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10 thoughts on “Varney the Vampire; or The Feast of Blood

  1. says:

    God my brain If you read this in the right mood it can be hilarious but this is one hell of a slog for something that bears little resemblance to modern vampires and doesn't have plot holes it has plot subways I'm not even

  2. says:

    Full title according to the cover of the first issue of this penny dreadful novel “Varney the Vampire or the Feast of Blood A Romance of Exciting Interest”First of all holy mother of long novels this was LON

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    I read this potboiler in this edition when I was an undergraduate a very very long time ago and have always had a yen to revisit it I was pleasantly surprised and very amused This facsimile reprint gives ample evidence of how little care was bestowed on the physical production of the novel it's the 1847 full length edition that's reproduced and it's just chock a block with bad chapter numbering and pagination not to me

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    Evokes gothic atmosphere maybe with three sentences overall the first chapter is alright Varney's interesting in theory as he's a sympathetic vampire and by far the only character who actually has a soul ha The others are like cardboard cutouts Not that there seems to be any logic to the story itself anyway Rymer either forgot ev

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    Very very poorly structured Would be better as a collection of short stories Was very bored after the second 'episode' Skipped a lot of it Backstory of vampire insufficiently developed If you want a backstory make it proper Ending unsatisfactor

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    I have to admit upfront that I didn’t finish this book I plan to someday but right now all I really want is to put as much distanc

  7. says:

    I read a free download and only because I'd heard it was perhaps the first genuine vampire novel from the early 19th century Nobody even seems to be sure who actually wrote it in those magazine serialized penny dreadful days of pay by the word OK it's bad It's really really really bad But if you can download it for free dip into it

  8. says:

    And so it ends and I'm thankfullDon't get me wrong it's an interesting story dotted with british humour but there's too much in it Well every

  9. says:

    It took me ages to finish this book which is reputedly longer than War and Peace Gone with the Wind combined Yet it's a rewarding slog if heavy going at times; one can see the vampire sub genre forming before one's eyes The book was originally published in weekly instalments as a Penny Dreadful and came out over a couple of years Clearly the

  10. says:

    I think I bought the Kindle edition of this for about a pound a while back and then forgot about it As I had a cold a few weeks ago I decided that I needed to read something that reuired minimal neural activity and picked this As I

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Summary Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Malcolm Rymer

