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Dracula by Bram Stoker.

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Eh. Didn't like this classic, although there are loads of symbolism for good old Victorian-era struggles with repression vs. deviancy, especially with how the male characters love Lucy when she is "pure" and then are suddenly ready to hack off her head with "savage delight" once she's a "voluptuous" vampire.

Date: 2014-04-22 03:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] realpestilence
I can appreciate it for the impact it had at the time, like many other classics; but I don't think it wears well.

Have you ever read "Carmilla"?

Date: 2014-04-22 04:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] realpestilence
I read it so long ago I can barely remember, frankly. But it's one of those that always come up when you're talking about landmark Victorian/vampire fiction. I do remember being surprised about it so clearly having lesbian overtones, instead of the usual male vampire/heroine or the male hero/cluster of female vamps.

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