In a Glass Darkly III. Carmilla
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814—1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. Predating Bram Stoker's "Dracula" by over twenty years, the gothic novel "Carmilla" becomes the first vampire fiction story ever written on paper. It tells the story of a girl named Laura, whose life path intersects with a female vampire Camilla. Gradually, their relationship grows into a friendship, but Carmilla's true nature gradually becomes more and more obvious.