Carmilla

Carmilla

eBook - 2014
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You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one for ever. One of the most hugely influential vampire stories of all time, Le Fanu's Carmilla was written before Bram Stoker's Dracula. A true gothic novel, it is eery, rich in character and place and bathed in blood and moonlight. When a mysterious carriage crashes outside their castle home in Styria, Austria, Laura and her father agree to take in its injured passenger, a young woman named Carmilla. Delighted to have some company of her own age, Laura is instantly drawn to Carmilla. But as their friendship grows, Carmilla's character changes and she becomes increasingly secretive and volatile. As Carmilla's moods shift and change, Laura starts to become ill, experiencing fiendish nightmares, her health deteriorating night after night. It is not until she and her father, increasingly concerned for Laura's well-being, set out on a trip to discover more about the mysterious Carmilla that the terrifying truth reveals itself...
Publisher: [United States] : Hesperus Press : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
ISBN: 9781780942278
1780942273
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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OPL_DavidD Jul 22, 2019

Classic gothic horror. Predates Dracula and is an important step in changing the image of the vampire from walking corpse to decaying and parasitic aristocrat. This edition has some helpful annotations from one of the best new horror writers and some stylish and highly detailed illustrations.

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Mar 02, 2017

While vampires are my favorite ghouls for horror reading, I wasn't too impressed with this book. The prose is pure Victorian and the tendency to wax poetic means I sometimes have to start over to understand meaning. But, then again, it was written 26 years before Bram Stoker's classic and provides a foundation for the legend of Count Dracula, so it deserves some respect, hence three stars in my rating.

rberardinelli Nov 07, 2016

Beautifully creepy and delicious vampire tale... THE vampire tale... a must read for horror fans!

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