Carmilla, Deluxe Edition: The cult classic that inspired Dracula

Category: Book
By (author): Le Fanu, Sheridan
Subject:  FICTION / Horror
  FICTION / Lesbian
  FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Published: September 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.07in x 5.41in x 0.75in
Our Price:
$ 24.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Carmilla is the original vampire story, steeped in the sexual tension between two young women and gothic romance.
A deluxe gift edition of the cult classic that predated and greatly influenced Dracula and much vampire literature that followed, including Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. 

In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, teenaged Laura leads a solitary life with only her father, attendant and tutor for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into view, carrying an unexpected guest -- the beautiful Carmilla.

So begins a feverish friendship between Laura and her entrancing new companion, one defined by mysterious happenings and infused with an implicit but undeniable eroticism. As Carmilla becomes increasingly strange and volatile, prone to eerie nocturnal wanderings, Laura finds herself tormented by nightmares and growing weaker by the day...
Review Quote*"Succeeds in inspiring a mysterious terror better than any other writer" --M.R. James
Biographical NoteSheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of gothic tales, mystery novels and ghost stories, most famous for his novel Uncle Silas. Carmilla was first published in 1872 and has served as an inspiration countless books, from Bram Stoker's Dracula and Henry James' The Turn of the Screw to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, and a slew of films such as Hammer Horror's Karnstein Trilogy.