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Carmilla Gothic Classic

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
ISBN : 9788026872825
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This carefully crafted ebook: “CARMILLA (Gothic Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Carmilla is narrated by a young woman preyed upon by a female vampire named Carmilla, later revealed to be Mircalla, Countess Karnstein (Carmilla is an anagram of Mircalla). Le Fanu presents the story as part of the casebook of Dr. Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult doctor in literature. The story is often anthologized and has been adapted many times in film and other media. It is a one of the earliest works of vampire fiction, predating Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) by 26 years. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was a leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. M. R. James described Le Fanu as "absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories".

Carmilla

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
ISBN : 9789635223862
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"Carmilla" is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. "Carmilla" predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25 years and has been adapted many times for cinema.

Carmilla Annotated

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
ISBN : 1499693028
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Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, Carmilla is one of the classics of the Vampire genre. The novella is one of five tales of the supernatural that is published under the name of “In a Glass Darkly”. Carmilla is the only vampire story in the collection. Carmilla tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla.There is a strong lesbian element in the relation of the Carmilla and laura, something very rare in the 19º century literature.Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25 years, and influenced Bram Stoker´s Dracula.

Carmilla

Author : J Sheridan le Fanu
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Carmilla

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
ISBN : 159818282X
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The chilling tale of supernatural passions and timeless horror that threw the light on our morbid fascination with the vampire legend.

Women S Sexual Liberation From Victorian Patriarchy In Sheridan Le Fanu S Carmilla

Author : Ilona Gaul
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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, University of Marburg (Institute for English and American Studies), course: Blood, Lust and (Un)Death: Vampires in American and British Cultures, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Carmilla is the concluding story of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's horror story collection In a Glass Darkly which was published in 1872. Carmilla does not simply complete this collection but raises the topic of lesbianism and thus conveys the most provocative idea of all preceding texts. Considering the extreme prudery prevailing during the Victorian age, the publication of Carmilla represented a real scandal ignoring the severe, moral restrictions of that time. Women were not understood as sexual beings and moreover, homosexuality was a term people were absolutely ignorant of. An erotic relationship with a partner of the same sex was a thing people could not think or dared not to think of. Among others McCormack states, "We begin with a pious clergyman and end with lesbianism, the offence Queen Victoria found unbelievable." (McCormack 154). Nevertheless or even because of this, Carmilla is Le Fanu's best remembered work and considered one of the most influential texts of English vampire literature. It is not without reason that Carmilla served Bram Stoker as an inspiration for his novel Dracula which has been the most popular piece of vampire literature until today. Carmilla is set in Styria with no apparent hint when it takes place. The two protagonists Laura and Carmilla are both young girls whose relationship becomes more and more erotic as the story proceeds. Together with her father and a few servants, Laura lives very isolated in the family's castle with no surroundings but forest for miles. She is more than happy to have finally found a companion in the beautiful Carmilla. Carmilla who turns out to be a vampire seduces Laura and loftily confesse

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Carmilla

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was born on August 28th, 1814, at 45 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin, into a literary family with Huguenot, Irish and English roots. The children were tutored but, according to his brother William, the tutor taught them little if anything. Le Fanu was eager to learn and used his father's library to educate himself about the world. He was a creative child and by fifteen had taken to writing poetry. Accepted into Trinity College, Dublin to study law he also benefited from the system used in Ireland that he did not have to live in Dublin to attend lectures, but could study at home and take examinations at the university as and when necessary. This enabled him to also write and by 1838 Le Fanu's first story The Ghost and the Bonesetter was published in the Dublin University Magazine. Many of the short stories he wrote at the time were to form the basis for his future novels. Indeed, throughout his career Le Fanu would constantly revise, cannabilise, embellish and re-publish his earlier works to use in his later efforts. Between 1838 and 1840 Le Fanu had written and published twelve stories which purported to be the literary remains of an 18th-century Catholic priest called Father Purcell. Set mostly in Ireland they include classic stories of gothic horror, with grim, shadowed castles, as well as supernatural visitations from beyond the grave, together with madness and suicide. One of the themes running through them is a sad nostalgia for the dispossessed Catholic aristocracy of Ireland, whose ruined castles stand in mute salute and testament to this history. On 18 December 1844 Le Fanu married Susanna Bennett, the daughter of a leading Dublin barrister. The union would produce four children. Le Fanu was now stretching his talents across the length of a novel and his first was The Cock and Anchor published in 1845. A succession of works followed and his reputation grew as well as his income. Unfortunately, a decade after his marriage it became an increasing source of difficultly. Susanna was prone to suffer from a range of neurotic symptoms including great anxiety after the deaths of several close relatives, including her father two years before. In April 1858 she suffered an "hysterical attack" and died in circumstances that are still unclear. The anguish, profound guilt as well as overwhelming loss were channeled into Le Fanu's work. Working only by the light of two candles he would write through the night and burnish his reputation as a major figure of 19th Century supernaturalism. His work challenged the focus on the external source of horror and instead he wrote about it from the perspective of the inward psychological potential to strike fear in the hearts of men. A series of books now came forth: Wylder's Hand (1864), Guy Deverell (1865), The Tenants of Malory (1867), The Green Tea (1869), The Haunted Baronet (1870), Mr. Justice Harbottle (1872), The Room in the Dragon Volant (1872) and In a Glass Darkly. (1872). But his life was drawing to a close. Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu died in Merrion Square in his native Dublin on February 7th, 1873, at the age of 58.

