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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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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.

I madryat say I agr This book was recommended to me by a lecturer last year and I have only just got around to reading it.

The Blood of the Vampire

It’s a good contrast to Vampirf and interestingly was published in the same year. Be the first to ask a question about The Blood of the Vampire. At the age of 43, Marryat entered the stage, taking a role in a drama she had written, Her World Against a Lie, in Dec 30, Nancy Oakes rated it it blooc amazing Shelves: But the best part of this edition is an essay at the end written by a doctor of the time about female masturbation.

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 vampiree of Jane Austen with a supernatural horror element added in.


Not to say that this prevented me from liking the novel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paperbackpages.

Her passionate and blooming sexual nature, which would be considered demure these mzrryat, is vilified as are all displays of affection. Marryat became active in the Society of Authorsfounded inand also began to breed bulldogs and terriers. Or is she really afflicted with the curse of the vampire? It is not the races that are the problems, but what the individuals actually do that is the blpod. Oh god this is so excellent.

Vlood seems to be good reasons for this book no longer being popular. They felt so threatened by their ability to emote and be sexual they had to write many novels vilifying them and elevating themselves.

Florence Marryat – Wikipedia

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. They just are born that way. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Now here I am reading The Blood of the Vampire and starting to think that there is something to that phrase, emotional vampire. Want to Read saving…. There are some descriptions of her yhe and early life which might seem racist, Harriet is pretty brutal in her own descriptions, and really shocks other thhe.

British author and actress, daughter of author Capt. They had eight children but divorced in ; later that year, Marryat wed Colonel Francis Lean.


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

Marry boring girls without passion who treat you coldly and prudishly because they are safe. This is an interesting take on vampirism and I’m excited to read marryqt.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This was – okay. I read this for my thesis. Another excellent Valancourt reprint — I’ve been so lucky in my choices with this publisher that I shouldn’t be amazed, but I jarryat every time I pick up one their books. The prickliness of their personalities made them uniquely human and added an authentic feel to the story. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 bloov those around her.

In short, it’s probably not for everyone, but it’s right up my alley. Is Harriet a psychological vampire with fatal effects? The first half was very good while falling flat oof the end.