"The glamour of Clarke's name may have partly explained the secret of his charm, but, even in circles where literary fame is no passport, he could, if he chose, exercise an almost terrible fascination. Subtle and profound, he had ransacked the coffers of medieval dialecticians and plundered the arsenals of the Sophists. Many years later, when the vultures of misfortune had swooped down upon him, and his name was no longer mentioned without a sneer, he was still remembered in New York drawing-rooms as the man who had brought to perfection the art of talking. Even to dine with him was a liberal education. Clarke's marvelous conversational power was equaled only by his marvelous style. Ernest Fielding's heart leaped in him at the thought that henceforth he would be privileged to live under one roof with the only writer of his generation who could lend to the English language the rich strength and rugged music of the Elizabethans." "The House of the Vampire" is a novel about the life of a talented musician and playwright and the mystery of his life, revealed by the mix of both the fame and tragedy he endures.
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George Sylvester Viereck (1884-1962) was a German-American poet, writer, and propagandist who was friends with renowned scientist Nikola Tesla.