Vampires: Back in Time to the First Darkness - The Original Stories

by Watkins

Watkins Publishing | August 22, 2013 | Hardcover |

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Here come the creatures of the night, in eight timeless tales of horror that have terrified generations and inspired the recent flowering of vampire literature. Discover classics of the genre, such as John Polidori''s The Vampyre (written by Lord Byron''s physician) and Carmilla, the novella that inspired Bram Stoker''s Dracula and provoked a scandal with its lesbian undercurrent. This fascinating collection also features Johann Ludwig Tieck, Sheridan LeFanu, Guy de Maupssant, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (and his beloved detective, Sherlock Holmes), E.F. Benson, and Stoker himself, with “Dracula''s Guest"--believed to be the original first chapter of his novel, excised by the publisher.
 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 4.72 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: August 22, 2013

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780280165

ISBN - 13: 9781780280165

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Vampires: Back in Time to the First Darkness - The Original Stories

by Watkins

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 Pages, 4.72 × 7.09 × 0.79 in

Published: August 22, 2013

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1780280165

ISBN - 13: 9781780280165

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Here come the creatures of the night, in eight timeless tales of horror that have terrified generations and inspired the recent flowering of vampire literature. Discover classics of the genre, such as John Polidori's "The Vampyre" (written by Lord Byron's physician) and "Carmilla," the novella that inspired Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and provoked a scandal with its lesbian undercurrent. This fascinating collection also features Johann Ludwig Tieck, Sheridan LeFanu, Guy de Maupssant, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (and his beloved detective, Sherlock Holmes), E.F. Benson, and Stoker himself, with "Dracula's Guest"--believed to be the original first chapter of his novel, excised by the publisher.

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Here come the creatures of the night, in eight timeless tales of horror that have terrified generations and inspired the recent flowering of vampire literature. Discover classics of the genre, such as John Polidori''s The Vampyre (written by Lord Byron''s physician) and Carmilla, the novella that inspired Bram Stoker''s Dracula and provoked a scandal with its lesbian undercurrent. This fascinating collection also features Johann Ludwig Tieck, Sheridan LeFanu, Guy de Maupssant, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (and his beloved detective, Sherlock Holmes), E.F. Benson, and Stoker himself, with “Dracula''s Guest"--believed to be the original first chapter of his novel, excised by the publisher.
 

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The most famous fictional detective in the world is Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. However, Doyle was, at best, ambivalent about his immensely successful literary creation and, at worst, resentful that his more "serious" fiction was relatively ignored. Born in Edinburgh, Doyle studied medicine from 1876 to 1881 and received his M.D. in 1885. He worked as a military physician in South Africa during the Boer War and was knighted in 1902 for his exceptional service. Doyle was drawn to writing at an early age. Although he attempted to enter private practice in Southsea, Portsmouth, in 1882, he soon turned to writing in his spare time; it eventually became his profession. As a Liberal Unionist, Doyle ran, unsuccessfully, for Parliament in 1903. During his later years, Doyle became an avowed spiritualist. Doyle sold his first story, "The Mystery of the Sasassa Valley," to Chambers' Journal in 1879. When Doyle published the novel, A Study in Scarlet in 1887, Sherlock Holmes was introduced to an avid public. Doyle is reputed to have used one of his medical professors, Dr. Joseph Bell, as a model for Holmes's character. Eventually, Doyle wrote three additional Holmes novels and five collections of Holmes short stories. A brilliant, though somewhat eccentric, detective, Holmes employs scientific methods of observation and deduction to solve the mysteries that he investigates. Although an "amateur" private detective, he is frequently called upon by Scotland Yard for assistance. H
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