i ritratti profetici Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Prophetic Pictures is a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne we’ve been able to read thanks to ABEditore and their collection titled Micromondi and, specifically, in the mini-collection focused on art, in the paintings section. Author of the better-known The Scarlet Letter, he published this and other stories in the Twice-Told Tales collection. All theRead More →

Storie di Fantasmi da Fiabe popolari Russe di W. R. S. Ralston – Draculea

In the collection of Russian Folktales compiled by William Ralston Shedden-Ralston, there is a section entirely dedicated to ghost and spectre stories. In this section, one of the stories is none other than The Soldier and The Vampire which we talked about yesterday in a little deviation from our scheduled Draculea content.Read More →

Schalken il pittore di Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Draculea

Schalken the Painter is a short story by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu included in the collection titled The Watcher, and other weird stories published in 1894. The story, however, is far older than that and was published for the first time in 1839 in the Dublin University Magazine. Certainly better-known for authoring Carmilla, Le Fanu, asRead More →

La curiosa morte Morton di Algernon Henry Blackwood – Draculea

We’re taking another step in our vampirical journey, this time the protagonist is The Singular Death of Morton by Algernon Henry Blackwood. For this segment, ABEditore with their Draculea brings us back to the dawn of the XX century with an author who is famous for his strokes full of mystery. Blackwood,Read More →

Il Mistero di Ken di Julian Hawthorne - Draculea

Ken’s Mystery by Julian Hawthorne is the first story in the Draculea collection by ABEditore. Published in 1883 in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, it’s a short story – but not that short really – told for the most part in the first person by its own protagonist, and in part by oneRead More →

draculeaDissertazioni sopra le apparizioni de’ Spiriti, e sopra i Vampiri, o i Redivivi d’Ungheria, di Moravia e di Silesia di A. Calmet, 1751

Draculea – Racconti e Documenti di Veri o Presunti atti di Vampirismo is a tome published by ABEditore that collects stories and documents on, you guessed it, the theme of Vampirism. On a website like ours that goes as far as having vampires in its name and that can boastRead More →

il giglio nero

The Black Lily is a collection of stories that inserts itself in the series titled The Library of Lovecraft by Edizione Arcoiris. Seen as we’re talking about a collection, we will obviously be looking at it in segments that will bring us on a brand new exploration of the city of Florence.Read More →

l'ospite di dracula di bram stoker

Dracula’s Guest is today’s story for our Lockdown with a Vampire challenge, a collaboration with Bloody Reader. Written by Bram Stoker, it was initially planned as a part of Dracula but the author decided to take it out of the novel. Destined to remain unpublished, it was later published by hisRead More →

Carmilla di Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Written in 1872 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla is another of the big classics of vampire literature and the second tale we have chosen for our Lockdown with a Vampire challenge. As for the previous story, for this one too you’ll also find an article in Italian on the BloodyRead More →

il vampiro polidori quarantena col vampiro

The Vampyre by John William Polidori is the first story in our Lockdown with a Vampire challenge. We want to remind our readers that they can find a review of this story in Italian on the Bloody Reader blog too. The Vampyre by Polidori dates back to 1819 and it wouldn’tRead More →

quarantena col vampiro

Lockdown with a Vampire is a reading challenge we have embarked on in collaboration with the Bloody Reader of Bloody Books blog. Throughout this challenge, we’ll take a look at a list of short stories on the theme of vampires by considering and presenting one each day. It’s a great chanceRead More →

Hello, peoples of the web! Today’s appointment will be a little different from usual because we’ll be taking what I like to call a serial approach. This is not my first time with such a task although the first time it was more of a path in the life ofRead More →