Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Birth date: August 28, 1814
Died: February 07, 1873
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by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Carmilla pre-dates Bram Stoker's Dracula by 26 years, but has some similar themes. It is the story of a young woman, Laura, who comes under the influence of a female vampire, who first comes to her when she is a child, comforting her in her bed. The narrative has the s...
Listening to this on audio was somehow a tad better than my last two reads of it. The leanings toward a lesbian relationship comes through much more clearly on audio what with the heavy breathing and little noises of contentment and all. Thanks to Audible Audio Originals for the free download.
16. Read a book that is a mystery or suspense, or which has a title that contains all of the letters in the word C-A-B-I-N. I did think it was ever going to get to the mystery part, though I did figure out early on she was scamming him.
So, when I read Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals, he made friends with a guy named Theo who was a naturalist, among other things. Gerry would visit Theo and talk about critters. Also, it seems, Theo had a wonderful library, one that included oodles of books about wild life, but also myst...
This was my first reading of this classic tale of dark secrets written in 1872. 1872?! That fact stuns me after finally giving this a novella read. There is a quite a surprising amount of sexuality for such an ancient tome or did the world get ever more prudish as the years went by? There were lesbi...