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By David Stuart Davies | Comments: ( 587 ) | Date: ( May 25, 2020 )

Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these fearful creatures as in John Polidori s The Vampyre and James Malcolm Rymer s Varney, the Vampyre , a tale which heldVampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these fearful creatures as in John Polidori s The Vampyre and James Malcolm Rymer s Varney, the Vampyre , a tale which held readers in thrall when it was first published in the mid nineteenth century As well as these rare stories and those featuring the well known bloodsuckers such as Le Fanu s Carmilla and Stoker s Dracula , there is a clutch of lesser known but equally frightening tales written by expert practitioners in the art of raising goose pimples Children of the Night is a volume filled with the rich blood of chilling vampire fiction.


  • Title: Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories
  • Author: David Stuart Davies
  • ISBN: 9781840225464
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

David Stuart Davies

David Stuart Davies was born in 1946 He was a teacher of English before becoming a full time editor, writer, and playwright Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non fiction He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in house publication of the Crime Writers Association.



Comments Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories

  • TOM

    Picked this collection of vampire themed shorts at the weekend. Some I had read previously, such as Le Fanu's classic 'Carmilla', M.R. James' 'An Episode of Cathedral History', de Maupassant's 'The Horla' as well as obvious texts such as the extract from Stoker's 'Dracula' which defines the genre.I have rated individual stories separately where possible.I found it rather conceited - given that this is a collection of 'classic' vampire stories - that the editor decided to include a contemporary s [...]


  • Jenny

    An anthology of vampire fiction that chronicles the rise of the most popular genre in horror - starting with an early account of a "real-life" encounter in "The Vampire of Croglin Hall". The editor has selected some brilliant lesser known works, alongside traditional vampire canon including Sheridan le Fanu's "Carmilla" and what happens to be my favourite passage of Stoker's "Dracula" in which Jonathan Harker finds himself a prisoner in the Count's castle. Guy de Maupassant's tale "The Horla" an [...]


  • Robert

    Amazing


  • Kristen

    The Vampire, more than any other creature of gothic folklore, has been defined by the fiction written about it. This book contains many of the short stories that were defining moments in Vampire lore. The first to mention staking a vampire, the first female vamp, talk of burying them at a crossroads minus their heads, the first where they shapeshift. For true vampire lovers, this book is a must read. There are a total of 12 tales in this book beginning with the "Vampire of Croglin Hall", and the [...]


  • Luciana Darce

    Para contrabalançar o desgosto causado por Drácula: o morto-vivo, vamos agora pegar Children of the Night, que empresta seu título de uma frase em Drácula - e é essa uma referência muito feliz. Trata-se de uma antologia de histórias clássicas de vampiros – mais que isso até, são contos que ajudaram a definir o gênero e a criatura.Eu já conhecia algumas das histórias, como a sensual Carmilla de Sheridan Le Fanu e As Noivas de Drácula do próprio Stoker, que revela o que aconteceu [...]


  • James

    Part of the Wordsworth Library of Mystery and the Supernatural, this is a nice compendium of shorter pieces of vampire fiction from the 19th and early 20th Centuries. There is nothing really new here, but editor Davies has made some judicious choices that make for diverting reading. The best story in the collection is, of course, Le Fanu's "Carmilla", which is for my money the finest vampire story ever written outside of "Dracula". The biggest and most pleasant surprise is Alexei Tolstoy's "The [...]


  • Marina

    the vampire of croglin hall: 3/5they vampyre; a tale: 2/5the curse of the vourdalak: 5/5still unread:varney the vampyre; carmilla; for the blood is life; good lady duacayne; an episode of cathedral history; the horla; bewitched; the welcome visitor


  • Jo

    A collection of short stories and extracts of classic vampire fiction. As a fang-lit afficionado, I have read some of these before but it was good to revisit such well-written tales as Carmilla , The Vampyre and Dracula.


  • Lainy

    collection of short vampire stories


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