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characters Varney the Vampire; or The Feast of Blood õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Bannerworth Hall Hampshire Midnight The night is woken by screams from the bedroom of the beautiful and noble hearted Flora To their horror her family discover that she has been the victim of a murderous attack The BannHer the strange letter left by old Marmaduke Bannerworth that seems to promise so muchVarney the Vampyre is one of the greatest of the Victorian penny romances by one of its finest exponents the inimitable James Malcolm Rymer First serialised between 1845 and 1847 it is one of the world's most enjoyable reads It is also one of the major sources for Stoker's later masterpiece Dracu. And so it ends and I'm thankfullDon't get me wrong it's an interesting story dotted with british humour but there's too much in it Well everything is in it All the clichés Dracula and Frankenstein sailors and pirates gambling and murder nightime stolling to shallow graves kidnapping lies and deceiving you name it But in the end all of these plot twists are too much and yes it does resemble a modern soap opera It's my first attempt at a penny dreadful novel not bad but not great either

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Sive hissing new neighbour Sir Francis Varney who is so eager to purchase the hall and to marry the fair FloraTheir uest will take them from hall to charnel house and from village inn to deserted chancel Can the Bannerworths aided by Flora's fiance Charles Holland Charles's uncle Admiral Bell and the indomitable British Tar Jack Pringle defeat their terrible foe and can they decip. I have to admit upfront that I didn’t finish this book I plan to someday but right now all I really want is to put as much distance between me and Varney The breaking point was getting to the end of my kindle version and realizing that besides the 96 chapters contained in it I had 124 to look forward to 124 chapters filled with and repetitive actions mindless chatter and a vampire that instead of looking like thisIs and looking like a 19th century version of this “Varney the Vampire or the Feast of Blood” starts promising enough In the middle of a stormy night a beautiful maiden is attacked by a vampire and left for dead while her brothers hunt the villain As the story progresses we learn that the girl Flora survived the attack and is now the middle of a convoluted plot designed by her attacker to gain possession of the house her family inhabits At first the mystery is compelling and I honestly couldn’t wait to read what happened next hence the 3 star rating but before long the rhythm of the story starts to become repetitive Varney does something a furious mob attacks he hides Then he finds some other hideout another mob appears and he runs again Little by little the force of that first chapter the strength and terrifying power of the monster that is so apparent there dilutes and by the time I gave up all I had left was the silhouette of a broken man tumbling along and trying to atone for past mistakes That being said I also believe that any self respecting vampire fan should at least take a peek at this story The influence it has on Dracula is clear except for the restoring power of moonbeams and the ability of walking in daytime without any decrease in power Varney at the beginning at least has that hypnotic power over his victims that forces them to submit to his will and a level of class and distinction that vampires didn’t have before Too bad that at times he resembles Edward Cullen than the Lord of Darkness but at least he doesn’t sparkleThe rest of the characters in “Varney the Vampire” are pretty bland Flora and her fiancé Charles Holland fill the hero and heroine rolls to perfection even desiring no harm upon the being that almost took away the sanity of said girl despite his many many crimes The only exceptions to the rule are Admiral Bell and his best friendservant Jack Pringle Their constant arguments and expressions were a much welcome relief even if later they also got a bit tedious But even after everything I said before one has to keep in mind that this book was published as a series a “penny dreadful” It was meant to entertain and amuse through short chapters and it’s kind of unfair to judge it by today’s standards It does manage to engage the attention and with heavy HEAVY editing it could have been a memorable vampire tale I hope to finish It one day and tell you how the story of “Varney the Vampire or the Feast of Blood” ends

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Varney the Vampire; or The Feast of BloodBannerworth Hall Hampshire Midnight The night is woken by screams from the bedroom of the beautiful and noble hearted Flora To their horror her family discover that she has been the victim of a murderous attack The Bannerworths are about to lose their home to pay the debts of their dead father The hunt is for his missing gold on but then they begin to have doubts about their repul. God my brain If you read this in the right mood it can be hilarious but this is one hell of a slog for something that bears little resemblance to modern vampires and doesn't have plot holes it has plot subways I'm not even going to try to synopsize this but just list the charactersFlora Bannerworth The chick Varney wants to suck her blood then softens to her and just wants her out of the way so he can get into Bannerworth Hall Is engaged to Charles Holland and her brother is HenryShe has the personality of a block of wood Is just there to be menaced and fought over She shoots Varney once or twiceHenry Bannerworth Head of Bannerworth estate rather sickly Wants to kick Varney's ass generally fails in doing so In a hilarious scene he calls Varney a vampire to his face and is made to look like an idiot despite it being true Also has the personality of a block of wood It must run in the family He also shoots Varney during a duelMr Marchdale Family friend of the Bannerworths Is surprisingly kick ass Crack shot who shoots Varney multiple times once being a hilarious snipe at range when Varney is recovering from being shot from the last evening Likes Flora thinks Charles sucks Is possibly right about that view spoilerWinds up in league with Varney due to jealousy and meets a bad end A pity Charles really has it coming hide spoiler