An edition of Carmilla (1871)

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An edition of Carmilla (1871)

Carmilla

  • 3.82 ·
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  • 250 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading
  • 56 Have read

Carmilla is an 1872 Gothic novella by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu and one of the early works of vampire fiction, predating Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) by 26 years. First published as a serial in The Dark Blue (1871–72),[1][2] the 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). The character is a prototypical example of the lesbian vampire, expressing romantic desires toward the protagonist. The novella notably never acknowledges homosexuality as an antagonistic trait, leaving it subtle and morally ambiguous. The story is often anthologised, and has been adapted many times in film and other media.

Publish Date
Publisher
Logos
Language
Italian
Pages
101

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Cover of: Carmilla
Carmilla
Apr 01, 2017, Ulverscroft Softcover
Cover of: Carmilla
Carmilla
2015, Logos
in Italian
Cover of: Carmilla
Carmilla: A Critical Edition
2013, Syracuse University Press
in English
Cover of: Carmilla
Carmilla
April 30, 2006, Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo Library
Paperback in English
Cover of: Carmilla
Carmilla
2003-11-7, Project Gutenberg
in English
Cover of: Carmilla
Carmilla
1971, Scholastic Book Services
Cover of: Carmilla
Carmilla
1871, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
in English

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Modena

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.8

The Physical Object

Pagination
101. [1] p.
Number of pages
101

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL32083873M
Internet Archive
carmilla0000lefa
ISBN 10
8857607771
ISBN 13
9788857607771
OCLC/WorldCat
935682669

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Upon a paper attached to the Narrative which follows, Doctor Hesselius has written a rather elaborate note, which he accompanies with a reference to his Essay on the strange subject which the MS. illuminates.
added anonymously.
Sometimes after an hour of apathy, my strange and beautiful companion would take my hand and hold it with a fond pressure, renewed again and again; blushing softly, gazing in my face with languid and burning eyes, and breathing so fast that her dress rose and fell with the tumultuous respiration. It was like the ardor of a lover; it embarrassed me; it was hateful and yet over-powering; and with gloating eyes she drew me to her, and her hot lips traveled along my cheek in kisses; and she would whisper, almost in sobs, “You are mine, you shall be mine, you and I are one for ever.” Then she had thrown herself back in her chair, with her small hands over her eyes, leaving me trembling.
added by Araucaima.
En ciertas ocasiones, después de una hora de apatía, mi extraña y bella compañera me tomaba la mano, reteniéndola en la suya con un apretón amoroso, que repetía una y otra vez, mientras se ruborizaba levemente y me miraba con sus lánguidos y encendidos ojos, emitiendo gemidos con tanta rapidez que su vestido subía y bajaba al ritmo de su tumultuosa respiración. Fue como el ardor de un amante. Me avergonzaba. Era odioso, y sin embargo se apoderaba de mí. Con una expresión de regodeo, me atraía hacia ella y sentí sus cálidos labios corriendo por mis mejillas mientras ella susurraba, casi en sollozos:

—Tú eres mía, serás mía, tú y yo somos una para siempre.
added by Araucaima.

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