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Llibro a shipment of restored heirloom paintings arrives, Laura finds a portrait of her ancestor, Mircalla, Countess Karnstein, dated And I’m happy I did. It also seemed a bit too short – I think the story could have been developed a bit further. She wore a light diaphanous gown.

No puedes imaginarte lo celosa que estoy de ti. My heart thudded in my chest. The clues to the real nature of Carmilla are elegant and stylish but too evident for any reader familiar with vampire-related similar books, movies, TV series, etc Archived from the original on He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Not only does this premise introduce an interesting development – seldomly could it have been possible to find a female character in such astonishing circumstances in the 19th el – but also does the author prove himself to be far ahead of his time, including several homosexual allusions and thus being one of the first cagmilla of his time to do so.

James described Le Fanu as “absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories”. Mar 04, Councillor rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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 to take care of some business or another.


There is no such word as indifference in my apathetic nature.

Half the story comes through dialogue, which I found sheridzn confusing and crippling for the pace. The sultry summer evening had barely given way to the night. As the death toll mounted, the presence of a vampire would quickly become obvious. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater Group”. How jealous I am you cannot know.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Upon arriving at Karnstein, the General asks a woodman where he can find the tomb of Mircalla Karnstein. First published as a serial in The Dark Blue —72the story 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.

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 Update: Consequently, confusion has arisen relating the pictures to the plot.

Nov 03, Char rated it really liked it Shelves: Shortly thereafter, these two find themselves with a very mysterious guest following a carriage accident just outside the confines of their palatial home. Everyone knows Carmilla is a vampire story.

She sat down beside me, gently picking up my left arm with her cool hands. 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.

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Its horrible lust for living blood supplies the vigor of its waking existence. During Carmilla’s stay, Laura has nightmares of a large cat-like beast entering her room.


Illustration from The Dark Blue by D. After consulting with a specially-ordered priestly doctor, the Vanu realized that Bertha was being visited by a vampire. After getting into goodreads universe, back inI’ve kept reading about Carmillathe vampire before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Carmilla.

Le Fanu doesn’t quite get to the point of hanging a sign, written in fresh blood around Carmilla’s neck proclaiming, “I am a vampire, and I am here to kill you. The story is often anthologized and has been adapted many times in film and other media.

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She sometimes makes romantic advances towards Laura. Apr 08, Nayra. The characterization of the eponymous Carmilla is quite well done, even when she is passing herself off as a girl she is creepy and charismatic. There are multiple even EDIT Updating to 4 stars for persistent impact and memorability of the story But, man, is it ever flowery in its telling. A bell rang in the distance, a muffled warning – ignored and discarded in the face of her needs. Still, the novella is too short to outstay its welcome and I kind of enjoyed it; not exactly a ringing endorsement, but it is in the public domain so you may as well give it sheridsn shot!