Lauren Owen, ‘Varney – the Forgotten Vampire’

Possibly the ancestor of ‘the sympathetic vampire’ who features in present-day paranormal romance, the nineteenth-century Varney the Vampire, serialised by Malcolm Rymer, is not perhaps as well known as he should be. Lauren Owen of Durham University gives a detailed and perceptive account of him here.

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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