The Blood of the Vampire (Valancourt Classics) [Florence Marryat, Brenda Hammack] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Miss Harriet Brandt. The Blood of the Vampire, by Florence Marryat. Valancourt Books, originally published pp paperback. To say. Florence Marryat’s novel The Blood of the Vampire was published in , the same year as Dracula. It is possible that the publication of.

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The Blood of the Vampire

Laura rated it really liked it May 15, Much of the story is concerned with Harriet coming into her own as blpod member of society and trying to navigate the difficult world of upperclass Britain while finding love and happiness. Frederick Marryat Children of the The New Forestparticularly known for her sensational novels and her involvement with several celebrated spiritual mediums of the late nineteenth century.

This novel, published in the same year as Dracula, is also referred to as “the other vampire novel”. As I generally do with any 4.

oddly weird fiction: The Blood of the Vampire, by Florence Marryat

The promise of supernatural elements was another practically guaranteed win for this novel. During the s, she ran a school of Journalism and Literary Art. At the age of 43, Marryat entered the stage, taking a role in a drama she had blpod, Her World Against a Lie, in Another excellent Valancourt reprint — I’ve been so lucky in my choices with this publisher that I shouldn’t be vwmpire, but I am every time I pick up one their books.

I was expecting something original but alas maryrat fell into the typical gothic trope fest half way through. All different sorts of women, young and old, beautiful and ugly, rich and poor, powerful and powerless.

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Are the misfortunes that seem to follow Harriet merely coincidence? Refresh and try again. British author and actress, daughter of author Capt.

In short, it’s probably not for everyone, but it’s right up my alley. Aug 02, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hhe continued performing untilwhen she played Cassandra Doolittle in an operetta called The Dear Departed.

Tim rated it really liked it Jan 28, To put it concisely, this book is about slut-shaming more than anything else. Stay with the boring waters you are familiar with, this novel says.

Just finished this book and it is an interesting take on Vampire mythology. Is the trail of fatalities she leaves in her wake a series of unfortunate coincidence or a sign of her literally fatal attraction?

Marryat became active in the Society of Authors if, founded inand also began to breed bulldogs and terriers. Sep 03, Muriel Schwenck rated it it was amazing.

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To say I was mildly surprised and marrhat pleased with this book is an understatement. Please check it out! Lists with This Book. Her passionate and blooming sexual nature, which would be considered demure these days, is vilified as are all displays of affection.

I maeryat finish this book; had to read it for a class, but didn’t finish it due to the other reading material that was assigned to me. I am actually torn by this book.

The Blood of the Vampire by Florence Marryat

Firstly, because I managed to jarryat this one easily, while having attempted to read Dracula several times now, and have every time given mmarryat at some point halfway through because it just didn’t engage me. Well, this novel certainly did – it is grotesque, scandalous, posits some very problematic issues having to do with race, gender an This novel, published in the same year as Dracula, is also referred to as “the other vampire novel”.


Views Read Edit View history. Harriet Brandt is a vampire. The public found Marryat’s work accessible, and reviewers admitted the effectiveness of her “graphic, nervous, vital” style, but critics called her “cynical and ‘third-rate’, too dependent for her plots on ‘the stock in trade of fourth-rate solicitors'”. It is not the races that are the problems, but what the individuals actually do that is the problem.

Highly recommended to anyone who’s interested in genre fiction.

I am glad I hunted this book down, even if it wasn’t easy to find. In addition marryat this, it features several characters that are just deliciously bad, caricatures perhaps, but very well executed, and with enough of a kernel of reality to make one a little uncomfortable.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Paperbackpages. I enjoyed the different spin on the traditional vampire tale. Lauren rated vampird it was amazing Mar 06, 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.

This is an okay little story even if it’s a bit amateurish. View all 3 comments. Well worth reading as a companion to ‘Dracula. She sucks the life out of those around her, but she does it through her sheer emotional intensity. Wonderful Mardyat vampire fiction that I re-read for uni.