Questions tagged [sheridan-le-fanu]

Questions about the Irish writer Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 – 1873) and his works. He is best known for Gothic novels such as 'Uncle Silas' (1864) and 'Carmilla' (1871–72).

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What does the word 'Avernus' mean in Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu?

Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu, Chapter 7: The first change I experienced was rather agreeable. It was very near the turning point from which began the descent of Avernus. On Wikipedia it says ...