Schalken The Painter

Schalken the Painter (1839)

J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Clever story-behind-a-painting yarn involving a young painter whose beloved is sold in marriage to a wealthy man who neither blinks nor breathes. Far superior to Edgar Allan Poe’s earlier effort along the same lines (see “The Oval Portrait”).

Reviewed by: Nat Hocken

Rating: 5

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