First serialized in the journal The Dark Blue and later published in the collection In a Glass Darkly, Le Fanu's 1872 vampire tale chronicles the experiences of a young woman lured by the charms of a female vampire. This edition includes a student-oriented introduction and four interdisciplinary essays that employ a variety of theoretical perspectives. Ranging from politics to gender, Gothicism to feminism, and nineteenth-century aestheticism to contemporary film studies, these critical yet accessible articles model the diverse ways in which scholars can approach a single text. With a glossary, biography, bibliography, and explanatory notes, this edition is ideal for students of Irish and British nineteenth-century literature. Book jacket.
Syracuse University Press
A Critical Edition