“Ultor de Lacy” (1861)
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (writer).
Read in 2017.
At this point commences the marvellous ingredient of my tale.
Folklore fantasy, fairy story. Inelegantly told, lacking even a beautiful environment, and conspicuously empty of ideas. This seems like the sort of fantasy story that would give the genre a bad name.
References here: Stardust (1999).