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Three hardcover volumes. First serialised in the Victorian ''penny dreadfuls'' 1845-1847 (and in book form 1847). These three hardcover reprints (vol 1, vol 2 and vol 3) published ''under the editorial direction of Sir Devendra P. Varma. The text of Varney in this reprint is that of the 1847 edition''. The first volume has a short introduction by Robert Bloch.
''Varney the Vampire; or, the Feast of Blood was a Victorian era serialized gothic horror story variously attributed to James Malcolm Rymer and Thomas Peckett Prest. It first appeared in 1845-1847 as a series of weekly cheap pamphlets of the kind then known as ''penny dreadfuls''. The author was paid by the typeset line so when the story was published in book form in 1847, it was of epic length: the original edition ran to 876 double-columned pages and 232 chapters, altogether it totals nearly 667,000 words. Despite its inconsistencies, Varney the Vampire is more or less a cohesive whole. It is the tale of the vampire Sir Francis Varney, and introduced many of the tropes present in vampire fiction recognizable to modern audiences''.
Title: Varney The Vampire or, The Feast Of Blood (three volumes).
Publisher: Ayer Co. Publishing, Inc.: North Stratford, NH.: 1998.
ISBN Number: 0405008015
ISBN Number 13: 9780405008016
Grading: Fine copies as issued without dustjacket.
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Seller ID: 45473