Varney the Vampire or, The Feast of Blood

Varney the Vampire or, The Feast of Blood

by Thomas Preskett Prest, James Malcolm Rhymer

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Overview

Set during the reign of King George II, this gruesome tale concerns the persecution of the Bannerworth family by Sir Francis Varney, a vampire who has developed the habit of creeping into the Bannerworth home and sucking the blood of their daughter, Flora. Varney is presented sympathetically, a victim of circumstances as he tries to save himself, and his victims, from such dreadful acts.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013825802
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 12/09/2011
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,015,714
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

The authorship of VARNEY THE VAMPIRE is unclear. The work has been attributed to Thomas Preskett Prest (c. 1810-1859) and James Malcolm Rhymer (1814-1889), two prolific 19th century British writers of "penny dreadfuls," highly popular and sensational works aimed at working-class audiences.

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