Inspiring Dracula: Varney the Vampire

I wrote a piece for Inciting Sparks earlier this month about Varney the Vampire, the Victorian penny-dreadful which inspired  later depictions of the vampire in popular fiction and culture.

Inciting Sparks also has a host of other great articles, please check it out!

Click the link below to read the piece:
The Vampire before the Vampire: Varney and the Feast of Blood

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Image: Original title cover, Public Domain

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