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Varney the Vampire Or the Feast of Blood by Thomas Preskett Prest

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[Transcriber's note: This book was originally published in "penny dreadful" form. This edition does not include the entire 109 episodes, which were published in three volumes. Authorship has also been ascribed to James Malcolm Rymer.

The Table of Contents was added by the transcriber.]

[Illustration:

No. 1.) Nos. 2, 3 and 4 are Presented, Gratis, with this No. Price 1d.

VARNEY THE VAMPIRE

OR THE

FEAST OF BLOOD

A ROMANCE OF EXCITING INTEREST

BY THE AUTHOR OF

"GRACE RIVERS, OR, THE MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER."

LONDON E. LLOYD, SALISBURY SQUARE, AND ALL BOOKSELLERS]

VARNEY, THE VAMPYRE:

OR,

THE FEAST OF BLOOD.

A Romance.

"Art thou a spirit of health or goblin damned?"

LONDON:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY E. LLOYD, 12, SALISBURY SQUARE, FLEET STREET.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. MIDNIGHT. THE HAIL STORM. THE DREADFUL VISITOR. THE VAMPYRE.

CHAPTER II. THE ALARM. THE PISTOL SHOT. THE PURSUIT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.

CHAPTER III. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE BODY. FLORA'S RECOVERY AND MADNESS. THE OFFER OF ASSISTANCE FROM SIR FRANCIS VARNEY.

CHAPTER IV. THE MORNING. THE CONSULTATION. THE FEARFUL SUGGESTION.

CHAPTER V. THE NIGHT WATCH. THE PROPOSAL. THE MOONLIGHT. THE FEARFUL ADVENTURE.

CHAPTER VI. A GLANCE AT THE BANNERWORTH FAMILY. THE PROBABLE CONSEQUENCES OF THE MYSTERIOUS APPARITION'S APPEARANCE.

CHAPTER VII. THE VISIT TO THE VAULT OF THE BANNERWORTHS, AND ITS UNPLEASANT RESULT. THE MYSTERY.

CHAPTER VIII. THE COFFIN. THE ABSENCE OF THE DEAD. THE MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE, AND THE CONSTERNATION OF GEORGE.

CHAPTER IX. THE OCCURRENCES OF THE NIGHT AT THE HALL. THE SECOND APPEARANCE OF THE VAMPYRE, AND THE PISTOL SHOT.

CHAPTER X. THE RETURN FROM THE VAULT. THE ALARM, AND THE SEARCH AROUND THE HALL.

CHAPTER XI. THE COMMUNICATIONS TO THE LOVER. THE HEART'S DESPAIR.

CHAPTER XII. CHARLES HOLLAND'S SAD FEELINGS. THE PORTRAIT. THE OCCURRENCE OF THE NIGHT AT THE HALL.

CHAPTER XIII. THE OFFER FOR THE HALL. THE VISIT TO SIR FRANCIS VARNEY. THE STRANGE RESEMBLANCE. A DREADFUL SUGGESTION.

CHAPTER XIV. HENRY'S AGREEMENT WITH SIR FRANCIS VARNEY. THE SUDDEN ARRIVAL AT THE HALL. FLORA'S ALARM.

CHAPTER XV. THE OLD ADMIRAL AND HIS SERVANT. THE COMMUNICATION FROM THE LANDLORD OF THE NELSON'S ARMS.

CHAPTER XVI. THE MEETING OF THE LOVERS IN THE GARDEN. AN AFFECTING SCENE. THE SUDDEN APPEARANCE OF SIR FRANCIS VARNEY.

CHAPTER XVII. THE EXPLANATION. THE ARRIVAL OF THE ADMIRAL AT THE HOUSE. A SCENE OF CONFUSION, AND SOME OF ITS RESULTS.

CHAPTER XVIII. THE ADMIRAL'S ADVICE. THE CHALLENGE TO THE VAMPYRE. THE NEW SERVANT AT THE HALL.

CHAPTER XIX. FLORA IN HER CHAMBER. HER FEARS. THE MANUSCRIPT. AN ADVENTURE.

CHAPTER XX. THE DREADFUL MISTAKE. THE TERRIFIC INTERVIEW IN THE CHAMBER. THE ATTACK OF THE VAMPYRE.

CHAPTER XXI. THE CONFERENCE BETWEEN THE UNCLE AND NEPHEW, AND THE ALARM.

CHAPTER XXII. THE CONSULTATION. THE DETERMINATION TO LEAVE THE HALL.

CHAPTER XXIII. THE ADMIRAL'S ADVICE TO CHARLES HOLLAND. THE CHALLENGE TO THE VAMPYRE.

CHAPTER XXIV. THE LETTER TO CHARLES. THE QUARREL. THE ADMIRAL'S NARRATIVE. THE MIDNIGHT MEETING.

CHAPTER XXV. THE ADMIRAL'S OPINION. THE REQUEST OF CHARLES.

CHAPTER XXVI. THE MEETING BY MOONLIGHT IN THE PARK. THE TURRET WINDOW IN THE HALL. THE LETTERS.

CHAPTER XXVII. THE NOBLE CONFIDENCE OF FLORA BANNERWORTH IN HER LOVER. HER OPINION OF THE THREE LETTERS. THE ADMIRAL'S ADMIRATION.

CHAPTER XXVIII. MR. MARCHDALE'S EXCULPATION OF HIMSELF. THE SEARCH THROUGH THE GARDENS. THE SPOT OF THE DEADLY STRUGGLE. THE MYSTERIOUS PAPER.

CHAPTER XXIX. A PEEP THROUGH AN IRON GRATING. THE LONELY PRISONER IN HIS DUNGEON. THE MYSTERY.

CHAPTER XXX. THE VISIT OF FLORA TO THE VAMPYRE. THE OFFER. THE SOLEMN ASSEVERATION.

CHAPTER XXXI. SIR FRANCIS VARNEY AND HIS MYSTERIOUS VISITOR. THE STRANGE CONFERENCE.

CHAPTER XXXII... Continue reading book >>




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