Carmilla: Annotated

Carmilla: Annotated


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This classic Gothic-horror novella follows the perspective of Laura, a young girl who becomes drawn to a beautiful stranger despite her feelings of repulsion and dread. A stranger who's past is so engulfed in darkness and mystery that a shadow of unknown horror seems to linger in the background. Upon her arrival to a small rural Styrian town, the inhabitants find themselves afflicted with strange sickness and mysterious death. A sickness that this stranger is also plagued with. As Laura befriends her, a conflict of feelings and fear overwhelm the senses as she loses herself in the struggle for survival.

Set in the early 19th century, this story captivates the audience as a psychological thriller that explores a mind caught in the tangled webs of desire and antipathy. Examining the connection between vampirism and victimology in an exchange that is so elegantly portrayed.

A novella that with many

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539406174
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Praised for many works in the early 1800s, J. Sheridan LeFanu studied law at Trinity College in Dublin where he contributed to the Dublin University Newspaper by writing a series of short stories. It was this paper where he published his first ghost story "The Ghost and the Bone Settler" along with a collection of several others known as the Purcell Papers. These stories were within the realm of the gothic horror genre with depictions of archaic castles and terrifying themes of madness, suicide and encounters with undead phenomena. He would go on to became the owner of a newspapers himself, specifically the Warder and the Dublin Evening Mail. He would go on to write his first novels in historic fiction then soon after criminal biographies which was a very popular literary genre of that time as well.

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