Carmilla (Hesperus Classics) (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

Description


Predating Bram Stoker' Dracula, Carmilla is the ultimate gothic vampire tale—stylish, menacing, sensual, and spellbinding

You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one for ever.

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 countenance 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.

About the Author


J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the 19th century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best-known works are Carmilla, The House by the Churchyard, and Uncle Silas.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781843914723
ISBN-10: 1843914727
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Hesperus Classics