Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla has been given new life in a brand new annotated version of the vampire classic. David MacDowell’s Annotated Carmilla is now on sale and going on a virtual tour with Lexington’s Mystical Events Blog Tour.
For the first time since it was published n 1872, here is a complete guide to Le Fanu’s classic vampire tale. Over four hundred footnotes give detailed answers to dozens and dozens of questions. Where is Styria? When is this story taking place? What is an awl? An escrutcheon? A hippogriff? Why did Carmilla seek out Laura? Also, unanswered questions and intriguing possibilities are charted out, one by one.
Included in the book are preface about Carmilla from Andrew M. Boylan (of “Taliesin Meets the Vampires” fame) and an introduction about Le Fanu himself by horror author/scholar David A. Sutton.
Growing up in the lonely forests and valleys of Styria, Laura had only her father and two governesses for company. Until she came. Carmilla. Beautiful and fragile. Kind and friendly. As mysterious as she was devoted. But also … hungry.
About the author:
D. MacDowell Blue hails from San Francisco, but was raised in Florida before attending school in New York City then eventually ending up in Los Angeles, California. His degree is in Theatre Arts, and he graduated from the National Shakespeare Conservatory. Over the years he has had several plays mounted in different venues (including one adaptation of Dracula) but these days his writing is usually found online in various blogs especially at vampires.com as well as his personal blog Night Tinted Glasses. His interest in the undead dates back to childhood and watching the original Dark Shadows on television (when he and his sister could do so behind their grandmother’s disapproving back). He has long wanted to write a script for Carmilla and who knows but that might yet happen? Right now he is busy at work creating a web series about vampires titled End of the Line as well as writing his first full-length novel, a retelling of the nineteenth century ‘penny dreadful’ Varney the Vampire.
Where to Find Carmilla
FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Annotated-Carmilla/156548594399255
Createspace page: https://www.createspace.com/3507727
The Virtual Tour
You can follow David around the virtual world on his blog tour here- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=239877619388419
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