Carmilla, Deluxe Edition: The cult classic that inspired Dracula (Hardcover)
Published in 1872, "Carmilla" is the Sapphic vampire novel that predates Bram Stoker's "Dracula". Set in an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, Laura lives alone with her ailing father and servants until Carmilla--a beautiful and enchanting stranger--crashes onto the moonlit scene. A must-read for lovers of the gothic cannon.— From Carmilla, Deluxe Edition: The cult classic that inspired Dracula by Sheridan Le Fanu
Steeped in the sexual tension between two young women, this is a beautiful, brand-new edition of the original cult classic which influenced Dracula and all the vampire stories that followed, including Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.
In an isolated castle deep in the Austrian forest, teenaged Laura leads a solitary life with only her father, attendant and tutor 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 entrancing new companion, one defined by mysterious happenings and infused with an implicit but undeniable eroticism. As Carmilla becomes increasingly strange and volatile, prone to eerie nocturnal wanderings, Laura finds herself tormented by nightmares and growing weaker by the day...