Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood
By Thomas Preskett Prest
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Set during the reign of King George II, this gruesome tale concerns the persecution of the Bannerworth family by Sir Francis Varney: a vampire who has developed the habit of creeping into the Bannerworth home and sucking the blood of their daughter, Flora. Varney is presented sympathetically, a victim of circumstances as he tries to save himself, and his victims, from such dreadful acts.
Thomas Preskett Prest (1810-1859)
Thomas Preskett Prest was a British writer, journalist and musician. A prolific producer of penny dreadfuls he is best known for co-creating the character Sweeney Todd, who first appeared in the penny dreadful The String of Pearls. He wrote one of the earliest examples of vampire fiction, Varney the Vampire.
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26 Nov 2015
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