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Carmilla
Author: J Sheridan Lefanu

ISBN: 9781507709085
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 92
Published: 25 January 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7 x 0.6
Description:
CarmillaJ. Sheridan LeFanuClassic Gothic FictionGOTHIC VAMPIRES GALORECarmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and one of the early works of vampire fiction. It was first published in 1871 as a serial narrative in The Dark Blue. It tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. It predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 26 years. The story has been adapted many times in film and other media.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, 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 was six years old, Laura had 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.Twelve years later, Laura and her father are admiring the sunset in front of the castle when her father tells ...

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