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The Vampire Encyclopedia

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The vampire has haunted the imaginations of people for centuries. It has been the subject of myth, legend, and folklore; the villain, and occassional hero, of films and novels. Today, the vampire is alive and flourishing in hit television shows, special night clubs, and even comic books.

With more than 2,000 entries in A - Z format, The Vampire Encyclopedia offers informati

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Gramercy
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Christopher Roden
Feb 20, 2009 Christopher Roden rated it liked it
Hadn't seen or heard of this before a trip to Seattle, where it was lurking, waiting to be given a good home.

I can't say that Matthew Bunson is held in high regard, since I don't rate his THE SHERLOCK HOLMES ENCYCLOPEDIA particularly highly, but the entries that I've looked at in this vampire volume seem competent, and it's a useful addition to the reference shelf.
Malcolm Forman
Jan 29, 2014 Malcolm Forman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost as good as the Vampire Book this is a must have for those that truly are interested in the subject of vampires.
Oct 13, 2012 Guntrotingidiot rated it really liked it
A good information book for all your vampire needs! Covers vampires all over the world, media, and in real life (Vlad The Impaler). Great for research if you want to write about vampires or kill them.
I haven't read the whole book but it looked like a necessary addition to my reference collection. There are over 2,000 entries including several lists of books and films, plays and even poetry.
Feb 11, 2013 Mary-ann rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a writing resource, this is a good informational encyclopedia without drama, references back to movies, etc. and includes good descriptions of folkloric vampirism.
Sep 11, 2011 Dustin rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
As a Game Master, I've often found inspiration in the mythologies of the world. This book is a fantastic collection of the myths and stories of vampires from around the world.
Dec 17, 2011 Flavia rated it really liked it
All that you need to know about you demons, vamps, werewolves and other supernaturals.
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pretty good.
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The vampire encyclopedia 1 6 May 07, 2011 11:22PM  
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Matthew E. Bunson is the author of numerous popular and historical encyclopedias, including The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, The Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire, and The Vampire Encyclopedia. He has served as a consultant to the BBC, CBS Radio, MSNBC, NBC News, and USA Today. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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