Carmilla eBook ✓ Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • Carmilla
  • J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • English
  • 07 October 2016
  • 9780809510832

10 thoughts on “Carmilla

  1. Alejandro Alejandro says:

    Bloody relevant to read BEFORE DRACULA THERE WAS But to die as lovers may to die together so that they may live together This is a very important book in historic sense in the genre of vampire reading due that it was published 25 years before than Dracula Also it presented lesbian situations easily one of the first open mentions of the topic in literatureSo it was a pioneer book in two subjects Vampires and Lesbian literatureSome may wonder how it was possible to publish a book with lesbian issues in 1872Joseph Sheridan Le Fanú was ingenious in that since when he was asked about he just replied that it wasn't a homosexual situation since Carmilla was a vampire and due that it was a creature without sexual genreSneaky devil this Le FanuOf course that was a trick by the author but it worked since the book didn't have any trouble to be published in those times when there was a extremely close minded attitudeAnd certainly the importance of the book to the eventual sucess of Bram Stoker's novel was fundamentalWithout Carmilla there weren't Dracula and due that maybe there weren't a vampire sub genre in the horror books that now it's one of the strongest subjects in modern paranormal literature BRITISH GOTHIC Nevertheless life and death are mysterious states and we know little of the resources of either Le Fanú also was the father of the Gothic horror of Britain establishing the style of how that kind of literature would be written even on these daysMaybe the only trouble with Carmilla to be read by current readers is its form of mystery that it's impossible that anybody would pick nowadays this particular novel to read without the previous knowledge that Carmilla is a vampire and due that the reader felt like reading a mystery where one already knows the answer to the mysteryThe clues to the real nature of Carmilla are elegant and stylish but too evident for any reader familiar with vampire related similar books movies TV series etcIt's clear that Carmilla started all and the reality is that anybody else copied FROM it but sadly in many case readers find the book way after of being already too familiar with the general world of vampires diminishing the shock that the book could ever doHowever it's still an important book in literature history


  2. Jesse Jesse says:

    In many ways the antithesis of Dracula and if Stoker's novel disappointed me with its clean cut heterosexual male influenced dichotomies than le Fanu's novella is the flipside of the coin female centric homoerotic ambiguous and enigmatic and all in about a uarter of the length Here the vampire is not the withered evil Other but the beautiful sensuous stranger that is readily welcomed into home and heart becoming the double for the protagonist leading to a very different sense of horror the necessary destruction not of an enemy but a loved one perhaps even the self It's a really eerie beguiling little novella uncanny in a way that Dracula only is in brief flashes


  3. Meave Meave says:

    Poor Carmilla I guess there are only so many isolated noblemen's daughters you can devour before they start talking


  4. Nick Pageant Nick Pageant says:

    Best vampire story ever written Anyone who disagrees with me? It's on


  5. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Carmilla J Sheridan Le FanuCarmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and one of the early works of vampire fiction predating Bram Stoker's Dracula 1897 by 26 years First published as a serial in The Dark Blue 1871–72 the story is narrated by a young woman preyed upon by a female vampire named Carmilla later revealed to be Mircalla Countess Karnstein Carmilla is an anagram of Mircalla The story is often anthologized and has been adapted many times in film and other mediaتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و چهارم ماه ژوئن سال 2008 میلادی به زبان اصلیعنوان کارمیلا؛ نویسنده جوزف شریدان له فانو؛ برگردان هامون جعفرنژاد؛ مشهد، بوتیمار، 1394، در 125 ص؛ شابک 9786004040334؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان ایرلندی سده 19 مکارمیلا نام یکی از نخستین شخصیت‌های خون آشام ادبیات است این شخصیت، بر خلاف «دراکولا»، یک زن است، و البته جای یادآوری دارد، که رمان «دراکولا»، نوشته ی «برام استوکر»، پس از «کارمیلا» نوشته و منتشر شده است، بنابراین هستند کسانیکه میگویند «استوکر در نوشتن دراکولا از لی فانو تاثیر گرفته است» «کارمیلا» اشراف زاده ای نفرین شده است، او به خون آشامی‌ اشتغال دارد «کارمیلا» ظاهر یک دختر جوان زیبا را دارد، که زیبایی و معصومیتش، جذاب و گیراست دندان‌های نیش او، نه به اندازه ای که خیلی مشهود باشند، اما تا حد مشخصی، تیز هستند، تا نیمه شب، بتواند آن‌ها را در سینه ی قربانی فرو برده، و از خونش تغذیه کند «کارمیلا»، گاهی به طور ناگهانی، غیب میشود، و پس از مدتی، دوباره در محل غیب شدن خویش، دیده می‌شود او با شنیدن حرف‌های مذهبی، یا سرودهای کلیسایی، رو ترش می‌کند، و محل را ترک می‌کند «کارمیلا»، برای جذب قربانی، مدت‌ها زمان صرف می‌کند، تا به او نزدیک شود، و محبت بسیاری برای قربانی روا میدارد نقل از متن کتاب «در شبی مهتابی، پس از غروب کامل آفتاب، به بالای یکی از برج‌های کلیسا رفت، و از پنجره‌ اش قبرستان را زیر نظر گرفت لباسی از جنس کتان را، که پیشتر تا کرده بود، در کنار قبر قرار داد، و به سمت دهکده‌ ای به راه افتاد، تا طاعونش را بر سر اهالی آن فرود آورد؛ »، پایان نقل از متن کتاب ا شربیانی


