Because I haven’t but have been wanting to for ages! I’m a little bit obsessed with vampires and Gothic horror stories and can’t really explain why I haven’t read it yet. If you have, please tell me what you thought! I just ordered it online and it’s a version of In a Glass Darkly that contains four other short stories by the author.
Carmilla is a novella from 1871-72 by the author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It’s one of the first (lesbian) vampire fictions and it’s also what Bram Stoker took a lot of his inspiration from to Dracula. The plot circles around 19 year old Laura, a girl who lives in a secluded, luxurious castle far away from the rest of the world. One night, there’s an accident with a carriage outside of the castle and the family has to take care of a girl the same age as Laura, this is Carmilla. The girls are fond of each other but Carmilla is far from ordinary, she has mysterious habits and girls in the area suddenly starts to die from strange diseases… And if you’d rather read the entire plot it’s basically out on wikipedia, but I don’t want to spoil anything just yet.