each stage of this journey through the short stories it examines. It also proposes a theory of reader participation which creates an imaginary space in which modern epistemology is suspended. The book studies the work of four major authors of the supernatural tale: Arthur Machen, M.R. James, Sheridan Le Fanu and Henry James.
Published by Springer on 07/27/2016
Book details: 188 pages.

Classic Vampire Tales

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Featuring the Immortal Stories of Bram Stoker, Sheridan Le Fanu MR James, John William Polidori, Ernst Raupach and others Always thrilling and at times deeply moving, Classic Vampire Tales presents 10 stories from true masters of the genre. Dracula’s Guest Wake Not the Dead The Vampyre Carmilla An Episode of Cathedral History Good Lady Ducayne The Room in the Tower For the Blood is the Life The True Story of a Vampire Clarimonde
Published by Jaico Publishing House on 08/17/2016
Book details: 308 pages.

The Greatest Supernatural Tales of Sheridan Le Fanu (70+ Titles in One Edition)

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) 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. M. R. James (1862-1936) was an English author and medievalist scholar, best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. He is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story". Table of Contents: Sheridan Le Fanu: Novels & Novellas: Uncle Silas The Cock and Anchor The House by the Church-Yard Wylder's Hand Guy Deverell The Tenants of Malory Haunted Lives The Wyvern Mystery Checkmate Willing to Die The Haunted Baronet Spalatro Short Story Collections: In a Glass Darkly The Purcell Papers Other Tales: Madam Crowl's Ghost Squire Toby's Will Dickon the Devil The Child That Went with the Fairies The White Cat of Drumgunniol An Account of Some Strange Distrubances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick's Bargain Ultor de Lacy The Vision of Tom Chuff Stories of Lough Guir The Evil Guest The Watcher Laura Silver Bell The Murdered Cousin The Mysterious Lodger An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House The Dead Sexton A Debt of Honor Devereux's Dream Catherine's Quest Haunted Pichon and Sons The Phantom Fourth The Spirit's Whisper Dr. Feversham's Story The Secret of the Two Plaster Casts What Was It? M. R. James: Ghost Stories Collections: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories...
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Book details: 6072 pages.

Madam Crowl's Ghost

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Includes tales which mostly appeared in The Dublin University Magazine and other periodicals.
Published by Wordsworth Editions on 01/01/1994
Book details: 174 pages.

In a Glass Darkly

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PROLOGUE. MARTIN HESSELIUS, THE GERMAN PHYSICIAN. Though carefully educated in medicine and surgery, I have never practised either. The study of each continues, nevertheless, to interest me profoundly. Neither idleness nor caprice caused my secession from the honourable calling which I had just entered. The cause was a very trifling scratch inflicted by a dissecting knife. This trifle cost me the loss of two fingers, amputated promptly, and the more painful loss of my health, for I have never been quite well since, and have seldom been twelve months together in the same place. In my wanderings I became acquainted with Dr. Martin Hesselius, a wanderer like myself, like me a physician, and like me an enthusiast in his profession. Unlike me in this, that his wanderings were voluntary, and he a man, if not of fortune, as we estimate fortune in England, at least in what our forefathers used to term "easy circumstances." He was an old man when I first saw him; nearly five-and-thirty years my senior. In Dr. Martin Hesselius, I found my master. His knowledge was immense, his grasp of a case was an intuition. He was the very man to inspire a young enthusiast, like me, with awe and delight. My admiration has stood the test of time and survived the separation of death. I am sure it was well-founded.Here and there a case strikes me as of a kind to amuse or horrify a lay reader with an interest quite different from the peculiar one which it may possess for an expert. With slight modifications, chiefly of language, and of course a change of names, I copy the following. The narrator is Dr. Martin Hesselius. I find it among the voluminous notes of cases which he made during a tour in England about sixty-four years ago.
Published by 谷月社 on 01/10/2016
Book details: 114 pages.

The Cock and Anchor

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Published on 08/19/1895
Book details: 358 pages.

The Watcher

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Born in Dublin in 1814, Sheridan Le Fanu came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrights, and his niece Rhoda Broughton would go on to become a successful novelist. Le Fanu entered Trinity College, Dublin to study law. While there, he was elected Auditor of the College Historical Society, and between 1838 and 1840 published his first series of short stories, which were later collected as The Purcell Papers. At his peak, le Fanu was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century, and he is now seen as central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. His work is credited with turning the Gothic's focus from the external sources of horror to the inward effects of terror, thus helping to create the psychological basis for supernaturalist literature that continues to this day. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
Published by Read Books Ltd on 10/20/2015
Book details: 60 pages.

30+ GHOSTLY TALES - Sheridan Le Fanu Edition: Madam Crowl's Ghost, Carmilla, The Ghost and the Bonesetter, Schalken the Painter, The Haunted Baronet, The Familiar, Green Tea…

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This carefully crafted ebook: "30+ GHOSTLY TALES - Sheridan Le Fanu Edition: Madam Crowl's Ghost, Carmilla, The Ghost and the Bonesetter, Schalken the Painter, The Haunted Baronet, The Familiar, Green Tea…” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) 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. M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories". Table of Contents: Green Tea The Familiar Mr Justice Harbottle Carmilla The Ghost and the Bone-Setter The Fortunes of Sir Robert Ardagh The Drunkard's Dream Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family The Haunted Baronet Madam Crowl's Ghost Squire Toby's Will Dickon the Devil The Child That Went with the Fairies The White Cat of Drumgunniol An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street Ghost Stories of Chapelizod Wicked Captain Walshawe, of Wauling Sir Dominick's Bargain Ultor de Lacy The Vision of Tom Chuff Stories of Lough Guir The Evil Guest Laura Silver Bell The Murdered Cousin The Mysterious Lodger An Authentic Narrative of a Haunted House The Dead Sexton A Debt of Honor Haunted Pichon and Sons, of the Croix Rousse The Spirit's Whisper What Was It?
Published by e-artnow on 01/15/2017
Book details: 965 pages.
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