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The Vampire Soul and Other Sardonic Tales Villiers de LIsle-Adam

The Vampire Soul and Other Sardonic Tales

Villiers de LIsle-Adam

Published July 1st 2004
ISBN : 9781932983029
Paperback
240 pages
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There are other beings who know the roads of life and are curious about the paths of death. So says the eccentric Doctor Tribulat Bonhomet of the Eventualists Society, adding if we were able to see Nature as it truly is, it is probable that weMoreThere are other beings who know the roads of life and are curious about the paths of death. So says the eccentric Doctor Tribulat Bonhomet of the Eventualists Society, adding if we were able to see Nature as it truly is, it is probable that we would shiver in horror, And shiver he does when he meets the Vampiric Soul of one of the savage OTTYSOR... Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste, Comte de Villiers de lIsle-Adam (1838-1889), pioneer of the Symbolist Movement, is known for his proto-science fiction works Axel (1885) and LEve Future (1886). He also chronicled the colorful adventures of Doctor Bonhomet collected in The Vampire Soul. Poet Paul Verlaine called Villiers works a genial melange of irony, metaphysics and terrorand translator Brian Stableford dubs it a bizarre literary landmark. Stableford has published more than fifty novels and two hundred short stories. The Vampire Soul, written in 1867-thirty years before Bram Stokers Dracula-is one of the many classic vampire stories available from Black Coat Press. This book is the first English-language edition, and includes an authoritative introduction and historical notes.