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Vampires: The Myths, Legends, & Lore

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A thrilling treasury of vampire lore!

Since the seventeenth century, people have been frightened, mesmerized, and fascinated by the terrifying tales of vampires. In this book, you'll uncover the history and mystery behind these bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Bosnian Lampir, whose disease-ridden corpse s
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 31st 2014 by Adams Media Corporation (first published July 4th 2014)
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Blak Rayne
Feb 25, 2015 Blak Rayne rated it it was amazing
I love vampires, and especially the eroticism associated with them. I own numerous vampire movies and books. My all time favourite motion picture is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Gary Oldman was spectacular. Another favourite is Underworld. I can’t get enough of Kate Beckinsale and Bill Nighy.
So when I happened across Aubrey Sherman’s Vampires - The Myths, Legends, and Lore, I had to buy it. And I wasn’t disappointed. This small, 224 page, hardcover book was worth every dime. From the wonderful introd
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Wendy Mills
Sep 19, 2016 Wendy Mills rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating and entertaining read. The author not only gives you in-depth information about the varied legends revolving around vampires, but also about witches and werewolves too, and how they co-relate to one another. Also included are many pop references from some of the most known paranormal, horror, and suspense authors like Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, and Bram Stoker. A must have reference book for anyone who loves vampires.
Stormcrow
Aug 24, 2015 Stormcrow rated it it was ok
This book is probably meant to be more of a reference book than something read cover to cover, nevertheless, I slowly made my way through it from start to finish. Being a treatise on vampires with many short anecdotes, it gets incredibly repetitive (they found the body, cut off off its head, stuffed his mouth full of garlic... two pages later: they found the body, cut off off its head, stuffed his mouth full of garlic... etc.)

Not to say there aren't some interesting tidbits here and there, but
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Ghislain
Jul 08, 2016 Ghislain rated it liked it
Au final, une première moitié de livre très intéressante puis une seconde bien moins palpitante. Le chapitre très décevant sur le jeu vidéo et les vampires étant certainement le pivot dans la baisse d'intérêt. La première partie se présente comme une archéologie du vampire. L'approche ethnologique est tout à fait pertinente. La seconde prenant davantage un angle sociologique teintée de délire type "guide de survie" est bien moins convaincante.
Lannoy 29
Intéressant mais inégal

Je dois dire que la première moitié de l'ouvrage est plus intéressante que la seconde. Le court chapitre concernant le jeu vidéo est très décevant et marque la césure et le début d'une perte de régime. En effet, l'ouvrage quitte alors sa dimension ethnologique.
KayLynn Zollinger
Feb 11, 2015 KayLynn Zollinger rated it really liked it
Anyone who loves vampires and wants to learn more, should read this. It's like a 'Vampires for Dummies' book but so much classier. Refers to lore as well as pop culture. I learned so much interesting historical tidbits and have about 20 new books and movies added to my lists!
Lorian Jones
Apr 23, 2015 Lorian Jones rated it liked it
This book were required for me to read in class. I learn some of the cool things in each chapters and also I love when this book talk about my favorite author Anne Rice and her books.
Izamary
Aug 01, 2016 Izamary rated it liked it
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