Vita Mors, In Morte Vita In Life, Death In Death, Life The Particular Gift Of Countess Addhema Was To Be Reborn Beautiful And Young Every Time She Could Apply To The Hideous Bareness Of Her Skull A Living Head Of Hair, A Scalp, Torn From The Head Of A Living Victim This Was Why Her Tomb Was Full Of The Skulls Of Young Women Ren Recoiled In Horror At The Sight Of His Mistress Restored To Her Real Condition The Cadaver Of An Old Woman, Fleshless, Cold, Download Epub Format Ô La Vampire PDF by ì Paul Féval père Totally Bald And Already Turning To Dust After , It Would Be A Long Time Before Any Other Writer Contrived A Vampire As Perversely Charismatic As Addhema She Is Really Three Vampires In One She Is, First And Foremost, The Vampire As Libido Run Wild, But She Is Certainly The Vampire As Gold Digger Too, And She May Well Have Something Of The Vampire As Muse To Complete Her Mystique Brian Stableford Paul F Val Was The Author Of Numerous Popular Swashbuckling Novels And One Of The Fathers Of The Modern Crime Thriller Brian Stableford Has Published Than Fifty Novels And Two Hundred Short Stories The Vampire Countess Was Written InForty Years Before Bram Stoker S Dracula And Is One Of Three Classic Vampire Stories Also Available From Black Coat Press à La Vampire ¶ The goriest details of the story are mostly left to the imagination The story then it s as terrifying as the imagination of the reader with some subtle clues from the author to guide it I think the methodology used by the vampire to steal the force of life from her victims is one of the most original ideas about vampires that I have ever read The vampire is this incredibly beautiful young woman that brings darkness wherever she goes All the shadows she casts are unnoticed at first and her appearance seems to dazzle everyone around her in such a way, that she is free to commit monstrous acts without being caught on time. As interesting as the story is, I think there is an underlying misogynistic message because all the traits that make the vampire beautiful are used to I need diversions from real life. this 1855 French vampire novel should do it Feval wrote about seventy novels Mostly outrageous pulpy stuff about diabolical criminal masterminds. J ai achet le livre dans un salon litt raire, directement la maison d dition On me l a vendu comme le vrai, le premier livre sur les vampires, crit en 1865, 30 ans avant le livre de Bram Stroker On oublie parfois que le fait d tre le premier ne garantit pas le talent, et ici c est le cas La Vampire est un livre moyen qui a mal vieilli Dracula de Bram Stroker est un classic que continue plaire toutes les nouvelles g n rations. In vita mors, in morte vita in death, life in life, death is the motto of the beautiful Countess Addhema, the vampire countess. If you are interested in early vampire literature, then this book is a must It is not your Dracula type of vampire There is also a sub plot about an assassination attempt on Napoleon There is supernatural and horror throughout the novel and to me, an almost Dumas flavor of storytelling I am glad I have read this novel, I discovered a new vampire novel and author I would like to thank The Gothic Wanderer blog for bringing this novel to me attention. True horror fiction from the Romantic period, interlaced with comedy F val does not dwell on gruesome details, but rather on psychology, and the chilling story of those trampled by the forces of evil. Although there are many comic elements, the tale is essentially a tragedy, and bad things happen to good people Like Joss Whedon, F val is unafraid of causing characters you care about to experience pointless suffering and death You have been warned. Although F val reveals his familiarity with the classic blood drinking vampire in an early chapter, this vampire is not of that ilk There are similarities the theme of death in life and life in death for example This vampire clearly subsists by devouring the life force of others The tone of seduction
About The Author
Paul Féval père
Paul F val fils.Paul Henri Corentin F val, p re, 1816 1887 was the author of popular swashbucklers, such as Le Loup Blanc 1843 and the perennial best seller Le Bossu 1857 He also penned the seminal Knightshade, The Vampire Countess and Vampire City His greatest claim to fame was as one of the fathers of the modern crime thriller Because of its themes and characters, his novel Jean Diable 1862 can claim to be the world s first modern detective novel His masterpiece was Les Habits Noirs 1863 75 , a criminal saga written over a twelve year period comprised of seven novels After losing his fortune in a financial scandal, F val became a born again Christian, stopped writing crime thrillers, and began to write religious novels, sadly leaving the tale of the Black Coats uncompleted.