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persecution of the Bannerworth family by Sir Francis Varney, a vampire who download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. Varney the Vampire; Or, the Feast of Blood is vampire fiction work written by Thomas Preskett Prest, although there are disputes over the authorship and it also. Varney the Vampire; or, the Feast of Blood is a Victorian era serialized gothic horror story . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version .

Wikipedia - Thomas Peckett Prest. Wikipedia Book - Varney the Vampyre. M4B audio book, part 1 mb. M4B audio book, part 2 mb. M4B audio book, part 3 mb. M4B audio book, part 4 mb. Librivox recording of Volume 2. Librivox recording of Volume 3. This is volume 1 of 3. Originally published as a penny dreadful from until , when it first appeared in book form, Varney the Vampyre is a forerunner to vampire stories such as Dracula , which it heavily influenced. Flora Bannersworth is attacked in her own room in the middle of the night, and although her attacker is seemingly shot dead, the body is nowhere to be found. The discovery of two small bite marks on Flora's neck leads Mr Marchdale, an old friend of the family, to the conclusion that she was bitten by a vampire. While Flora recovers, her brother Henry and Mr Marchdale begin their hunt for the vampire.

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Franklin Bishop. Manchester: Fyfield Press. The story has a confused setting. While ostensibly set in the early eighteenth century, [7] there are references to the Napoleonic Wars and other indicators that the story is contemporary to the time of its writing in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Varney's adventures also occur in various locations including London , Bath , Winchester , Naples and Venice. The plot concerns the troubles that Sir Francis Varney inflicts upon the Bannerworths, a formerly wealthy family driven to ruin by their recently deceased father.

George is never mentioned after the thirty-sixth chapter. A family friend, Mr Marchdale, lives with the Bannerworths in early chapters. Though the earliest chapters give the standard motives of blood sustenance for Varney's actions toward the family, later ones suggest that Varney is motivated by monetary interests.

The story is at times inconsistent and confusing, as if the author did not know whether to make Varney a literal vampire or simply a human who acts like one. Varney bears a strong resemblance to a portrait in Bannerworth Hall, and the implication throughout is that he is actually Marmaduke Bannerworth or Sir Runnagate Bannerworth; the names are confused throughout the story , but that connection is never clarified. He is portrayed as loathing his condition, and at one point he turns Clara Crofton, a member of another family he terrorizes, into a vampire for revenge.

Over the course of the book, Varney is presented with increasing sympathy as a victim of circumstances. He tries to save himself, but is unable to do so. He ultimately commits suicide by throwing himself into Mount Vesuvius , after having left a written account of his origin with a sympathetic priest.

This afforded the author a variety of origin stories.

In one of these, a medical student named Dr Chillingworth applies galvanism to Varney's hanged corpse and revives him. This sub-plot parallels the earlier story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and film adaptations which introduce electricity as Dr Frankenstein's means of creating the monster.

Scholars like A. Varney has fangs, leaves two puncture wounds on the necks of his victims, comes through a window to attack a sleeping maiden, has hypnotic powers, and has superhuman strength. This is also the first example of the "sympathetic vampire," a vampire who despises his condition but is nonetheless a slave to it. The makers of Marvel Comics were also influenced by this story.

Varney the Vampire; Or, the Feast of Blood

In the Marvel Universe , "Varnae" is the name of the first vampire, created by the people of Atlantis before it sank. While ostensibly set in the early eighteenth century, [7] there are references to the Napoleonic Wars and other indicators that the story is contemporary to the time of its writing in the mid-nineteenth century. Varney's adventures also occur in various locations including London , Bath , Winchester , Naples and Venice.

Human characters[ edit ] The plot concerns the troubles that Sir Francis Varney inflicts upon the Bannerworths, a formerly wealthy family driven to ruin by their recently deceased father. George is never mentioned after the thirty-sixth chapter.

A family friend, Mr Marchdale, lives with the Bannerworths in early chapters. The character of Varney[ edit ] Though the earliest chapters give the standard motives of blood sustenance for Varney's actions toward the family, later ones suggest that Varney is motivated by monetary interests. The story is at times inconsistent and confusing, as if the author did not know whether to make Varney a literal vampire or simply a human who acts like one. Varney bears a strong resemblance to a portrait in Bannerworth Hall, and the implication throughout is that he is actually Marmaduke Bannerworth or Sir Runnagate Bannerworth; the names are confused throughout the story , but that connection is never clarified.