The Mysteries of London (1844-45)
George W.M. Reynolds
This edition, the first in over 100 years, includes the unabridged text of the complete first series of The Mysteries, including its illustrations, more than fifty in all, and features a new foreword by Victorian scholar Louis James and annotations by Dr. Dick Collins.
Edited by Alexis Easley, Shannon Scott
This collection brings together fifteen chilling stories of lycanthropy and murder written from 1838 to 1896, all taken from their original appearances in Victorian periodicals and story collections, many of them reprinted here for the first time. This edition includes a new introduction by Alexis Easley and Shannon Scott, explanatory notes, and numerous rare Victorian werewolf illustrations.
The Blood of the Vampire (1897)
One of the strangest novels by the prolific Florence Marryat (1837-1899), The Blood of the Vampire was the “other vampire novel” of 1897, appearing the same year as Dracula. Marryat’s novel is fascinating not only for its sensational plot and bizarre characters, but also because of its engagement with many of the issues that haunted the late Victorian imagination, such as race, heredity, women’s roles, Spiritualism, and the occult. This edition includes the unabridged text of the exceedingly rare 1897 Hutchinson first edition and a new introduction by Brenda Hammack.
The Lady of the Shroud (1909)
First published in a now scarce edition, The Lady of the Shroud is one of Stoker's most popular supernatural novels and a worthy successor to Dracula. Often reprinted in severely abridged editions, The Lady of the Shroud returns to print in this new edition, containing the original unabridged text, together with a new introduction by Sarah E. Maier, annotations, the text of contemporary reviews, a chronology of Bram Stoker's life and works, a bibliography, and Stoker's important 1908 article "The Censorship of Fiction."
Sheridan Le Fanu
A thrilling Victorian tale of horror and mystery and a major influence on Stoker's Dracula, Carmilla, remains one of Sheridan Le Fanu's most enduring works. This Valancourt Books edition, the first-ever scholarly edition of Le Fanu's novella, follows the rare original text as it appeared serially in The Dark Blue in 1871-72 (including the original illustrations) and includes a new introduction and footnotes by Jamieson Ridenhour. Also featured in this edition is a wealth of contextual material, including texts by Yeats, Coleridge, Stoker, Padraig Pearse, and others, and the complete texts of Le Fanu's "The Child that Went with the Fairies" and F.G. Loring's "The Tomb of Sarah."