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Penny Dreadful Adventures Vampyres of London: 1: Varney the Vampyre and My Part in His Creation Paperback – November 2, 2015
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Victorian London, 1845. James Rymer struggles to write Penny Dreadfuls, and not particularly good ones. His nephew, young Scot Alexander M. MacNeill, arrives in London, supposedly to take a job in his Uncle James's Publishing Empire, but Rymer has been exaggerating his position. Determined to prove himself to his distant mother, Alexander takes the job as editor of his uncle’s stories, and the team bring VARNEY THE VAMPYRE successfully to the Victorian public. As the story begins to sell, his Uncle's bizarre behavior makes Alexander question the source of the material used for the Varney the Vampyre tale. Alexander assumed the Varney details were confined to the pages of the story, but all is not right in the dark streets of London Town... When his darkest suspicions mix with his romantic interests, it's time for Alexander to look into the matter... He soon finds that the dangers on the London streets are far more terrifying than fiction could ever be… The Penny Dreadful Adventures are far more than a re-hashing of an old genre, they are a vignette into the lives of the times... bold, exciting, yet full of darkness and intrigue. A true glimpse onto the streets of Victorian London. The Penny Dreadful Adventures contains pages from the original texts of penny dreadfuls such as Varney the Vampyre by James M. Rymer, The Mysteries of London, by George Reynolds, and Burke & Hare by Alexander M. Mair himself.
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (November 2, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 182 pages
- ISBN-10 : 151952093X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1519520937
- Item Weight : 9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.39 x 9.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,070,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #29,615 in Historical Fantasy (Books)
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 23, 2015
I LOVE this book!!! Ian has taken the texts of the original Penny Dreadfuls (an historic story in itself) and placed them in the context of a wholly original, yet complementary, story. I think it is bloody brilliant.
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