Penny Dreadful: Edward Pettit on Varney the Vampire
In his Book Reviews, Edward Pettit, The Philly Poe Guy, tells us, “Years ago I discovered Varney the Vampire, or the Feast of Blood, a penny dreadful from the Victorian age, the first full-length vampire novel in English (I’ve never discovered whether there were any vampire novels in other languages that predate it). My discovery was a…
Eyes Over Romania: Dracula Survives
Claudia Moscovici, via Literary Kicks, says, “As a native Romanian who is also a novelist, I’m very intrigued and, frankly, somewhat baffled by America’s obsession with vampires and the Dracula legend.” Read the entire article here, including Claudia’s list of five possible reasons we are fascinated by vampires, followed by some discussion.