Sheridan Le Fanu

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, the renowned gothic novelist, was born in Dublin on 28 August 1873. His vampire novella Carmella is known to have directly influenced Barm Stoker's Dracula, among others. Likewise, Le Fanu's A chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family is thought to have been a source of inspiration for Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. It is, however, his tales of the supernatural for which he is best-remembered.