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A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family
Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family was first published anonymously in the Dublin University Magazine in 1839.
- Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, The Purcell Papers, edited and with a prefatory memoir by A. P. Graves. 3 volumes. London: Bentley, 1880.
- Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Ghost Stories and Mysteries, selected and edited by E.F.Bleiler. New York: Dover Publications, 1975.
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- William Richard Le Fanu, Seventy Years of Irish Life, London 1893.
- [Anon.], Memoirs of Father Healy of Little Bray, London 1895.
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The edition used in the digital edition
- Ghost Stories and Mysteries. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu First [1 volume; ix + 372pp] Dover PublicationsNew York (1975)
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