Bannerworth Hall Hampshire Midnight Vampire or eBook #8608 The night is woken by screams from the bedroom of the beautiful and noble hearted Flora To their horror her family discover that she has been the victim of a murderous attack The Bannerworths are about to lose their home to pay the debts of their dead father The hunt is for his missing gold on but then they begin to have doubts about their repulsive hiss. I read this potboiler in this edition when I was an undergraduate a very very long time ago and have always had a yen to revisit it I was pleasantly surprised and very amused This facsimile reprint gives ample evidence of how little care was bestowed on the physical production of the novel it s the 1847 full length edition that s reproduced and it s just chock a block with bad chapter numbering and pagination not to mention chunks of type being banged out of alignment or knocked out altogether from the edges of what I presume were stereotype plates The proofreading could have used a bit of a boost too But the anonymous author s lamentable tendency to shift back and forth between present and past tense whenever he embarks on a scene setting atmospheric description notwithstanding this is actually not a bad writer we have here His vocabulary is extensive and correct he has a better ability to compose a complex sentence grammatically than about 90% of today s undergraduates and he has a fecundity of imagination eual to the task of padding out his chapters to the reuisite number of inches for the week s instalment Indeed had Varney the Vampire been closed out at the end of what is now Volume 1 around page 450 I would have claimed for it some higher ualities including an interesting suggestiveness about Varney s origins as a vampyre or indeed whether he really is a vampyre at all The lengthy story arc that of Varney s relations with the Bannerworth family only really tells us that Varney is convinced that his life is under some sort of charm and that he believes he has to prolong it periodically every few months by a little blood sucking from a young beautiful female no others need apply There is some considerable effort to give Varney an ambivalent moral status he is generous and charming and also the victim or potential victim of some really repugnant mob violence And the mysterious death and resurrection of which we eventually learn doesn t take place in typical vampire circumstances at all but is the experimental resurrection of a hanged criminal by a young doctorAfter the Bannerworth story arc is concluded the author who has already been falling back on expedients like nested supernatural tales that have nothing to do with the main narrative seems to run out of steam and he merely plays two to ten chapter variants on three scenarios the vampire is resuscitated from death by moonlight upon his corpse the vampire arrives in town and courts a respectable young lady in hopes of getting married and providing himself with a consistent source of blood or the vampire appears in some place of public resort like an inn and attacks a humble but beauteous young female in the middle of the night In either of the latter cases he is discovered sometimes by some character from the previous adventure and has to flee The settings are varied the most distant is a nunnery in Italy and the nature motives and habits of the proposed victims are varied along a spectrum from the sentimental to the broadly comic but any attempt at psychological subtlety pretty much goes out the window and as our author goes through the motions the rules of this author s vampire world seem to calcify young female victims only moonlight revives the corpse and the natural world conspires to ensure that the corpse finds itself in moonlight one wonders just how much this affected later readersauthors like Stoker In any case there are clear signs of relief I think towards the end when the author decides to wrap things up and gives Varney a serious case of depression and a suicidal impulse which results in his throwing himself into Vesuvius In the course of such a long tale there are some choices that are cause for giggles for the reader and uite possibly for the author The fact that while all the upper class young ladies have traditional Gothic heroine names like Flora Clare and Annabel all the lower class young ladies destined to be blood sucked are without fail named Mary certainly had me snorting The red shirts of the vampire world as it were Then there was in a late stage the appearance of a character named Dr Polidori or Pollidori both versions were used And I think maybe someone went to a performance of Macbeth because one of the few incidents that broke the tedious pattern of the second volume was a veritable calling together of a coven of vampires on Hampstead Heath of courseThere s something rather charming about the naively pre Freudian nature of Varney s vampirism or at least about the author s way of describing it We are told many times that it is the vampire s nature to seek out only young beautiful women which leaves the author in a bit of a bind if he also wants to follow up on the notion that taking someone s blood turns them into a vampire this author does that only once and then kills off the young lady vampire very uickly after one indirectly described feeding from a Mary before things get too dicey with any possible lesbian implications Far from making the sexfeeding connection the author from the vantage point of Varney s internal dialogue explicitly denies it Especially in this century with the current vampire mania being an explicit vehicle for the current younger generation s hormonal urges of all persuasions and orientations that the author could expect his readers not to make the connection is well rather sweet though of course irritatingly heterosexist etc etcI see there is a new edition of Varney the Vampyre that uneuivocally ascribes the authorship to James Malcolm Rymer an attribution strongly suggested but not fully insisted upon by EF Bleiler the editor of this late 70s facsimile reprint So perhaps some day I shall hunt down the latest edition and find out for now though it s been a lovely little return visit to a class of literature that occupied much of my time and thoughts during some of the happiest days of my life

review Varney the Vampire; or The Feast of Blood

Varney the Vampire; or The Feast of Blood

Ing new neighbour Sir Francis Varney who is so eager to purchase the hall and to marry the fair FloraTheir uest will take them Varney the ePUB #10003 from hall to charnel house and from village inn to deserted chancel Can the Bannerworths aided by Flora's fiance Charles Holland Charles's uncle Admiral Bell and the indomitable British Tar Jack Pringle defeat their terrible foe and can they decipher the strange le. Very very poorly structured Would be better as a collection of short stories Was very bored after the second episode Skipped a lot of it Backstory of vampire insufficiently developed If you want a backstory make it proper Ending unsatisfactory too Episodes repetitive and annoying I would say that it had a lot of potential in terms of psychologising the vampire but fails to live up to any of it

Summary Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ James Malcolm Rymer

Tter left by old Marmaduke Bannerworth that seems to promise so muchVarney the Vampyre is one of the greatest of the Victorian penny romances by one of its finest exponents the inimitable James Malcolm the Vampire or The Feast PDF Rymer First serialised between and it is one of the world's most enjoyable reads It is also the Vampire or PDFEPUB #196 one of the major sources for Stoker's later masterpiece Dracula.. And so it ends and I m thankfullDon t get me wrong it s an interesting story dotted with british humour but there s too much in it Well everything is in it All the clich s Dracula and Frankenstein sailors and pirates gambling and murder nightime stolling to shallow graves kidnapping lies and deceiving you name it But in the end all of these plot twists are too much and yes it does resemble a modern soap opera It s my first attempt at a penny dreadful novel not bad but not great either