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Varney the Vampyre: or, The Feast of Blood, Part 1 James Malcolm Rymer

Varney the Vampyre: or, The Feast of Blood, Part 1

James Malcolm Rymer

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ISBN : 9780486228440
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480 pages
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Before there was Dracula, there was Varney the Vampyre, the most famous of the sensational penny dreadfuls issued by Victorian-era publishers. Printed anonymously in serial form in 1847, these gripping tales recount the exploits of a deathlessMoreBefore there was Dracula, there was Varney the Vampyre, the most famous of the sensational penny dreadfuls issued by Victorian-era publishers. Printed anonymously in serial form in 1847, these gripping tales recount the exploits of a deathless creature with an insatiable appetite for blood. A succession of exciting episodes chronicle the horrible fates of Varneys victims as well as the terrifying experiences of the band of comrades sworn to destroy the vampire.Varney the Vampyre not only thrilled countless eager readers but also established many of the conventions and ideas associated with vampirism.Scarcely any copies of the original edition survive, yet this legendary feast of blood continues to captivate readers with its inexplicable deaths, impossible escapes, revivifications, and graveyard rituals. This volume is the second of a two-book set, both of which feature many atmospheric woodcut illustrations.Dover (2015) republication of the edition published by E. Lloyd Salisbury Square, London, 1847.