Varney The Vampire; Or, The Feast Of Blood

Varney The Vampire; Or, The Feast Of Blood

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by James Malcolm Rymer
     
 

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He's Baaaaack~~~~ after 100 years of neglect, the potboiler Penny Dreadful Varney The Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood returns in this innovative critical edition to entertain a whole new generation of readers. Sold for a penny a chapter on the streets of London in 1845, Varney the Vampire is a milestone of Vampire fiction, yet ignored and…  See more details below

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He's Baaaaack~~~~ after 100 years of neglect, the potboiler Penny Dreadful Varney The Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood returns in this innovative critical edition to entertain a whole new generation of readers. Sold for a penny a chapter on the streets of London in 1845, Varney the Vampire is a milestone of Vampire fiction, yet ignored and overlooked for nearly 100 years, until now!

The Critical Edition of Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood includes:
· A critical introduction about the Penny Dreadful Press and the lore of the Mid 19th Century Vampire
· Over 200 notes explaining references, historical information, and corrections to the text
· A variety of 19th century essays explaining the horrors and dangers of (gasp!) reading Penny Dreadfuls
· Contemporary critical essays on James Malcolm Rymer and his most famous Penny Dreadfuls: Varney the Vampire and Sweeney Todd
· Four additional early Penny Dreadfuls detailing insanity, family cannibalism, torture gone wrong, and other bed time stories
· A reader's guide
· Reproductions of the original woodcut illustrations

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979587153
Publisher:
Zittaw Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
812
Sales rank:
621,390
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.61(d)

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