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The Vampire and the Devil's Son

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1723. The fearless Baron de Nossac returns from a daring military mission in Eastern Europe when, crossing the forests of Bohemia, he is captured by the legendary Black Huntsman, a 900-year-old wraith who is none other than the Devil's own son. Held prisoner in an enchanted castle, the Baron is then seduced by a female vampire who eerily resembles his dead wife... Written ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Hollywood Comics
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Dfordoom
Pierre-Alexis Ponson du Terrail enjoyed immense popularity in mid-19th century France. This was the great age of the romans feuilletons, potboilers published in serial form. Rocambole was his best-known work. The Vampire and the Devil’s Son (La Baronne trépassée) which appeared in book form in 1852 is of exceptional interest.

The romans feuilletons followed a definite formula, combining melodrama, sensation and romance. Plot coherence or realism were not essential and these were qualities that Po
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Christine
Vampire and Devil´s son is Brian Stableford´s English translation of La baronne trépassée by Pierre-Alexis Ponson du Terrail (1852). Hero is typically superfluous, but, set in 1723, it has some gorgeous Gothic imagery - a castle, Black Huntsman haunting Bohemian forest, a seductive female vampire, beautiful and pure maidens...
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Pierre Alexis, Viscount of Ponson du Terrail (8 July 1829 - 20 January 1871) was a French writer. He was a prolific novelist, producing in the space of twenty years some seventy-three volumes, and is best remembered today for his creation of the fictional character of Rocambole.



Ponson du Terrail’s early works squarely belonged to the Gothic novel genre: his La Baronne Trépassée (1852) was a murky
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