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Varney The Vampire; Or, The Feast Of Blood
     

Varney The Vampire; Or, The Feast Of Blood

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by James Malcolm Rymer, Curt Herr (Editor)
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979587153
Publisher:
Zittaw Press
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
812
Sales rank:
901,604
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.61(d)

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Varney The Vampire; Or, The Feast Of Blood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is the most amazing edition of a gothic classic that I've ever seen. Anyone interested in the modern day vampire mythology must own this book. Beautifully bound and completely annotated this book is a must have addition to any coffee table or office. I haven't regretted this purchase for a minute. If you're interested in Poe, Stoker, or Shelly this book is for you. This book pre-dates Dracula and began most of the vampire lore that we still know and love today. I've read chapters of this book in other versions and online but this version is by far the most comprehensive and intelligent I've yet seen. I don't know how long Herr spent researching every aspect and reference in this book but it must have taken his brilliance to guide a team of researchers for at least three years to make a version this comprehensive. The notations in this version by Herr make this book not only a classic piece of Victorian 'penny dreadful' literature that stands alone as a monumental work of Victorian gothic art but now it's linked to contemporary gothic work that is not only poignant but insightful. From Dracula to Buffy and beyond Herr left nothing for any reader to want. Buy this book. If reading what could be the most influential piece of vampire literature ever written isn't enough it looks really cool on your coffee table. BUY THIS BOOK!!!