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Mr. Justice Harbottle

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(1872)


From In a Glass Darkly (1872), a collection of five stories in the horror and mystery genres, presented as the posthumous papers of the occult detective Dr Hesselius.


The five stories are "Green Tea", "The Familiar", "Mr Justice Harbottle" (perhaps better known in its earlier, very different version, "An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street"), "The Room in the Dragon Volant" (not a ghost story but a notable mystery story that includes the theme of premature burial), and "Carmilla", a compelling tale of a lesbian vampire, set in central Europe which inspired several films, including Hammer's The Vampire Lovers (1970), Roger Vadim's Blood and Roses (1960), Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr (1932) and Harry Kümel's Daughters of Darkness in 1971.


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