Joseph Sheridan Le Faun gave life to the modern ghost story style and inspired the genre's most famous contributor, M. R. James. Gathered together for the first time are Le Fanu's complete ghost stories in 30 extraordinary recordings.
In this classic tale, metaphysical investigator Doctor Martin Hesselius recounts events in the Styrian countryside, in the dark heart of Europe. A lonely young girl longs for the excitement of the town and for congenial company. Fate provides her with a companion in the form of Carmilla, a beautiful and mysterious guest.
But their friendship soon becomes a strange obsession whilst the locality is plagued with strange deaths. It is only when a bereaved family friend relates his own history that the malign influence of a vampire is finally revealed.
The recording is accompanied by an eBook essay, reflecting on the story's influences and legacy, written by Le Fanu authority, Jim Rockhill.
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