BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE MARRYAT PDF
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Blood of the Vampire by Florence Marryat. Brenda Hammack Goodreads Author Introduction. Miss Harriet Hlood, daughter of a mad scientist and a voodoo priestess, comes of age and leaves her home in Jamaica for the first time, travelling to Europe.
Beautiful and talented, Harriet will gain the affections of many of the men and women she meets and a bright future seems assured for tye. But there is something strange about Harriet. Everyone she gets close to seems Miss Vampir Brandt, daughter of a mad scientist and a voodoo priestess, comes of age and leaves her home in Jamaica for the first time, travelling to Europe. Everyone she gets close to seems to sicken or die. Doctor Phillips has a gampire Are the misfortunes that seem to follow Harriet merely coincidence?
Or is she really afflicted with the curse of the vampire?
The Blood of the Vampire
One of the strangest novels by the prolific Florence Marryat”The Blood of the Vampire” was the “other vampire novel” ofappearing the same year as “Dracula.
This edition includes the unabridged text of the exceedingly rare first edition and a new introduction by Brenda Hammack. Paperbackpages. Published June 4th by Valancourt Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Blood of the Vampireplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Blood of the Vampire. Lists with This Book. Vampirr 30, Nancy Oakes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another excellent Valancourt reprint — I’ve been so lucky in my choices with this publisher that I shouldn’t be amazed, but I am every time I pick up one their books.
To say I was mildly surprised and very marrat with this book pf an understatement.
Although it came out in the same year that Stoker published his novel Dracula, the titular vampire in this story doesn’t bite anyone in the neck, nor is there any bloodletting or bloodsucking here.
As I generally do with any 4. As I generally do with any new author or at least anyone new to meI went into this novel with zero expectations and quickly realized that while marryah are definitely commonalities between the two, Marryat’s book is vastly different. And vaampire really, really good, feeding my need for that perfect blending of truly dark and literary fiction that I crave.
It’s also another one of those books about which dissertations th be written because of what’s going on underneath the surface. In short, it’s probably not for everyone, but it’s right up my alley.
I will say that it’s not the sort of thing I’d recommend to someone who wants the standard sort of vampire-horror novel. Au vammpire, it’s something I’d definitely recommend to anyone like me who is fascinated by Victorian society and how it is captured in literature, most especially by women of the time.
Lovely book — sending me after more of Marryat’s work. View all 3 comments. Aug 02, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: Oh god this is so excellent.
Granted, Marryat has her moments when the prose isn’t sparkling “‘The what,’ said Elinor Leyton ungrammatically” springs to mind in particularmarryah it’s an intriguing tale with a very interesting lead female character, and I don’t know why more people haven’t read this book. Please check it out! Sep 03, Muriel Schwenck rated it it was amazing. Harriet is an orphan, who is desparate for friendship and affection. She has an insensitivesensual, selfish, greedy and needy nature.
Early in the book, there is a description of her eating so greedily in a restaurant, that one character describes her as “Feeding like a cormorant.
She is blessed with great physical beauty and plenty of money. There are some descriptions of her background and early life which might seem racist, Vampjre i Great melodrama. There are some descriptions of her background and early life which might seem racist, Harriet is pretty brutal in her own descriptions, and really shocks other bloof.
It is not the races that are the problems, but hte the individuals actually do that is the problem. As the story progresses, racial things are not as important to the main characters.
It is the supposed hereditary behavior which is the big problem. Is Harriet a psychological vampire with fatal effects? Or just a really high maintenance friend and girlfriend?
Is the trail of fatalities she leaves in her wake a series of unfortunate coincidence or a sign of her literally fatal attraction?
The intro is thhe of psychology, feminist theory and such.
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Fine reading for additional ideas, but way too much input before reading this story for the og time. Just enjoy the novel first. Just the other day I was reminded of an essay about Fanny Price in which she is described as being an emotional vampire for sucking the life out of those around her. Now here I am reading Blooe Blood marryaat the Vampire and starting to think that there is something to that phrase, emotional vampire.
Harriet seems to drain the life out of her companions just by her presence. This is an interesting take on vampirism vampide I’m excited to read more. Just finished this book and it is an interesting take on Va Just the other day I was reminded of an essay about Fanny Price in which she is described as being an emotional vampire for sucking the life out of those around her. Just finished this book and it is an interesting take on Vampire mythology.
I can only wonder how different Buffy and Twilight might have been if Florence Marryat’s vampire had been the one adopted into pop culture history.
There is no blood in this tale, at least not in the traditional horror genre way. The Blood here refers to inherited traits, genetics and the idea that blood will out. Harriet Brandt is a vampire. She sucks the life out of those around her, but she does it through her sheer emotional intensity. The taint of her blood has to do glood racial purity and Victorian morality. But yes, there is a bat.
Nov 14, Max rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a great book. Although the cover and title lead me to expect a horror story in the vein of the novel’s contemporary, Dracula, The Blood of the Vampire is much more like a romance novel in the vein of Jane Austen with a supernatural horror element added in. The protagonist, Harriet Brandt, is a psychic vampire who absorbs energy from the people she’s closest too, and this does lead to a certain amount of horror, but it is not the entire focus of the plot.
Much of the story is concerned w This was a great maryrat. Much of the story is concerned with Harriet coming into her own as a member of society and trying to navigate the difficult world of upperclass Britain while finding love and happiness.
She does leave awful things in her wake thanks to her cursed blood, but the novel is surprisingly sympathetic towards her. The secondary characters are all quite well written and interesting. These include Margaret Pullen, a loving mother, her soon-to-be-sister-in-law Elinor Leyton, who’s rather aloof for much of the novel, and the absolutely fascinating Baroness who is marryta and yet compelling.
There are also fun male characters, especially the feminist, socialist, and all around forward-thinking Anthony Pennell. The romance in the novel is cute and well done, while the horror I felt at Harriet’s inescapable condition was also quite deep and enjoyable. Over all, I really enjoyed this book, and I hope that it will begin to be less obscure, since I think other people would like it as well.
This novel was first published in — yes, the same year as Dracula. Readers may well find the poisonously racist views expressed by the old doctor, tge, I think, is intended to be a fairly sympathetic character more chilling than the suggestions of vampirism and end up with a good deal of sympathy for the most unwilling vampire Harriet Brandt, with her sad heritage.
Apart from her unfortunate tendency to cause the death of anyone she is fond of she is blamed by the other characters for havin This novel was first published in — yes, the same year as Dracula. Apart from her unfortunate tendency to cause the death of anyone she is fond of she is blamed by the other characters for having a te appetite for food, and for being sexually attractive — and the author seems, implicitly, to be blaming her as well.
Well worth reading as a companion to ‘Dracula. Jun 25, Ereck rated it really liked it. Brenda Hammack’s historicist introduction and critical bibliography — best read as an afterword, just as the initial footnote recommends– are illuminating and balanced: Nov 11, Debra Manskey rated it really liked it.
Wonderful Gothic vampire fiction that I re-read for uni.
blpod The language is a little dated but the tensions, class and gender distinctions are all to me well handled. Highly recommended to anyone who’s interested in vanpire fiction. Oct 07, Juliana rated it it was ok Shelves: Nov 08, Leaf Album rated it liked it.
I was expecting something original but alas it fell into the typical gothic trope fest half way through. The first half was very good while falling flat toward the end.
Sad to see the author just cop out and say “well screw it let’s just end this in the most gothic way possible.