Before Dracula, there was Carmilla the first seductive vampire to haunt readers imaginations This classic of Gothic horror follows Laura, a woman haunted by a girlhood dream of a beautiful visitor to her bedroom Now, a decade later, Laura finds Carmilla, who appears to be her own age, on the side of the road after a carriage accident The two recognize each other from tBefore Dracula, there was Carmilla the first seductive vampire to haunt readers imaginations This classic of Gothic horror follows Laura, a woman haunted by a girlhood dream of a beautiful visitor to her bedroom Now, a decade later, Laura finds Carmilla, who appears to be her own age, on the side of the road after a carriage accident The two recognize each other from the same childhood dream and become fast friends Soon after, Laura begins to experience mysterious feelings and is once again haunted by nightmares She finds Carmilla strangely irresistible and longs to be with her But as the two friends grow closer, Laura s health begins to fail It becomes apparent that her enchanting companion is harboring a sinister secret To free herself from Carmilla s grasp, Laura and her family must fight for their lives This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Carmilla Before Dracula there was Carmilla the first seductive vampire to haunt readers imaginations This classic of Gothic horror follows Laura a woman haunted by a girlhood dream of a beautiful visitor to
Bloody relevant to read BEFORE DRACULA, THERE WASBut to die as lovers may to die together, so that they may live together.This is a very important book in historic sense, in the genre of vampire reading, due that it was published 25 years before than Dracula Also, it presented lesbian situations, easily one of the first open mentions of the topic in literature.So, it was a pioneer book in two subjects Vampires and Lesbian literature.Some may wonder how it was possible to publish a book with lesb [...]
In many ways the antithesis of Dracula, and if Stoker s novel disappointed me with its clean cut, heterosexual male influenced dichotomies, than le Fanu s novella is the flipside of the coin female centric, homoerotic, ambiguous and enigmatic and all in about a quarter of the length Here the vampire is not the withered, evil Other but the beautiful, sensuous stranger that is readily welcomed into home and heart, becoming the double for the protagonist, leading to a very different sense of horror [...]
PRETTY AVERAGE I don t feel like I particularly learned anything It was a very monotone and non climactic Very quaint And the giant plot twist was spoiled for me i mean, it d be spoiled for anyone living in 2015 because it s SO OBVIOUS but I really feel that that spoilers shouldn t have the power to ruin a story, but I really feel that all this book had was that one spoiler.I still see merit in it, don t get me wrong I read it for school and after intense studying I can see value in it, but is a [...]
With Dracula, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, some of the most famously recognized horror stories of the nineteenth century have been created, yet only few people seem to know this little story which may have been the ultimate inspiration for Bram Stoker to write his popular novel Dracula Carmilla is an early vampire story, laying the foundation of a genre which would see many other vampire tales in the upcoming years, until the development recently culm [...]
Best vampire story ever written Anyone who disagrees with me It s on
Note, Oct 1, 2012 I just modified this review slightly to incorporate a changed perspective I came to as a result of a discussion in one of my groups.This book is one of the best treatments of the vampire theme I have read admittedly, I haven t read very many even counting the ones I didn t like enough to finish While the author s diction is Victorian, the book is a short, quick read unlike the massive tomes that some 19th century novels are , so it shouldn t be daunting even for readers who hav [...]
Here it is OCTOBER and I m stumped at finding a good scary read so I reverted to the GR list of Best Horroren moved on to Best Gothic Books Of All Time and found this little gemWhile not scary, CARMILLA is indeed an atmospheric well told story and one of the earliest works of vampire fiction First published in 1872, CARMILLA predates even DRACULA by than 25 yearsIt all begins with a creepy carriage misadventure filled with phantasmagoria and ends.well, I m not going to say, but there is the sli [...]
EDIT Updating to 4 stars for persistent impact and memorability of the story it s spooky I would read this again After reading this book, I am left frustrated and oddly underwhelmed, and yet there is an undeniable power to this story which is a mystery to me.The smartest character in the story is the antagonist who is not that smart , who proceeds to charm and bamboozle an array of protagonists who are all very nice, and not the least given to suspicion of others.There are multiple events where [...]
3.5 Hac a tiempo que quer a leer este relato y no me ha defraudado Es verdad que a d a de hoy puede ser algo inocente, pero es interesante leer uno de los primeros relatos sobre vampiros que se conoce.
Poor Carmilla I guess there are only so many isolated noblemen s daughters you can devour before they start talking.
The amphibious existence of the vampire is sustained by daily renewed slumber in the grave Its horrible lust for living blood supplies the vigor of its waking existence The vampire is prone to be fascinated with an engrossing vehemence, resembling the passion of love, by particular persons It will never desist until it has satiated its passion, and drained the very life of its coveted victim This description of a vampire is not anything new and surprising to anyone that has an interest in vampir [...]
Hellow,Aren t the books that we like the most, the harder to review Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu became one of my favourite book of all time, it spoke to my soul through words of darkness, each sentence was like sweet melancholic music echoing and engraving in me.Sentences like Girls are caterpillars while they live in the world, to be finally butterflies when the summer comes but in the meantime there are grubs and larvae, don t you see each with their peculiar propensities, necessities [...]
I am sure, Carmilla, you have been in love that there is, at this moment, an affair of the heart going on I have been in love with no one, and never shall, she whispered, unless it should be with you How beautiful she looked in the moonlight VeryAnne Rice, except that Carmilla predates Rice sInterview with the Vampire by about a century, so Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu did the sexy vampire thing first He did it even beforeBram Stoker unleashedDracula on the world Carmilla is one of the earliest work [...]
