It seems that many of the authors of ghost stories—including M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft—point to the stories of Sheridan Le Fanu as the preeminent masterpieces of the genre. As a ghost story enthusiast, it took me some time to get to him in my “studies,” but the wait and the reward were both well worth the wait. In a Glass Darkly contains six stories considered by critics to be among Le Fanu’s best works.