Lord Ruthven Begins (Stage Play)

LORD RUTHVEN BEGINS (STAGE PLAY)
by Jules Dornay
adapted by Frank J. Morlock

cover by David Rabbitte

My science is cursed. I meddled with impenetrable mysteries. My impious eye has sounded the depths of the tomb, and from there, I have made an infernal monster appear. Three days ago, you laughed at the notion of those creatures whose lives continue after death, but they exist, the vampires live!

Scotland, 1648. Sir William Clifford expects to receive the vast Ruthven estates after the death of the old Lord, but a young man suddenly appears, claiming to the be the new Lord Ruthven, and also claiming the hand of the beautiful Anna Clifford in marriage.

Only Anna's lover, Dr. Maxwell, knows the handsome stranger's ghastly secret--that he is a vampire returned from the grave!

The origins of the accursed Lord Ruthven are finally revealed for the first time in Volume 3 of this unique trilogy, which includes Lord Ruthven Begins, an 1868 play by Jules Dornay and The Confession of Mary Queen of Scots Regarding Lord Ruthven, an all-new story by playwright and translator Frank J. Morlock.


Contents:
- Introduction by Jean-Marc Lofficier
- Lord Ruthven Begins (Douglas the Vampyre), a 1868 play by Jules Dornay adapted and retold by renowned playwright and translator Frank J. Morlock.
- The Confession of Mary Queen of Scots Regarding Lord Ruthven, an all-new story by Frank J. Morlock.

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