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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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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.
Carmilla By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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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
Carmilla By Sheridan Le Fanu
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Laura begins her tale by relating her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle in the midst of an extensive forest in Styria where she lives with her father. When she is six years... More > old, Laura has a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. 12 years later, Laura and her father are admiring the sunset in front of the castle when her father tells her of a letter he received earlier from his friend General Spielsdorf. The General was supposed to bring his niece, Bertha Rheinfeldt, to visit the two, but the niece suddenly died under mysterious circumstances. The General ambiguously concludes that he will discuss the circumstances in detail when they meet later. Laura is saddened by the loss of a potential friend, and longs for a companion. A carriage accident outside Laura's home unexpectedly brings a girl of Laura's age into the family's care. Her name is Carmilla. Both girls instantly recognize the other from the 'dream' they both had when they were young.< Less
Carmilla By J. Sheridan LeFanu
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The story is presented by Le Fanu as part of the casebook of Dr Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult doctor in literature. The story is narrated by Laura,... More > one of the two main protagonists of the tale. Laura begins her tale by relating her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle in the midst of an extensive forest in Styria where she lives with her father, a wealthy English widower, retired from the Austrian Service. When she is six years old, Laura has a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. She later claims to have been bitten on the chest, although no wounds are found on her. 12 years later, Laura and her father are admiring the sunset in front of the castle when her father tells her of a letter he received earlier from his friend General Spielsdorf. The General was supposed to bring his niece, Bertha Rheinfeldt, to visit the two, but the niece suddenly died under mysterious circumstances.< Less
Carmilla By J. Sheridan LeFanu
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The story is presented by Le Fanu as part of the casebook of Dr Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult doctor in literature. The story is narrated by Laura,... More > one of the two main protagonists of the tale. Laura begins her tale by relating her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle in the midst of an extensive forest in Styria where she lives with her father, a wealthy English widower, retired from the Austrian Service. When she is six years old, Laura has a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. She later claims to have been bitten on the chest, although no wounds are found on her.< Less