Sheridan Le Fanu

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Moravian Nobleman Character Analysis

A nobleman who originally vanquished the vampire in the village near the Karnstein estate by cutting off its head. He is the ancestor of the Baron Vordenburg, and a lover of the Countess Mircalla/Carmilla. Upon her early death, he moved her tomb so that her body would not be exhumed to see if she was a vampire.
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Moravian Nobleman Character Timeline in Carmilla

The timeline below shows where the character Moravian Nobleman appears in Carmilla. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 13
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...was attacked by a vampire. They were only saved by the arrival of a passing nobleman who defeated the vampire by cutting off its head. The nobleman then reportedly removed the... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...and her father for a few weeks. Laura’s father recounted the story of the Moravian nobleman who had defeated the vampire and asked the Baron how the nobleman knew the location... (full context)
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...person commits suicide, and the people whom they visit also die and become vampires. The nobleman discovered these truths about vampires and vowed to learn more. The nobleman realized that Mircalla,... (full context)