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Consequently, confusion has arisen relating the pictures to the plot. Her eyes glittered like black diamonds, brilliant and hard.

Afterward, Laura’s father takes his daughter on a year-long tour through Italy to regain her health and recover from the trauma, which she never fully josfph. Carmilla, the title character, is the original prototype for a legion of female and lesbian vampires.

This was my first reading of this classic tale of dark secrets written in I had a dream while reading this novel where I was visited by a dark haired female vampire and I willing offered my arm to her. His descriptions of vampires bring a terror seen The author takes advantage of the power of contrast. Illustration from The Dark Blue by D.

Traci I have and I fell in love with it right away! Carrmilla 04, Councillor rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Mar 11, Fernando rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is loaded with Gothic atmosphere and also introduces a lesbian vampire theme that, while appropriately circumspect, is unmistakable and something that I never would have expected in a novella written in the s.

View all 10 comments. I’m glad this was a novella. Though she seems nice, she sucks. The smartest character in the story is the antagonist who is not that smartwho proceeds to charm and bamboozle an array of protagonists who are all very nice, and not the least given to suspicion of others.

And the giant plot twist was spoiled for me i mean, it’d be spoiled for anyone living in 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.


There are multiple events where the fact that Carmilla is a vampire is hinted at with growing strength, upto and including the discovery of a perfect portrait painted in the dim past. The strange behaviours of the beloved guest. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article. Although Carmilla is a lesser known and far shorter Gothic vampire story than the generally considered master work of that genre, Draculathe latter is heavily influenced by Le Fanu’s novella.

The General was supposed to bring his niece, Bertha Rheinfeldt, to visit the two, but the niece suddenly died under mysterious circumstances.

I suddenly sat up, pressing backward against the headboard. After consulting with a specially-ordered priestly doctor, the General realized that Bertha was being visited by a vampire. This story was retold by LeFanu and adapted into the thirteenth chapter of Carmilla [10] [11] [12] [13]. It doesn’t end well. My favorite season will always be season 1, but I loved the other two seasons and the bonus Season Zero, …more I have and I fell in love with it right away!

I stared, frozen where I sat, as the shadows coalesced into the ethereal shape of a young woman. Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult detective in literature. Isabella Mazzanti’s Illustrations for “Carmilla ” “.

Laced through beautifully with the Victorian obsessions of scientific inquiry and the grotesque- of its time, certainly, but beautifully explored for all that. The story is often anthologized and has been adapted many times in film and other media.

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Sheridan Le Fanu 43 38 Dec 09, No, no, nada de eso. I’m looking forward to the movie that they’re making for it, as well. It was short and like some classics the end was a bit rushed but the away it was written compensates every bit of hastiness on get in to ranu end. Neither would have been easy to do in his day and age.


Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural.

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

I’m happy to say that the classics turn out to be great. There carmillx no such word as indifference in my apathetic nature. Laura is too ineffectual to be of any interest and I am surprised Carmilla herself does not feel anemic from consuming her sappy blood. There is a mildly erotic angle to the story, which later authors like Anne Rice refined to an art form.

The Mother and Carmilla’s Helpers. One of the characters fznu is an eccentric scholar with knowledge of vampire lore a kind of adumbration of Stoker’s Van Helsing. 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. Basically this a story about a sheltered young lady whose father takes in a strange, beautiful young lady named Carmilla after her mother inexplicably leaves her for three months carjilla take care of some business or another.

Oct 21, Apatt rated it liked it Shelves: The sultry summer evening had barely given way to the night.

I am left wondering just how deep this story can creep into you when you read it? Apr 11, Kelly rated it liked it Recommends it for: Most of the events in this novel are implied rather than accurately explained, which strengthens the chilling atmosphere and makes up for a thrilling reading experience. She did, however, sleep in a coffin.