Clarimonde

Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,347 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,144
Added to site: 2007.09.19
mnybks.net#: 18294
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Translated By Lafcadio Hearn.

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very dress might serve as a pall for your coffin.

And I felt life rising within me like a subterranean lake, expanding and overflowing; my blood leaped fiercely through my arteries; my long-restrained youth suddenly burst into active being, like the aloe which blooms but once in a hundred years, and then bursts into blossom with a clap of thunder.

What could I do in order to see Clarimonde once more? I had no pretext to offer for desiring to leave the seminary, not knowing any person in the city. I would not even be able to remain there but a short time, and was only waiting my assignment to the curacy which I must thereafter occupy. I tried to remove the bars of the window; but it was at a fearful height from the ground, and I found that as I had no ladder it would be useless to think of escaping thus. And, furthermore, I could descend thence only by night in any event, and afterward how should I be able to find my way through the inextricable labyrinth of streets? All these difficulties, which

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Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
2010.01.25
Christine
*****

Excellent "oh ah" melodrama from 19th century, with wonderfully rich and romantic Gothic imagery! And Clarimonde is most sumptuous sirens of vampire literature, easily outshining these modern upstarts!

2007.09.25
Cheryl
****.

This starts out as a love story, but then turns into something gruesome. Fans of the book "Carmilla" will enjoy this novella.

2007.09.21
Waldo Gemio
****.

Beautifully told story of a priest who falls in love with a beautiful woman at the very moment of taking his vows, and proceeds to lead a double life.

But she's dead.

Or is she?


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