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Varney the Vampyre, or, the Feast of Blood: A Romance

Varney the Vampyre, or, the Feast of Blood: A Romance (1845-7) is one of the longest-running and most successful Victorian penny fiction serials, popularly termed "penny bloods." Written primarily by James Malcolm Rymer, the creator of penny fiction villain Sweeney Todd, as one of the top writers at Edward Lloyd's Salisbury Square penny fiction factory, Varney is an innovative, wide-ranging contribution to nineteenth-century British vampire lore.

An Old Soldier's Story

April, 2022

An Old Soldier's Story

George Weslow

 

As my mind probes deep
into the depths of Hell,
I remember an old soldier
with a story to tell.

He said "Son", I've fought in wars
since before you were born,
I've seen its victims
their bodies all twisted and torn.

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