A nice creepy little story for non-angsty vampire fans.

Wake Not the Dead (Dodo Press) - Johann Ludwig Tieck


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" "Wake Not the Dead" (a.k.a "Bride of the Grave") was was written in 1800 and is absolutely the first vampire prose story (and would have had the honor of being the first vampire story in English, beating out Polidori's "The Vampyre" (1819) for the honour if someone had translated Tieck's story prior to 1823."