Mr. le fanu occupies a distinctly original position among novel writers.
le fanu's literary life may be divided into three distinct periods.
Mr. Wilkie Collins, amongst our living novelists, best compares with le fanu.
There was the customary novel of Mr. le fanu, for the bedside; the ideal reading in a country house for the hours after midnight.
So, too, with his contemporary le fanu, whose reputation rests on a double basis.