But Love Is Always Selfish

Author : Shannon Kaye Dullard
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ABSTRACT: J's. Le Fanu's Carmilla is a vampire tale that expresses the anxieties of both the men and women of the Victorian period. The female vampire, Carmilla, functions both as a representative of women's growing discontent with their allocated gender role and men's anxiety-ridden response. Carmilla, as a female vampire, draws particular attention to the state of the Victorian wife under pre-1882 marriage law. Deprived of both legal identity and property, like the female vampire, a married woman is both dead and alive. Examined in connection with "the angel in the house" idealized image of womanhood and Irish socioeconomic and political change, the novella proposes a reexamination of marriage and the ideology that surrounds it. As Carmilla usurps the role of the Victorian husband, she reveals the potential for this ideology surrounding women and marriage to become a monstrous disease that goes beyond the exploitation of women to become a destructive force for men and women alike.

Gothic Nineteenth Century Gothic At Home With The Vampire

Author : Fred Botting
ISBN : 041525115X
Genre : Gothic revival (Literature)
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This collection brings together key writings which convey the breadth of what is understood to be Gothic, and the ways in which it has produced, reinforced, and undermined received ideas about literature and culture. In addition to its interests in the late eighteenth-century origins of the form, this collection anthologizes path-breaking essays on most aspects of gothic production, including some of its nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century manifestations across a broad range of cultural media.

Carmilla Prelude To Dracula

Author : Timothy Baril
ISBN : 9781310849398
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A stylish and seductive Victorian gothic vampire novel of romance and horror. “You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one forever.” It’s 1872. Laura Westenra and her father live in a castle in the Austrian countryside; a peaceful, uneventful existence that leaves young Laura anxious for a bit of excitement. Their lives are turned upside down when an out of control carriage careens out of the night and crashes before their very doorstep. Dark and spooky strangers emerge from the wreckage, leaving a beautiful, angelic girl in the Westenra’s care before vanishing once again into the night. As this mysterious stranger is welcomed into their home, Laura suddenly finds her life a whirlwind of uncertain new feelings as her friendship for their new guest grows, and as she faces falling in love for the first time. Meanwhile, an unknown plague sweeps through the local village and when Laura becomes sick, her devoted father fears the worst – that she too is a victim of the baffling disease. Little do they know that the plague and Laura’s new best friend are intimately connected. And that demons from the past are not so dead as they appear. What shocking horrors are divulged as they unearth the truths about the deserted ruined village in the woods, the history of the once-noble, now extinct Karnstein family, and the people they thought they knew? Can Laura survive the worrying, seductive illness slowly pulling her into darkness? Will anyone live on once they discover the true evil behind all the death around them, and the epic confrontation it leads them to? She looked into my eyes. “Are you afraid, dearest?” I shook my head. “No. But I should be very much if I fancied there was any real danger of my being attacked as those poor people were.” “You are afraid to die?” “Yes, everyone is.” She sighed and spoke dreamily. “But to die as lovers may, to die together, so that they may be together forever.” With appearances by Count Dracula and Abhraham Van Helsing! Fans of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and traditional gothic vampire literature will be thrilled at seeing their favourite characters appear here. Fans of Charlaine Harris’s True Blood series, Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series and Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles will love experiencing the roots of the modern vampiric tradition.

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