Eric Count Stenbock was at the end of 19th century one of those eccentric dandies, who were influenced by Oscar Wilde
As the heir of an aristocratic Swedish family he inherited the largest manor in Estonia Kolga Kolk
But most of his short life he spent in England
He published some slim volumes of verse and seven stories in the collection Studies of Death Romantic Tales
The Sad Story of a Vampire is most popular of these
The little story is illustrated by Mari Kanasaar, who lives in Tallinn, Estonia.