The Blood of the Vampire (Valancourt Classics) [Florence Marryat, Brenda Hammack] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Miss Harriet Brandt. The Blood of the Vampire, by Florence Marryat. Valancourt Books, originally published pp paperback. To say. Florence Marryat’s novel The Blood of the Vampire was published in , the same year as Dracula. It is possible that the publication of.

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Au contraire, it’s something I’d definitely recommend to anyone like me who is fascinated by Victorian society and how glood is captured in literature, most especially by women of the time.

Florence Marryat

On one hand, it is a novel that is ahead of its time. As the story progresses, racial things are not as important to the main characters.

Dec 30, Nancy Oakes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 01, Mirte rated it liked it. Well, this novel certainly did – it is grotesque, scandalous, posits some very problematic issues having to do with race, gender an This novel, published in the same year as Dracula, is also referred to as “the other vampire novel”.

The protagonist, Harriet Brandt, is a psychic vampire who absorbs energy from the people she’s closest too, and this does lead to a certain amount of horror, but it is not the entire focus of the plot. But there is something strange about Harriet. She also wrote newspaper and magazine articles, short stories and works for the stage. Everyone she gets close to seems to sicken or die.


Early in the book, there is a description of her eating so greedily in a restaurant, that one character describes her as “Feeding like a cormorant.

Florence Marryat – Wikipedia

Her works treated such then-controversial themes as marital cruelty, adultery, alcoholism and spiritualism. Lovely book — sending me after more of Marryat’s work. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Marryat’s parents separated when she was young; her childhood was divided between her parents’ residences, where she was privately educated.

Miss Harriet Brandt, daughter of a mad scientist and a voodoo priestess, comes of age and leaves her home in Jamaica for the first time, travelling to Europe. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is a type of muted gothic that is still frightening in its ‘realism’.

He wanted a passionate woman like himself, and got punished for it. This is an interesting take on vampirism and I’m excited to read more. I am actually torn by this book.

But the best part of this edition is an essay at the end written by a doctor of the time about female masturbation. Sep 03, Muriel Schwenck rated it it was amazing. They had eight children but divorced in ; later that year, Marryat wed Colonel Francis Lean.

It is not the races that are the problems, but what the individuals actually do that is the problem.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In addition to this, it features several characters that are just deliciously bad, caricatures perhaps, but very well executed, and with enough of a kernel of reality to make one a little uncomfortable. Dec 06, Candice Lee rated it liked mxrryat. Paperbackpages.

She is not a rabid killer who wants blood and drains people to keep living. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Didn’t agree with the notes in it either. This book feels like an even more xenophobic rendition of “Jane Eyre.

Jan 31, Suzanna Gibbs rated it liked it Shelves: They just are born that way. By the mids Marryat was an internationally successful author and was living together with her future husband, Colonel Marryyat Lean of the Royal Marine Light Infantry.

Marryat thinks of punctuation as a guide line rather than actual rules. Harriet Brandt is a vampire. But, in its defense, can I just say that it is truly a pleasure to read a novel in public that has a naked woman with bat wings on the cover?

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