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Carmilla / the Evil Guest

Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan

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ISBN 10: 0981474810 / ISBN 13: 9780981474816
Published by Foll Moon Press, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Carmilla / the Evil Guest

Publisher: Foll Moon Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Carmilla and The Evil Guest both by Le Fanu are presented together in this unique volume. Carmilla is the vampire novel that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. Carmilla is the tragic story of a female vampire seeking companionship from a young lady. The Evil Guest is a story of a family that is destroyed by ambition and evil in a country household.

About the Author:

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28 August 1814 7 February 1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the premier ghost story writer of the nineteenth century and had a seminal influence on the development of this genre in the Victorian era. 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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