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Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories (2007) [Anthology]
by Mary Elizabeth Braddon F. Marion Crawford David Stuart Davies M. R. James Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Guy de Maupassant John Polidori James Malcolm Rymer Bram Stoker Alexei Tolstoy Edith Wharton Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread.

In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these fearful creatures as in John Polidoriís The Vampyre and James Malcolm Rymerís Varney the Vampyre, a tale which held readers in thrall when it was first published in the mid-nineteenth century.

As well as these rare stories and those featuring the more well known bloodsuckers such as Le Fanuís Carmilla and Stokerís Dracula, there is a clutch of lesser known but equally frightening tales written by expert practitioners in the art of raising goose pimples. Children of the Night is a volume filled with the rich blood of chilling vampire fiction.


  • Introduction
  • The Vampire of Croglin Hall (non-fiction) by Augustus Hare
  • The Vampyre: A Tale by John Polidori
  • Varney the Vampyre (extract) by James Malcolm Rymer
  • The Curse of the Vourdalak by Alexei Tolstoy
  • Carmilla by J.S. Le Fanu
  • Dracula and the Three Brides (extract) by Bram Stoker
  • For the Blood is the Life by F. Marion Crawford
  • Good Lady Ducayne by M.E. Braddon
  • An Episode of Cathedral History by M.R. James
  • The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
  • Bewitched by Edith Wharton
  • The Welcome Visitor by David Stuart Davies

Original title: Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorVampires

The following works are contained within this one:
     Carmilla (1871) [Novella]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Horla, the (1886) [Short Story]
      Author: Guy de Maupassant
     For the Blood is the Life (1905) [Short Story]
      Author: F. Marion Crawford
This work contains excerpts from the following works :
     Dracula (1897) [Novel]
      Author: Bram Stoker

Edition #1: Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories

Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: David Stuart Davies
Introduction by: David Stuart Davies
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Manifested in:

Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories (September 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Ware, Herts, U.K.
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225464
Dimensions: 5.0 x 7.7 x 0.7 in
Pages: 256

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