Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Hardback Published on: 15/10/2020
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In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, Laura leads a solitary life with only her ailing father for company. Until one moonlit night, a horse-drawn carriage crashes into view, carrying an unexpected guest - the beautiful Carmilla. So begins a feverish friendship between Laura and her mysterious, entrancing companion. But as Carmilla becomes increasingly strange and volatile, prone to eerie nocturnal wanderings, Laura finds herself tormented by nightmares and growing weaker by the day...

Pre-dating Dracula by twenty-six years, Carmilla is the original vampire story, steeped in sexual tension and gothic romance.

  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • ISBN: 9781782275848
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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A perfect bite-size, gothic romance!
If you're intimidated by the tome of Dracula (Like I am) I HIGHLY suggested you try this wonderful little snippet of vampire romance. Typical classical-got... READ MORE
Imogen King
The Mother of all Vampires.
Carmilla is not the modern vampire origin story. Nor is Dracula. The infamous count arrived in print 26 years after the Countess, and owes quite a bit to h... READ MORE
A wonderful gothic vampire novella
A fabulous novella about a lonely girl Laura, who desperately wants a friend while she and her father live in a small castle in a remote town. Unfortunatel... READ MORE
Vix Hill
I was looking forward to reading this. But quickly remembered just how much reading work is needed to wade through the laborious sentence structure which i... READ MORE
Petra Redmond
Yep, it is better than Dracula
I am about half way through Dracula and having begun the book absolutely ecstatic about it, it massively slows down after the initial chapters and I lost i... READ MORE
Analogue Holly
The Mother of all Vampires
Dracula might be the "Big Daddy" that everybody knows, but for me, this is THE vampire tale to top them all. Similarly to Dracula, it is by an Irish autho... READ MORE