Carmilla - A Vampire Tale
By Sheridan Le Fanu
Free Books: Click Here To Read Books Online Free!
Read Carmilla Online Free
Click Cover To Read Book Online For Free!
Carmilla full audiobook online free:
Carmilla is a classic horror and Gothic novella by Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. Carmilla predates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 25 years, and has been adapted many times for cinema.
The vampire story Carmilla is presented by Sheridan Le Fanu as part of the casebook of Dr Hesselius, whose departures from medical orthodoxy rank him as the first occult doctor in literature. The story is narrated by Laura, one of the two main protagonists of the tale.
Laura begins her tale by relating her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle in the midst of an extensive forest in Styria where she lives with her father, a wealthy English widower, retired from the Austrian Service. When she is six years old, Laura has a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. She later claims to have been bitten on the chest, although no wounds are found on her.