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Vampires in literature

Kris Hirschmann

Vampires in literature

by Kris Hirschmann

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Published by ReferencePoint Press in San Diego, CA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Kris Hirschmann
SeriesVampire library
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN56.V3 H57 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24493545M
ISBN 101601521340
ISBN 109781601521347
LC Control Number2010010104
OCLC/WorldCa564132779

Victorian literature tends to present the vampire myth as a sexual allegory in which English female virtue is menaced by foreign predators. For example Sheridan Le Fanu’s short story ‘Carmilla’ () places the virtuous English girl Laura at the mercy of the predatory East European vampire of the title. Dracula follows a similar pattern. Our Vampires Are Different / Literature One of the biggest weaknesses of vampires focused on in the book is that vampirism is a "curse" that prevents a vampire from interacting with, speaking of, or even thinking of anything holy — not just crosses, but Bible verses.

Found in the extensive Peter Haining book and ephemera collection - a xerox of The Vampire in Literature: a Critical Bibliography (edited by Margaret L. Carter, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.: Umi Research Press ) Principally a bibliography of vampire fiction in English, but also covering drama, anthologies, nonfiction studies of vampires in literature, and including a checklist of non.   Vampires--are back in business, and truth be told--despite many forms of questionable fiction trying it’s damnedest to take away the eternal swagger .

  Buy a cheap copy of The Mammoth Book of Vampires by Stephen Jones. Award-winning horror editor Stephen Jones presents thirty-six modern masters of the macabre—among them Harlan Ellison, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Paul McAuley, Peter Free shipping over $/5(4).   Read on—in the daylight, of course—for our picks for the five scariest vampires in literature. Don Simon Ysidro from Those Who Hunt the Night, by Barbara Hambly What makes Ysidro so terrifying isn’t his centuries-long reputation of murdering innocent people, it’s Author: Grace Srinivasiah.


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