10 Short Vampire Tales You Can Read Online


There are some wonderful classic vampire stories out there, led by the amazing Dracula and followed up by modern favorites such as Interview with a Vampire. I enjoy reading about vampires (at least the non-sparkly kind). I find them spooky, gothic, and usually sophisticated in their own way. People have been writing about these creepy figures for as long as there have been stories. Below I have collected ten short stories featuring vampires that are in the public domain and available for anyone to read.

Wake Not the Dead by Johann Ludwig Tieck (~1800) can be read online here

The Vampyre by John Polidori (1816) can be read online here

Clarimonde by Théophile Gautier (1836) can be read online here

Varney the Vampire by J.M. Rymer and T.P. Prest (1847) can be read online here

Vikram and the Vampir by Richard F. Burton (1870) can be read online here

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1872) can be read online here

The Vampire Maid by Hume Nisbet (1900) can be read online here

Count Magnus by M.R. James (1904) can be read online here

Aylmer Vance And The Vampire by Alice and Claude Askew (1914) can be read online here

The Vampire Cat by Gerard Van Etten (1918) can be read online here

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