W. Thomas Presents
by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
knowledge was immense, his grasp of a case was an intuition. He was the
very man to inspire a young enthusiast, like me, with awe and delight. My
admiration has stood the test of time and survived the separation of death.
I am sure it was well-founded."
Martin Hesselius is the man who started it all. From his mold would spring Abram
van Helsing, John Silence and many others. Despite this, Hesselius remains a shadowy
figure. All we see of him are glimpses from the introductions to the stories in
Le Fanu's collection, In a Glass Darkly. Hesselius only appears in "Green
Tea". This amazing psychic, physician has an unnamed assistant who becomes his
editor after death.
a Glass Darkly (1872)
"The Room In the Dragon Volant"