Download PDF or read online The Vampire Tapestry Book by Suzy McKee Charnas and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2008-08-19 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A vampire living in modern-day America, Dr. Edward Weyland discovers that it is a world he can manipulate with ease, despite a stoic South African widow who discovers his true identity and an occultist who seeks to acquire his power. Reprint.
Download PDF or read online Encyclopedia of the Vampire: The Living Dead in Myth, Legend, and Popular Culture Book by S. T. Joshi and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 2010-11-04 with total page 453 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore. • Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism • Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires • Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries • A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires
Download PDF or read online Vampire Tapestry Book by Suzy McKee Charnas and published by . This book was released on 1983-05-01 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online The Blood is the Life Book by Leonard G. Heldreth and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The essays in this volume use a humanistic viewpoint to explore the evolution and significance of the vampire in literature from the Romantic era to the millennium."--BOOK JACKET.
Download PDF or read online Blood Read Book by Joan Gordon and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 1997-10 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Scholars and writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Japan examine how today's vampire has evolved from that of the last century, consider the vampire as a metaphor for consumption within the context of social concerns, and discuss the vampire figure in terms of contemporary literary theory.
Download PDF or read online The Vampire Book Book by J Gordon Melton and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.
Download PDF or read online The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters Book by Rosemary Guiley and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Monsters and shape-shifters have always held a special fascination in mythologies, legends, and folklore the world over. From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, 600 entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading.
Download PDF or read online The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English Book by Lorna Sage and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-09-30 with total page 708 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This Guide aims to consolidate and epitomise the re-reading of women's writing that has gone on in the last twenty-five years. This is an opportunity for stock-taking - a timely project, when so much writing has been rediscovered, reclaimed and republished. There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence. The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in an historical - and geographical - sweep that takes us up to the present day. The book reflects the spread of literacy, the history of colonisation and the development of post-colonial cultures using and changing the English language. The entries are written by contributors from all the countries covered. The result is a work of reference with a unique feeling for the vitality, wealth and diversity of women's writing.
Download PDF or read online Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes] Book by Matt Cardin and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 967 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion
Download PDF or read online The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television Book by and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-09-18 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.
Download PDF or read online Blood Thirst Book by Leonard Wolf and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1999-01-28 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In Blood Thirst: One Hundred Years of Vampire Fiction, Leonard Wolf gathers thirty tales in which vampires of all varieties make their ghastly presence felt.
Download PDF or read online Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture Book by William Patrick Day and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories—from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite—have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.
Download PDF or read online Blood Sisters Book by Paula Guran and published by Start Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2015-05-05 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A tantalizing selection of stories from some of the best female authors who’ve helped define the modern vampire. Bram Stoker was hardly the first author—male or female—to fictionalize the folkloric vampire, but he defined the modern iconic vampire when Dracula appeared in 1897. Since then, many have reinterpreted the ever-versatile vampire over and over again—and female writers have played vital roles in proving that the vampire, as well as our perpetual fascination with it, is truly immortal. These authors have devised some of the most fascinating, popular, and entertaining of our many vampiric variations: suavely sensual . . . fascinating but fatal . . . sexy and smart . . . undead but prone to detection . . . tormented or terrifying . . . amusing or amoral . . . doomed or deadly . . . badass and beautiful . . . cutting-edge or classic . . . Blood Sisters collects a wide range of fantastical stories from New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Nancy Holder, Catherynne M. Valente, and Carrie Vaughn, and critically acclaimed writers Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Tanith Lee, all of whom have left their indelible and unique stamps on the vampire genre. Whether they are undeniably heroes and heroines or bloodthirsty monsters (or something in between), the undead are a lively lot. This anthology offers some of the best short fiction ever written by the “blood sisters” who know them best: stories you can really sink your teeth into.
Download PDF or read online The Vampire Book by Nick Groom and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An authoritative new history of the vampire, two hundred years after it first appeared on the literary scene Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori’s publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom’s detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century, when Enlightenment science collided with Eastern European folklore and apparently verified outbreaks of vampirism, capturing the attention of medical researchers, political commentators, social theorists, theologians, and philosophers. Groom accordingly traces the vampire from its role as a monster embodying humankind’s fears, to that of an unlikely hero for the marginalized and excluded in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literary and artistic representations, as well as medical, forensic, empirical, and sociopolitical perspectives, this rich and eerie history presents the vampire as a strikingly complex being that has been used to express the traumas and contradictions of the human condition.
Download PDF or read online Not Your Mother's Vampire Book by Deborah Wilson Overstreet and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2006-08-15 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Traces the evolution of vampire stories, explores Anne Rice's influence on vampire fiction and films, and discusses the vampire as metaphor in ten classic texts.
Download PDF or read online The Vampire Book Book by DK and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2009-09-01 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Get your teeth into all things vampire with this gruesome ebook Does your child love vampires? Then bring them face to fang with these evil beings. From how to kill a vampire, to famous profiles including Vlad the Impaler, they'll find out everything they every wanted to know about the world's most evil bloodsuckers. Packed with tons of creepy vampire facts and chilling illustrations - no vampire-lover should be without one.
Download PDF or read online Reading the Vampire Book by Ken Gelder and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-08-27 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.