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Vampire City by Paul Féval
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Vampire City (original 1875; edition 2003)

by Paul Féval, Brian Stableford (Adapter)

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Some tell of a great city of black jasper which has streets and buildings like any other city but is eternally in mourning, enveloped by perpetual gloom. Some call it Selene, some Vampire City, but the vampires refer to it among themselves by the name of the Sepulchre... To destroy the dreaded vampire lord Otto Goetzi, writer Ann Radcliffe, Merry Bones the Irishman, and Grey Jack her faithful servant, launch an all-out attack on Selene...'We can easily see in Vampire City the ultimate literary ancestor of Buffy the Vampire-Slayer.'?Brian Stableford. Paul Feval (1816-1887) was the author of numerous popular swashbuckling novels and one of the fathers of the modern crime thriller. Brian Stableford has published more than fifty novels and two hundred short stories. Vampire City was written in 1867?thirty years before Bram Stoker's Dracula'and is one of three classic vampire stories also available from Black Coat Press.… (more)
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Title:Vampire City
Authors:Paul Féval
Other authors:Brian Stableford (Adapter)
Info:Black Coat Press
Collections:Borrowed &c.
Rating:**1/2
Tags:Fiction, Read in 2020

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An 1867 novel starring Ann Radcliffe as a vampire hunter? You bet. This one is strange, surprisingly amusing in a few places, but definitely of its time. Perhaps the most interesting parts are the elements of vampire behavior that are quite different from how they later "settle." ( )
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