Carmilla

Carmilla

by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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Overview

The haunting tale of a young woman being seduced by a female vampire, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla still manages to enthrall its readers almost two centuries later. Predating the more uneven Dracula by some 26 years, Carmilla (1871) is the first and perhaps greatest of vampire stories.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9786071614285
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 13.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic horror. Born in Dublin, Le Fanu was raised in a literary family. His mother, a biographer, and his father, a clergyman, encouraged his intellectual development from a young age. He began writing poetry at fifteen and went on to excel at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied law and served as Auditor of the College Historical Society. In 1838, shortly before he was called to the bar, he began contributing ghost stories to Dublin University Magazine, of which he later became editor and proprietor. He embarked on a career as a writer and journalist, using his role at the magazine as a means of publishing his own fictional work. Le Fanu made a name for himself as a pioneer of mystery and Gothic horror with such novels as The House by the Churchyard (1863) and Uncle Silas (1864). Carmilla (1872), a novella, is considered an early work of vampire fiction and an important influence for Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897).

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