Varney the Vampire Or the Feast of Blood

Varney the Vampire  Or  the Feast of Blood

Sold for a penny a chapter on the streets of London in 1845, "Varney the Vampire" is a milestone of vampire fiction, yet ignored and overlooked for nearly 100 years.

Author: James Malcolm Rymer

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ISBN: 0979587158

Category: Fiction

Page: 812

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Sold for a penny a chapter on the streets of London in 1845, "Varney the Vampire" is a milestone of vampire fiction, yet ignored and overlooked for nearly 100 years.
Categories: Fiction

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire

The unprecedented success of the romance of "Varney the Vampyre," leaves the Author but little to say further, than that he accepts that success and its results as gratefully as it is possible for any one to do popular favours.

Author: Thomas Preskett Prest

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783736818897

Category: Fiction

Page: 1312

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The unprecedented success of the romance of "Varney the Vampyre," leaves the Author but little to say further, than that he accepts that success and its results as gratefully as it is possible for any one to do popular favours. A belief in the existence of Vampyres first took its rise in Norway and Sweden, from whence it rapidly spread to more southern regions, taking a firm hold of the imaginations of the more credulous portion of mankind.
Categories: Fiction

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire

Altogether it totals nearly 667,000 words. It is the tale of the vampire Sir Francis Varney, and introduced many of the tropes present in vampire fiction recognizable to modern audiences.

Author: James Malcolm Rymer

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066382056

Category: Fiction

Page: 1690

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Varney the Vampire; or, the Feast of Blood is a Victorian era serialized gothic horror story variously attributed to James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas PeckettPrest. It first appeared in 1845–1847 as a series of weekly cheap pamphlets of the kind then known as "penny dreadfuls". The author was paid by the typeset line, so when the story was published in book form in 1847, it was of epic length: the original edition ran to 876 double-columned pages and 232 chapters. Altogether it totals nearly 667,000 words. It is the tale of the vampire Sir Francis Varney, and introduced many of the tropes present in vampire fiction recognizable to modern audiences. It was the first story to refer to sharpened teeth for a vampire, noting "With a plunge he seizes her neck in his fang-like teeth." While ostensibly set in the early eighteenth century, there are references to the Napoleonic Wars and other indicators that the story is contemporary to the time of its writing in the mid-nineteenth century. Varney's adventures also occur in various locations including London, Bath, Winchester, Naples and Venice. Scholars like A. AsbjørnJøn have noted that Varney was a major influence on later vampire fiction, including the renowned novel Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker.
Categories: Fiction

Varney the Vampire or The Feast of Blood

Varney the Vampire or  The Feast of Blood

An often confusing book to follow, the story of Varney nonetheless had a lot of influence on modern vampire fiction.

Author: Thomas Preskett Prest

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781773560465

Category: Fiction

Page: 466

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An often confusing book to follow, the story of Varney nonetheless had a lot of influence on modern vampire fiction. Driven by the need for blood and for monetary gains, Varney loathes the situation he is in and over the course of the novel he is seen as a character of sympathy. Eventually Varney has to make a decision as to whether to live with his condition or make a more drastic decision.
Categories: Fiction

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire is a classic of the genre, and many of the elements of classic vampire lore originated in this sprawling, deliciously pulpy tale.

Author: James Malcolm Rymer

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775459842

Category: Fiction

Page: 1236

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The modern-day vampire story has its roots in an unlikely source: cheap paper pamphlets that were sold on street corners in Victorian England. Called "penny dreadfuls," these pamphlets strung out sensationalized tales over dozens – and sometimes even hundreds – of episodes. Varney the Vampire is a classic of the genre, and many of the elements of classic vampire lore originated in this sprawling, deliciously pulpy tale.
Categories: Fiction

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire

I liked reading a story the pre-dated Stoker's Dracula and seeing how much Stoker borrowed from this tale. The story itself develops the main characters and engages the reader with Varney's struggles.

Author: Thomas Preskett Prest

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1518787320

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Page: 794

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Varney the Vampire is over 220 chapters and is a piece of history. Before tv and melodramas apparently people entertained themselves with "penny dreadfuls" which were weekly published pamphlets of a story. This story appears to have gone on for four years. It is interesting for it's delivery mode and well written by today's standards (though that isn't a very high bar to exceed). I liked reading a story the pre-dated Stoker's Dracula and seeing how much Stoker borrowed from this tale. The story itself develops the main characters and engages the reader with Varney's struggles. I found myself hoping Varney (though a villian) would find some satisfaction. Despite the incredible length of the story, the narrative ends abruptly, but it does tie up loose ends.
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Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Sir Francis Varney is a late Byronic figure with his own sense of honor even if he is one of the undead, a state he often laments. What is striking about “Varney the Vampire” is not simply its development of the Byronic vampire into a ...

Author: William Patrick Day

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813153940

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories—from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite—have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.
Categories: Social Science

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire

Now our gratitude extends to Dr. Varma , whose indefatigable digging in the catacombs of literature has unearthed the unearthly blood - brother of all vampires . From this moment on , the names of Varney and Varma are inextricably ...

Author: Thomas Peckett Prest

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0079941514

Category: Vampires

Page: 868

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Categories: Vampires

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire

It first appeared in 1845-1847 as a series of weekly cheap pamphlets of the kind then known as ""penny dreadfuls"".It is the tale of the vampire Sir Francis Varney, and introduced many of the tropes present in vampire fiction recognizable ...

Author: Jamesx Malcolm Rymer

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ISBN: 9798590420148

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Page: 736

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"Varney the Vampire; or, the Feast of Blood is a Victorian era serialized gothic horror story variously attributed to James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest. It first appeared in 1845-1847 as a series of weekly cheap pamphlets of the kind then known as ""penny dreadfuls"".It is the tale of the vampire Sir Francis Varney, and introduced many of the tropes present in vampire fiction recognizable to modern audiences. It was the first story to refer to sharpened teeth for a vampire, noting "With a plunge he seizes her neck in his fang-like teeth.Poor health forced Flamsteed to leave school in 1662. He studied astronomy on his own and later (1670-74) continued his education at the University of Cambridge. In 1677 he became a member of the Royal Society. Ordained a clergyman in 1675, Flamsteed in 1684 received the income of the living of Burstow, Surrey. His report to the Royal Society on the need for a new observatory resulted in the founding (1675) of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, of which he was the first director (and hence astronomer royal). He found that he himself had to supply all the instruments at Greenwich, apart from a few gifts; he was forced to take private pupils to augment his income. A small inheritance from his father, who died in 1688, provided the means to construct a mural arc, a wall-mounted instrument for measuring the altitudes of stars as they passed the meridian."
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The Lure of the Vampire

The Lure of the Vampire

One of the most popular of the ' penny dreadfuls ' was Varney the Vampire by James Malcolm Ryder . Varney was a best - seller which ran to 108 instalments between the years 1845-47 when it was finally published as a novel .

Author: Milly Williamson

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764401

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

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This title explores the enduring myth of Dracula and vampires and just why it has remained so popular for so long.
Categories: Performing Arts