  6. Ariel Ariel says:

    PRETTY AVERAGE I don't feel like I particularly learned anything It was a very monotone and non climactic Very uaint And the giant plot twist was spoiled for me i mean it'd be spoiled for anyone living in 2015 because it's SO OBVIOUS but I really feel that that spoilers shouldn't have the power to ruin a story but I really feel that all this book had was that one spoilerI still see merit in it don't get me wrong I read it for school and after intense studying I can see value in it but Goodreads is a place for personal opinion I think and I just found it very MEH


  7. Fabian {Councillor} Fabian {Councillor} says:

    With Dracula The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde some of the most famously recognized horror stories of the nineteenth century have been created yet only few people seem to know this little story which may have been the ultimate inspiration for Bram Stoker to write his popular novel Dracula Carmilla is an early vampire story laying the foundation of a genre which would see many other vampire tales in the upcoming years until the development recently culminated in the seemingly perfect picture of the attractive charming and oh so sexy vampire Le Fanu's tale only 100 pages long and perfect to read as a two hour long distraction during a Sunday afternoon may seem unoriginal and inferior compared to the huge stories listed in the beginning but looking closer at this it might be easier to realize that Carmilla is much than thatSet in a gothic atmosphere surrounding the Austrian castle home of the first person narrator eighteen year old Laura and her father Carmilla tells the story of a young lady who comes to visit them under mysterious circumstances with death and nightmares falling over the inhabitants of the castle and the vicinity soon Not only does this premise introduce an interesting development seldomly could it have been possible to find a female character in such astonishing circumstances in the 19th century but also does the author prove himself to be far ahead of his time including several homosexual allusions and thus being one of the first authors of his time to do so Most of the events in this novel are implied rather than accurately explained which strengthens the chilling atmosphere and makes up for a thrilling reading experienceLe Fanu's writing is anything but tiresome While the gothic influence can easily be recognized in the novel it feels like the writing could also have originated in modern days Slowly does the horror creep inside the pages and short chapters as well as fast paced scenes help the reader to hasten through those pages Apart from the dumb and rather annoying protagonist and the casual perhaps even lazy characterization Carmilla is a fascinating tale which should be read by everyone interested in the gothic horror genre and generally by horror readers


