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The House of the Vampire

By: George Sylvester Viereck
Published By: Double9 Books
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The House of the Vampire is an early classic in its genre and one of the first psychic vampire novels of its time, where the vampire feeds off of more than just blood. The life-death continuum is the setting for this Victorian novel. Even when it has been transformed, what has been can still be. The House of the Vampire is energetically inventive and infused with a relish for the paranormal, especially the trappings of the dark, and it delivers a horror that we know does not exist but that could still theoretically exist and pose a threat to ourselves. The House of the Vampire is regarded as a classic among Victorian Gothic tales because it blurred the lines between fact and fiction.This 1907 book features a psychic vampire named Reginald Clarke who uses some sort of mind-invasion technique to steal the best ideas from the most gifted people around him. Reginald Clarke is a successful and remarkably haughty author. Particularly the current victim, young Ernest Fielding, makes women blush and men swoon. The poor Ernest discovers that the man he worships has somehow drawn a literary masterpiece from his very soul and claimed it as his own. Even though the narrator claims that "all genuine art is autobiography," this psychic leech continues to take advantage of those around him, leaving them as hollow, wasted shells. Ernest accompanies Ethel, his new love.

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Publisher Language: English

Paper Type: Creme

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George Sylvester Viereck

George Sylvester Viereck was a German-American poet, author, and propagandist. He was born in Munich on 31 December 1884. His father, Louis Viereck, was elected to the Reichstag but imprisoned for attending Socialist Party meetings. At his mother's urging, Louis emigrated to the United States in 1896 and Laura followed some months later. Louis obtained American citizenship in 1901, but in 1911 he went back to Germany. In 1904, George Sylvester Viereck published his first collection of poems, Nineveh and Other Poems. His heroes were Napoleon Bonaparte, Oscar Wilde, and Jesus Christ. George and Peter were his two sons. George died while serving in the Second World War. Peter Viereck, his other son, was a historian, political author, and poet.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 100 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356569339
  • ISBN-13: 9789356569331
  • Item Weight: 120g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.96 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Horror, Fiction / Gothic