Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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- Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu born 28 August to Thomas Philip Le Fanu and Emma Lucretia Dobbin Le Fanu.
- The family moves to the Phoenix Park west of Dublin following the appointment of Thomas Philip as chaplain to the Royal Hibernian Military School.
- Upon his appointment as dean of Emly, Thomas Philip moves his family to Abington, County Limerick.
- Period of the Tithe Wars at the beginning of which the Le Fanu family lives in Abington at the risk of their lives.
- Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu completes university education at Trinity College, Dublin.
- Publishes his first story, "The Ghost and the Bonesetter," in the Dublin University Magazine.
- "The Purcell Papers" published in the Dublin University Magazine.
- Called to the bar but never practices.
- Journalistic enterprise. Purchases and edits the Warden and the Protestant Guardian. Also acquires a third share in each of three other newspapers.
- Marries Susanna Bennett.
- First novel, The Cock and Anchor.
- Second novel, ,I.The Fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien,/I..
- Occupies the house in Merrion Square, Dublin, where he remains until his death. The Evil Guest published in Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery.
- Death of his wife, Susanna.
- Becomes proprietor and editor of the Dublin University Magazine in which much of his writing is subsequently serialized.
- The House by the Churchyard.
- Uncle Silas and Wylder's Hand.
- Guy Deverell.
- The Tenants of Malory.
- Haunted Lives.
- Sells the Dublin University Magazine.
- Chronicles of Golden Friars and The Rose and the Key.
- In a Glass Darkly.
- Dies in Merrion Square on 10 February.
* This is taken from Ivan Melada, Sheridan Le Fanu (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1987)
Last updated: 14 July 2000.
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