Monday, August 22, 2011

Carmilla – another version

I wanted to interrupt our normal programming to mention another version of Carmilla available for purchase. But, you may ask, what makes this version different?

Well, aside from the fact that it carries a quote from this blog on the sleeve, it is also illustrated with original plates by Eliseu Gouveia – and I was rather taken by the illustrations, as they gave the volume a period feel, reminding me very much of books I used to leaf through as a child.

Also the volume carries the LeFanu story Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter (scroll down the page for my ‘Interesting Short’ article). Schalken is an interesting piece in itself and whilst not definitively vampiric in nature we can interpret the story that way, plus LeFanu did interesting things with fangs in the story.


RoseOfTransylvania said...

Ah, dear Carmilla! Sounds good edition.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

I am, of course, loyal to the annotated Carmilla but do feel, generally, that if you have an annotated version you should also have a non-annotated version and this is a nice one :)