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Varney the Vampire James Malcolm Rymer

Varney the Vampire

James Malcolm Rymer

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ISBN : 9780979587153
Paperback
812 pages
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After 100 years of neglect, the potboiler Penny Dreadful Varney The Vampire- or, The Feast of Blood returns in this innovative critical edition to entertain a whole new generation of readers. Sold for a penny a chapter on the streets of London inMoreAfter 100 years of neglect, the potboiler Penny Dreadful Varney The Vampire- or, The Feast of Blood returns in this innovative critical edition to entertain a whole new generation of readers. Sold for a penny a chapter on the streets of London in 1845, Varney the Vampire is a milestone of Vampire fiction, yet ignored and overlooked for nearly 100 years, until now!The Critical Edition of Varney the Vampire- or, The Feast of Blood includes:· A critical introduction about the Penny Dreadful Press and the lore of the Mid 19th Century Vampire· Over 200 notes explaining references, historical information, and corrections to the text· A variety of 19th century essays explaining the horrors and dangers of (gasp!) reading Penny Dreadfuls· Contemporary critical essays on James Malcolm Rymer and his most famous Penny Dreadfuls: Varney the Vampire and Sweeney Todd· Four additional early Penny Dreadfuls detailing insanity, family cannibalism, torture gone wrong, and other bedtime stories· A readers guide· Reproductions of the original woodcut illustrations