Mystery surrounds Maud Ruthyn in this quintessential gothic novel. Her melancholy father forbids her to ask or inquire anything concerning his misfortunate brother - Silas. From what she can gather, Silas was once a handsome, ambitious young man, but in his later years, he shrank into obscurity. Why? And why is Maud's governess, Madame de la Rougerre, so curious about her father's will? Why is she so cruel?
Laura and her father live a quiet life in their remote castle in the dense forests Styria. It is a solitary existence for young Laura, who has no companionship except for her governess and the occasional visits of neighbouring gentry. Into this lonely life comes the mysterious house guest, Carmilla. Slowly Laura falls under Carmilla's spell. Whilst she is both attracted and repulsed by Carmilla, she seems unable to find the energy to resist her.
Some of the greatest ghost stories of all time, here to send chills down your spine.
Carmilla is a vampire novella by J. S. LeFanu published more than twenty years before Stoker's Dracula. In this chilling tale, a young English girl growing up in an isolated castle is preyed upon by a seductive female vampire.
"Amazing book. Amazing reader."
This collection of stories brings together the writings of some of the greatest authors of all time and contrasts ghost stories of different lands and languages.
This third and final collection of Classic Ghost Stories contains these chillers: "Mr. Justice Harbottle" by Joseph Sheridan Lefanu; "The Seventh Man" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; "Some Haunted Houses" by Ambrose Bierce; "Miss Dulane and My Lord" by Wilkie Collins; and more.
Three centuries of bloodsucking, evil vampires are presented to a modern audience in Favorite Vampire Stories: Tales with Bite - Volume 2, a second collection of "classic" vampire short stories. Let your blood run cold as you listen to stories of Victorian vampires, 20th-century vampires, and 21st-century vampires presented by a variety of authors, including noted vampirologist Leslie Ormandy. Ormandy's modern vampires attend college, party in Time Square on New Year's Eve, and haunt the "Gloaming."
"Even better than the first set."
Joseph Sheridan LeFanu was one of the major figures of 19th centrury supernaturalism. He helped move supernaturalist fiction away from the Gothic's emphasis on external sources of terror and toward a focus on the effects of terror, thus helping to create the psychological basis for supernaturalist and horror lit that continues today.
"Review of Carmilla & Green Tea"