Varney, the Vampyre Vol. 1

Thomas Peckett PREST (1810 - 1859)

This is volume 1 of 3.

Originally published as a penny dreadful from 1845 until 1847, when it first appeared in book form, Varney the Vampyre is a forerunner to vampire stories such as Dracula, which it heavily influenced.

Flora Bannersworth is attacked in her own room in the middle of the night, and although her attacker is seemingly shot dead, the body is nowhere to be found. The discovery of two small bite marks on Flora's neck leads Mr Marchdale, an old friend of the family, to the conclusion that she was bitten by a vampire. While Flora recovers, her brother Henry and Mr Marchdale begin their hunt for the vampire. Their suspicions soon fall on the mysterious Sir Francis Varney, who has just bought an old abbey near Bannersworth Hall, and who bears an uncanny resemblance to Marmaduke Bannersworth, a long-dead ancestor of the family. (Summary by Annika Feilbach)

Note that the original text does not have chapters labeled 41-43. The chapters have been renumbered to be consecutive in this project.

Genre(s): General Fiction, Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Annika Feilbach
00:02:02
Play 01 Chapter 1 Annika Feilbach
00:15:33
Play 02 Chapter 2 Roger Melin
00:14:16
Play 03 Chapter 3 scottjns
00:15:04
Play 04 Chapter 4 Jodi Krangle
00:34:59
Play 05 Chapter 5 Jodi Krangle
00:25:37
Play 06 Chapter 6 lizzyblack
00:20:06
Play 07 Chapter 7 Nancy Roberts
00:27:01
Play 08 Chapter 8 Jonathan Horniblow
00:22:22
Play 09 Chapter 9 Sibella Denton
00:10:38
Play 10 Chapter 10 Sibella Denton
00:11:48
Play 11 Chapter 11 Belinda Brown
00:16:53
Play 12 Chapter 12 Belinda Brown
00:31:56
Play 13 Chapter 13 Roger Melin
00:28:27
Play 14 Chapter 14 Sibella Denton
00:09:38
Play 15 Chapter 15 LMTobias
00:32:57
Play 16 Chapter 16 Kalynda
00:14:56
Play 17 Chapter 17 LMTobias
00:24:31
Play 18 Chapter 18 Nichole Karl
00:18:43
Play 19 Chapter 19 LMTobias
00:28:50
Play 20 Chapter 20 Roger Melin
00:13:24
Play 21 Chapter 21 Marfschen
00:17:21
Play 22 Chapter 22 Lise Esch
00:17:34
Play 23 Chapter 23 Justin Brett
00:29:42
Play 24 Chapter 24 Wes Kingston
00:17:13
Play 25 Chapter 25 Wes Kingston
00:29:10
Play 26 Chapter 26 lizzyblack
00:23:47
Play 27 Chapter 27 Roger Melin
00:26:58
Play 28 Chapter 28 scottjns
00:23:04
Play 29 Chapter 29 Sibella Denton
00:12:13
Play 30 Chapter 30 Sibella Denton
00:11:06
Play 31 Chapter 31 Roger Melin
00:22:35
Play 32 Chapter 32 Roger Melin
00:15:33
Play 33 Chapter 33 Roger Melin
00:20:23
Play 34 Chapter 34 Kristine Bekere
00:23:42
Play 35 Chapter 35 Nichole Karl
00:13:23
Play 36 Chapter 36 Roger Melin
00:17:58
Play 37 Chapter 37 Roger Melin
00:36:53
Play 38 Chapter 38 Roger Melin
00:40:14
Play 39 Chapter 39 Scott Carpenter
00:25:11
Play 40 Chapter 40 Scott Carpenter
00:32:58
Play 41 Chapter 41 Roger Melin
00:44:12
Play 42 Chapter 42 Roger Melin
00:25:44
Play 43 Chapter 43 Roger Melin
00:15:05
Play 44 Chapter 44 Roger Melin
00:16:10
Play 45 Chapter 45 CateranLlama
00:16:32
Play 46 Chapter 46 Roger Melin
00:13:36
Play 47 Chapter 47 Nichole Karl
00:08:04
Play 48 Chapter 48 Nichole Karl
00:11:54
Play 49 Chapter 49 Nichole Karl
00:11:32
Play 50 Chapter 50 Roger Melin
00:11:21
Play 51 Chapter 51 Roger Melin
00:11:13
Play 52 Chapter 52 Roger Melin
00:12:09
Play 53 Chapter 53 Nichole Karl
00:12:21
Play 54 Chapter 54 Roger Melin
00:14:40
Play 55 Chapter 55 Anna Roberts
00:17:25
Play 56 Chapter 56 Carob
00:10:47
Play 57 Chapter 57 Roger Melin
00:16:17
Play 58 Chapter 58 Lorelle Anderson
00:25:56
Play 59 Chapter 59 scottjns
00:18:47
Play 60 Chapter 60 Roger Melin
00:27:55
Play 61 Chapter 61 Roger Melin
00:30:26
Play 62 Chapter 62 Roger Melin
00:16:25