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Book of the Vampire
An examination of the vampire in legend and history, taking Bram Stoker's Dracula as a starting point since it is mainly responsible for the vampire's modern notoriety. Nigel Suckling examines Dracula's fictional ancestry as well as the folklore and historical characters (such as Vlad the Impaler and Countess Elizabeth Bathory) that informed Stoker's many-layered monster. ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Facts, Figures & Fun
(first published 2008)
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The first few chapters of this book are really great. You learn alot about the vampire myth and the inspirations for Bram Stoker. My favorite part was about all of the unkown authors who wrote about this myth. Also you learn still more about what an uber mega tool Lord Byron was. How he stole a man's ideas and drove him to suicide.