  8. Graeme Rodaughan Graeme Rodaughan says:

    Spooky Vampire Leaves Author Prostrated I can't get her out of my headAfter reading this book I am left frustrated and oddly underwhelmed and yet there is an undeniable and dare I say it 'uncanny' power to this story which is a mystery to meThe smartest character in the story is the antagonist who is not that smart who proceeds to charm and bamboozle an array of protagonists who are all very nice and not the least given to suspicion of othersThere are multiple events where the fact that Carmilla is a vampire is hinted at with growing strength up to and including the discovery of a perfect portrait painted in the dim past Le Fanu doesn't uite get to the point of hanging a sign written in fresh blood around Carmilla's neck proclaiming I am a vampire and I am here to kill you But he gets closeWith the characters stumbling about in their ignorance as the Vampire runs rings around them I was left imagining shooting fish in a barrel I found myself thinking what if a terrible blizzard arrived that shut up the Schloss for 3 days and especially 3 nights Leaving Carmilla alone with only the hero Laura our narrator her father the governess and the other staff without any hope of escape As the death toll mounted the presence of a vampire would uickly become obvious Laura would then be confronted with a need to make a decision of conseuence and take irrevocable action Something she really doesn't get much of a chance to doPassive characters especially if the narrator are frustratingOn the plus side the author has made an excellent stab at establishing the vampire genre He has also provided a clever subplot of lesbian love Neither would have been easy to do in his day and ageAlso the description of the actual vampire attacks is genuinely spooky and admirable writingWhile this book failed to excite me with it's general lack of pace and suspense It has deep ualities that many would appreciate Especially those with a taste for Creeping HorrorOn a decidedly UNCANNY personal note I had a dream an incredibly VIVID dream while reading this novel where I was visited by a magnetic alluring dark haired female vampire and I willing offered my arm to her Something that I have never done before in a dream What was also noteworthy was the experience of an abiding personal intimacy that accompanied the act of freely giving blood to sustain anotherThe sultry summer evening had barely given way to the night I had left the bedroom doors open to the balcony to allow a light breeze to circulate I lay back on the bed tossing and turning unable to sleep The house belonged to me I was its sole occupant but the loneliness of this house weighed heavily it was not a homeMoonlight cut through the room then it vanished for an instant A momentary shadow flitting through the doorway entering my bedroom and filling it with a pervasive sense of possession the room was no longer mineMy heart thudded in my chest I sat up suddenly pressing backward against the headboard There was someone in the room the feeling of Her presence was overwhelming but I couldn't see anyone there was no one thereThe shadows thickened at the end of my bed I stared frozen where I sat as the shadows coalesced into the ethereal shape of a young woman She wore a light diaphanous gown Her hair was lustrous black her skin pale like marble her eyes were large and dark her lips red full and slightly curved in a coy smileHer form solidified A faint perfume filled the air She seemed deeply familiar and yet I had never seen her before at least I had no memory of ever meeting her and I'm sure I would not have forgottenShe moved to her right floating lithe serene She was majestic and mesmerizing power beyond words was bound up in her gaze Her eyes glittered like black diamonds brilliant and hard I couldn't tear my eyes away from them even if I triedShe sat down beside me gently picking up my left arm with her cool hands She turned it over palm up I didn't resist I didn't want to I lifted my arm up and she lent forward A bell rang in the distance a muffled warning ignored and discarded in the face of her needs Needs I was a willing servant toMoonlight gleamed on her ivory fangs She leaned further in first kissing then licking finally biting A single drop of blood fell off my wrist dark against the white bed sheet She murmured in delight my heart beat hard in my chest but I stayed still unwilling to disturb her feastEverything was for herinspired by my dream while reading this bookI am left wondering just how deep this story can creep into you when you read it?


  9. Alex Alex says:

    Vampires are gay They've always been gay Twilight was literally the first vampire story that wasn't gay Unless it was? I don't know I didn't read it Dracula was our pioneering gay male vampire story Carmilla which predates it by some twenty years is our pioneering lesbian oneThe authors themselves are not always gay Bram Stoker was of course gayer than a guy who knows how to change the sheets on his bed but Sheridan Le Fanu the popular and terrific 1800s Gothic writer responsible for Carmilla seems like a cousin fucker but a straight one And this is if we're being honest lesbians of the nightgowns and swooning variety than the roommates who enjoy pants variety Roommates who enjoy pants is what they called them back then So this is lesbians by way of the male gaze and with uite a lot of Daddy Issues mixed in My hot daughter's hot friend keeps flouncing about in nightgowns is one way you could describe the plot view spoilerEventually I had to murder her naked body is how these things end they find her floating naked in a coffin full of blood by the way that's amazing and hide spoiler


  10. Carol Carol says:

    Here it is OCTOBER and I'm stumped at finding a good scary read so I reverted to the GR list of Best Horrorthen moved on to Best Gothic Books Of All Time and found this little gemWhile not scary CARMILLA is indeed an atmospheric well told story and one of the earliest works of vampire fiction First published in 1872 CARMILLA predates even DRACULA by than 25 yearsIt all begins with a creepy carriage misadventureis filled with phantasmagoria and endswell I'm not going to say but there is the slightest lesbian undertone to the tale that I found surprisingHighly recommend for a bit of mild gothic horror


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About the Author: J. Sheridan Le Fanu

MR James described Le Fanu as absolutely in the first rank as a writer of ghost stories Three of his best known works are Uncle Silas Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard