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Carmilla By J. Sheridan LeFanu
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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla... More > predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25 years, and has been adapted many times for cinema.< Less
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Carmilla was published by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu in 1872, seventy-five years before Bram Stoker's Dracula. The character Carmilla is considered the prototype of female and lesbian vampires. Included... More > in this edition is the short story "The Vampyre" by John Polidori. The first vampire story in English prose, "The Vampyre" set off a craze in vampire fiction which would eventually lead to works such as Varney the Vampire, Carmilla, and Dracula.< Less
Carmilla By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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Carmilla was published by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu in 1872, seventy-five years before Bram Stoker's Dracula. The character Carmilla is considered the prototype of female and lesbian vampires. Included... More > in this edition is the short story "The Vampyre" by John Polidori. The first vampire story in English prose, "The Vampyre" set off a craze in vampire fiction which would eventually lead to works such as Varney the Vampire, Carmilla, and Dracula.< Less
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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, Carmilla is one of the classics of the Vampire genre. The novella is one of five tales of the supernatural that is... More > published under the name of “In a Glass Darkly”. Carmilla is the only vampire story in the collection. Carmilla tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. There is a strong lesbian element in the relation of the Carmilla and laura, something very rare in the 19º century literature. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25 years, and influenced Bram Stoker´s Dracula< Less
Carmilla By JOSEPH SHERIDAN LEFANLEFANUU
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In Styria, we, though by no means magnificent people, inhabit a castle, or schloss. A small income, in that part of the world, goes a great way. Eight or nine hundred a year does wonders. Scantily... More > enough ours would have answered among wealthy people at home. My father is English, and I bear an English name, although I never saw England. But here, in this lonely and primitive place, where everything is so marvelously cheap, I really don't see how ever so much more money would at all materially add to our comforts, or even luxuries. My father was in the Austrian service, and retired upon a pension and his patrimony, and purchased this feudal residence, and the small estate on which it stands, a bargain. Nothing can be more picturesque or solitary. It stands on a slight eminence in a forest. The road, very old and narrow, passes in front of its drawbridge, never raised in my time, and its moat, stocked with perch, and sailed over by many swans, and floating on its surface white fleets of water lilies.< Less
Carmilla By Sheridan Le Fanu
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First published in 1872, 25 years before Bram Stoker's masterpiece of horror, "Dracula," Sheridan Le Fanu's erotic tale of Vampirism presents the strange tale of a young woman confronted... More > with unspeakable horror and forbidden desires.< Less
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Before Edward, before Louis and Lestat, there was Carmilla. Carmilla was a Gothic novella first published in the magazine The Dark Blue in 1872, and then in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s collection... More > of short stories, In a Glass Darkly the same year. Carmilla, the title character, is the original prototype for a legion of female and lesbian vampires. Carmilla selects only female victims, becoming emotionally involved with a few. Like Varney, Carmilla was not confined to darkness. She had unearthly beauty, was able to pass through solid walls, and could change into a large black cat (compared to Dracula, who changed into a large dog). Carmilla had a heavey influence on Bram Stoker’s Dracula and later vampire novels.< Less
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Sheridan LeFanu's 1872 short novel, "Carmilla", set the stage for the many vampire novels that appeared later in the century. It has been the basis for several classic motion pictures.
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A supernatural nightmare of forbiden love, Carmilla is a classic tale that follows the saga of the strange orphan girl "Mircalla" and her relationship with her living mistress. Charged with... More > the sort of supernatural menace that made Dracula (which it predates) a legend, this novel has been provoking the uneasy dreams of readers for over a century< Less
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The novella that inspired Bram Stoker to create Dracula. As the result of a nearby carriage accident, Laura and her father are persuaded to allow the apparently injured Carmilla to stay in their... More > home for some months while recovering. At the same time, local peasant girls have been mysteriously dying, and Laura has been having intense nightmares which seem to correspond with her quickly degenerating health. Fearing for his daughter's life, Laura's father enlists help and sets out on a quest to 'cure' Laura of her affliction. Le Fanu's novella created a standard for vampire and gothic mystery fiction and served as inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, which was published twenty-five years later.< Less