Biography: Thomas Pecket Prest, also known as Thomas Preskett Prest, was a British writer, journalist and musician in the early 1800s. He is known for producing an enormous number of penny dreadful serials, and creating the fictional character of Sweeney Todd. He is thought to be the author of Varney the Vampire, although some think the work was written by J.M. Ryder. Prest himself wrote under several pen names, including Bos, and wrote several novels satirizing Charles Dickens, otherwise known as Boz.
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  1. Varney the Vampire
    Varney the Vampire
    by Thomas Preskett Prest

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    Sir Francis Varney has an unusual interest in the Bannerworth family, and their daughter Flora. He simply cannot help himself; as a vampire he feeds on her vitality. Varney is a good man, though. Almost as strong as his unquenchable thirst is his desire to save himself and spare his victims.

    Category: Vampire Romance