Carmilla (Paperback)

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"This classic gothic novella is one that definitely deserves more attention. Not only did it inspire Dracula, but the whole of vampire lore. It also features two female main characters who are positively infatuated with each other.

recommended if you like: Gothic lit, queer women longing for each other"

- Grace


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 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780979015618
ISBN-10: 0979015618
Publisher: Skeptic Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 2012
Pages: 92
Language: English