Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu

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This Gothic novella tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25 years, and has been adapted many times for cinema. Although Carmilla is a lesser known and far shorter Gothic vampire story than the generally-considered master work of that genre, Dracula, the latter is heavily influenced by Le Fanu's short story.

About J. Sheridan LeFanu

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Dublin-born Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) established himself as a journalist and writer of fiction and became one of the best-selling authors of the 1860-80s. His sinister and supernatural tales are the precursors of the modern ghost story. Victor Sage teaches English at the University of East Anglia. A literary critic and short story writer, he has published critical books on Gothic literature, including Horror Fiction in the Protestant Tradition (Macmillan).
Published January 2, 2012 by Edizioni Delirium. 106 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gay & Lesbian, Erotica, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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