Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Docked some stars because the general's niece's story was one huge repetition of the story so far, and it got booooooring.

 

That said, I'm mind-boggled by the barely conceiled, heavy lesbian undertones. There are a couple of scenes that are thinly disguised orgasms and one that could easily be read as Carmilla using Laura's hand to achive it. Clearly, I'd had a gap in my Victorian reading.