Carmilla

Carmilla

by J. Sheridan LeFanu
     
 

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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. 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…  See more details below

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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. 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.

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ISBN-13:
9781412184229
Publisher:
eBooksLib
Publication date:
04/21/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

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