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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Katherine Streeter, Sarah Vowell
The Age of Edison
Ernest Freeberg
Tales of the Alhambra
Washington Irving
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Alison Gernsheim
The Collected Plays of Theodore Dreiser
Frederic E. Rusch, Keith Newlin
Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
Peter Hurd, N.C. Wyeth
The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra: A Discussion, Vol 1
Haruo Suda Katsuji Saito, Takanori Endo, Daisaku Ikeda
Advice to Writers: A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights
Jon Winokur
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland
Growing Up Dead (Volume 1) - Greg Wilkey

 I received a review copy of the book and audio book from the publisher.


I devoured this book. It was delicious and I wanted more. When I done, I actually went back to the beginning and started reading it again, something that I cannot remember doing before.


As a fan of gothic Victorian literature, I have particularly sought out the earlier versions of vampire lore and stories. In my opinion, this book contributes to the growing legacy of vampire mythos.


The reader of the audio book, Maxwell Zener, understands the essence of the story and was able to portray the characters and mood as I imagined it while reading.