Adem s de Edgar Allan Poe, se pod a leer a Sheridan Le Fanu, que junto a Hugh Walpole o E.T.A Hoffmann llevaron a la perfecci n al g nero g tico y el cuento fant stico o de terror Este autor posee grandes cuentos de fantasmas y terror, puesto que en eso consist a su especialidad Fue un escritor admirado por los grandes del g nero.Carmilla, junto con El Vampiro de John Polidori anticipa lo que iba a instaurar el libro Dr cula de Bram Stoker el g nero del vampirismo, tan vigente hoy en d a.La hist [...]
The author takes advantage of the power of contrast Many horror writers use contrast to throw a reader s mind off balance Stephen King made Pennywise a joking freak of a clown, and Randal Flagg a humorous and diabolical psycho demon In this story, a small girl meets Carmilla, two petite and intimate little girls The contrast twists the mind into suspended insanity when supernatural visitations come, and the small girl correlates to the events His descriptions of vampires bring a terror seen in m [...]
3.5One of the reasons why I liked Carmilla so much is it s a very good vampire story It would be even better if I didn t know that from the beginning Nobody s fault Everyone knows Carmilla is a vampire story It was first published 1872 and people usually expect those to be a bit harder to get through Carmilla is definitely not like that It almost reads like a contemporary story There are sixteen chapters but the story itself was sort of divided in two parts One is told to us by Laura, our young [...]
Siniestro y bello, es posible S y S Me juzgar s cruel y ego sta, muy ego sta, pero recuerda que el amor es siempre as Cuanto m s intensa es la pasi n, m s ego sta resulta No puedes imaginarte lo celosa que estoy de ti T has de venir conmigo has de quererme hasta la muerte O puede que me odies, da lo mismo Pero ven conmigo y diame a trav s de la muerte y del m s all En mi vocabulario no existe la palabra indiferencia Para la poca en que fue escrito tuvo que causar su revuelo, por qu Por el tinte [...]
I m glad this was a novella While the plot is interesting and the writing is just superb the entire concept of oh she s a vampire, no wait, she s a lesbian vampire gets tired quite quickly However this is one of those works that you have to read just off of its sheer influence alone The trope of the lesbian vampire was so important in early horror movies, B movies and especially Giallo horror Also I love the fact that two of the most pioneering and influential works of vampire fiction were writt [...]
Uma vampirice moda antiga a fazer lembrar os contos de Bram Stoker, quando afinal, foi este quem se inspirou em Carmilla para escrever Dr cula.Os cen rios s o os apropriados para hist rias de terror e o suspense uma constante at ao final Com uns toques de erotismo e um lesbianismo mais que subtil, capaz de ter chocado os mentecaptos da poca.
An atmospheric delight, gems of beautiful images falling off the page in a simple, straightforward, and yet strangely enthralling sequence Laced through beautifully with the Victorian obsessions of scientific inquiry and the grotesque of its time, certainly, but beautifully explored for all that No one does feverish obsession quite like the Victorians.However, our lady narrator is dumber than Dumbo s inbred country cousin Shame she fell victim to the narrator explains it all storytelling device, [...]
I had heard of Carmilla, one of the forerunners of Dracula, but I had not read it So, when the chance to read a book for the Gothic square on a Halloween Bingo game came up, I jumped at Carmilla And it does not come Gothic than this Over all this the schloss shows its many windowed front its towers, and its Gothic chapel The forest opens in an irregular and very picturesque glade before its gate, and at the right a steep Gothic bridge carries the road over a stream that winds in deep shadow thr [...]
Oh man The tension was so thick in this one that you could cut it with a knife Doom and gloom, eroticism, mystery and mysticism wrapped up in beautiful language.Y 1 If you loved this, you should watch Carmilla, the web series 2 Sorry StaringGirl for not reading this together
4 5Llevaba dos a os queriendo leer este libro y por fin se me present la oportunidad gracias al club de lectura de La cafeter a de Audrey La webserie Carmilla desarrollada por KindaTV es mi serie favorita Desde que la descubr estoy obsesionada con ella y ahora mismo es muy importante en mi vida La serie est basada en el libro pero no es para nada fiel a l Yo ya lo sab a, pero quer a conocer el libro igualmente.Me sorprendi much simo c mo est escrito Da gusto leerlo, es una mezcla de iron a, pers [...]
I read this story out of the A Taste for Blood Anthology I was excited to finally read the story that is really the grandmother of the vampire tale It preceded Dracula by Bram Stoker by than twenty years.Well I have to say that I have mixed feelings about Carmilla In some moments, it was very eerie, if not downright frightening, but those moments didn t quite occur often enough for me There were passages of description that became rather mind numbingly boring I have read enough classic horror b [...]
The image of the vampire has been through a series of metamorohosis the vampire Dracula trying to adapt to the Industrial Revolution, the story of vampirism that proclaims that only the Greeks of the Orthodox Church whose bodies are reanimated by the devil,etc A lot of these are ofcourse conjectures and delusions But once in a while, there comes this carefully constructed narrative, a story that thrills, a potion that excites and inspires a whole slew of other works Perhaps, I have already had m [...]
A Gothic horror novel featuring a beautiful lesbian vampire, understated as you would expect in a Victorian era novel This short novel was well structured and very well written I enjoyed it than Dracula to be honest, and Carmilla was written two decades before Bram Stoker s classic.
I honestly don t know what to say about this book It s at once hilarious and ridiculous but clever and full of interesting things to critique And lesbian vampires Never doubt the Victorian ability to bring innuendo to every situation.
Bram was inspired to write Dracula because of this short book.I love gothic, vampire tales, and this one fits the bill.
No me puedo creer que este libro se escribiera en el S.XIX es incre blemente din mico y muy muy sorprendente para la poca y si soy sincera debo decir que le da tres mil vueltas a Dracula.