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The House of the Vampire

The House of the Vampire by George Sylvester Viereck
By: (1884-1962)

The House of the Vampire is a 1907 novella that is a very unusual vampire story. A young writer comes under the powerful influence of a mysterious older master, who seems to have left a trail of ruined proteges in his wake. The story is as much about the nature of artistic creation as it is a chilling vampire tale.

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Author of Nineveh and Other Poems

New York Moffat, Yard & Company 1912 Copyright, 1907, by Moffat, Yard & Company New York Published September, 1907 Reprinted October, 1907 The Premier Press New York

To My Mother





The freakish little leader of the orchestra, newly imported from Sicily to New York, tossed his conductor's wand excitedly through the air, drowning with musical thunders the hum of conversation and the clatter of plates.

Yet neither his apish demeanour nor the deafening noises that responded to every movement of his agile body detracted attention from the figure of Reginald Clarke and the young man at his side as they smilingly wound their way to the exit.

The boy's expression was pleasant, with an inkling of wistfulness, while the soft glimmer of his lucid eyes betrayed the poet and the dreamer. The smile of Reginald Clarke was the smile of a conqueror. A suspicion of silver in his crown of dark hair only added dignity to his bearing, while the infinitely ramified lines above the heavy set mouth spoke at once of subtlety and of strength... Continue reading book >>

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Reviewer: - January 16, 2013
Subject: Wonderful Reading
I have just listened for the first time to Bram Stokers Dracula. I love Elizabeth Clats readings. Every one kept me on the edge of my seat. I also listened to Carmilla and now listening to The House of the Vampire. Love Elizabeth's reading. Very clear and keeps me interested. Thank you for the this service. Tracey L. Grant, Maine

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