Monday, May 18, 2009

Ten best femmes fatales in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best femmes fatales in literature.

One femme on the list:

Sheridan Le Fanu's tale of a female vampire predates Dracula and established the character of the supernaturally beautiful young woman who is after your blood – literally. Living in a castle with her father, lonely Laura is befriended by the moody, mysterious Carmilla, who seems to sleep most of the day. Bad dreams and bite marks follow. Will Laura discover her lovely companion's true identity in time?
Read about all ten femmes fatales on Mullan's list.

Carmilla also made Lisa Tuttle's critic's chart of top vampire books.

--Marshal Zeringue