Carmilla / The Evil Guest

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This is the first book in the Full Moon Press Definitive Classics Series. This book contains two complete novels by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and is introduced and signed Scott Nicholson! "Carmilla" is the first novel. "Carmilla" is the original novel that inspired Bram Stoker to write the best known vampire novel of all time, "Dracula"! "Carmilla" was first published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla and the story is thick with erotic undertones. This is a must read book for the vampire or horror fan! The second novel included in this edition is "The Evil Guest". This book predates "Carmilla" and details the mayhem that a beautiful young governess brings to a household in the countryside. This edition of "Carmilla" and "The Evil Guest" contains a lot of artwork by some exciting artists and is limited to 350 unsigned copies! This edition also has some cool bonus material including the account of Arnold Paul, a "real" vampire account from 1732! This is definitely a book that you want in your collection and this is guaranteed to be a sought after volume in the future! The Unsigned Trade Edition is published as 350 Unsigned Hardcover copies.

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Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction. He was a meticulous craftsman, with a penchant for frequently reworking plots and ideas from his earlier writing in subsequent pieces of writing. (Many of his novels are expansions and refinements of earlier short stories). He specialised in tone and effect rather than "shock horror", often following a mystery format. Key to his style was the avoidance of overt supernatural effects: in most of his major works, the supernatural is strongly implied but a possible "natural" explanation is left (barely) open for instance, the demonic monkey in "Green Tea" could be a delusion of the story's protagonist, who is the only person to see it; in "The Familiar", Captain Barton's death seems to be of supernatural causes, but is not actually witnessed, and the ghostly owl may just be a real bird. This approach has proven important for later horror writers and also for other media (it is surely an antecedent to the film producer Val Lewton's principle of indirect horror). Though other writers have since chosen blunter approaches to supernatural fiction, Le Fanu's best tales, such as the vampire novella "Carmilla", remain some of the most chilling examples of the genre. He had enormous influence on the 20th century's most important ghost story writer, M. R. James. Although his work fell out of favour in the early part of the 20th century, towards the end of the century interest in his work increased and still remains comparatively strong

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