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The Lady of the House of Love

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(based upon a radio play called "Vampirella")

A virginal English soldier, traveling through Romania by bicycle, finds himself in a deserted village. He comes across a mansion inhabited by a vampiress who survives by enticing young men into her bedroom and feeding on them. She intends to feed on the young soldier but his purity and virginity have a curious effect on her.
Published 1979 by Gollancz
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Davonna Juroe
Sep 28, 2010 Davonna Juroe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
Really great gothic short story about a female vampire living in a decrepit castle, lying in wait for her next male victim.

The story was originally written as a radio play entitled Vampirella which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1976. http://www.bookrags.com/wiki/The_Bloody_...

Angela Carter's voice is poetically rich and decadent yet she strikes the perfect balance between her descriptions and moving the story forward. The beginning of this short story can almost be thought of as a day in the l
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Amina
Mar 02, 2016 Amina rated it did not like it
It was boring, period.
I kept reading waiting for some action but deception showed up instead..
Even though I am a big fan of vampires (except twilight ofc, duh), I can't get why some of them have to live in delapidated castles, dressed in 16th century old rags, and closing themselves all day long in a coffin?! Shut the damn blinds or curtains down and read a book or draw something or play some music! God! they're immortal, they can live thousand lives, but no, better dwell in depression ..
And don
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Laura
From BBC Radio 4 Extra - A Short History of Gothic:
On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.
Anamaria
I listened to the BBC dramatization with David Tennant as the reader. Brilliant radio play. David Tennant has a voice that is just perfection.
Daphne
Jun 18, 2015 Daphne rated it it was amazing
Just listened the audio version of this, and it was FABULOUS. The story alone I always adored, but the narrator was absolutely splendid.
Lauren Davis
Jun 10, 2015 Lauren Davis rated it it was amazing
Luscious, supple prose and such a darkly erotic atmosphere. Carter is really unparalleled at this sort of story.
Sandra
Mar 16, 2014 Sandra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fachprüfung-2
I just simply love Angela Carter
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Ana Silva Rosa
Nov 26, 2013 Ana Silva Rosa rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2007-2011
Prose style: 5 it's Angela Carter after all.
Plot: 4
Depth of characters: 3
Originality: 4
Entertaining: 4
Emotional Reaction: 4
Intellectual Stimulation: 3

Delightful!
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Apr 01, 2016 Serena rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
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Born Angela Olive Stalker in Eastbourne, in 1940, Carter was evacuated as a child to live in Yorkshire with her maternal grandmother. As a teenager she battled anorexia. She began work as a journalist on the Croydon Advertiser, following in the footsteps of her father. Carter attended the University of Bristol where she studied English literature.

She married twice, first in 1960 to Paul Carter. Th
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“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking.” 10 likes
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