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The Encyclopedist

Apr 18, 2022

A defense of the 1840s penny blood Varney the Vampire. An unjustly-maligned work, Varney is the first novel-length vampire story in the English language, and is one of the two most influential vampire stories of all time. And yet people call it "stilted," "awkward," "pedantic," and "just bad." Wrong, wrong, WRONG. Varney is actually pretty good, and in this episode I'll tell you why.