VARNEY THE VAMPIRE OR THE FEAST OF BLOOD...with a new introduction by E .F. Bleiler. but most likely authorship not established, not Thomas Peckett Prest James Malcolm Rymer.
VARNEY THE VAMPIRE OR THE FEAST OF BLOOD...with a new introduction by E .F. Bleiler.

VARNEY THE VAMPIRE OR THE FEAST OF BLOOD...with a new introduction by E .F. Bleiler.

New York: Dover Publications Inc., [1972]. Octavo, two volumes, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. paperback edition. Trade paperback format. Facsimile reprint of the famous penny dreadful first published in London in 1847 by E. Lloyd. Excellent introduction by Bleiler in which he provides some basic history of penny dreadfuls and makes a case that the author of the book was James Malcolm Rymer and not Thomas Peckett Prest. "A very long Victorian Gothic novel, unquestionably the most famous of the Lloyd bloods... A striking example of low-level popular fiction for the working classes (and adolescents) but not deserving of any praise." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1629. Baron (ed), Horror Literature 2-87. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-81. Bleiler (1978), p. 172. Reginald 14580. A fine set, unread. (16680). Item #16680

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