Author: Sheridan LeFanu.
Genre: Fiction, literature, novella, horror, homosexuality, vampire fiction.
Publication Date: 1871-72.
Summary: The novella tells the story of a young woman's susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla.
My rating: 7/10.
♥ "Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness; if your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die - die, sweetly die - into mine. I cannot help it; as I draw near to you, you, in your turn, will draw near to others, and learn the rapture of that cruelty, which is yet to love; so for a while, seek no more of me and mine, but trust me with all your loving spirit."
♥ “You will think me cruel, very selfish, but love is always selfish; the more ardent the more selfish.”
♥ “There is no such word as indifference in my apathetic nature.”
♥ Thus fortified I might take my rest in peace. But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exits and entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths!