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A Clutch of Vampires: These Being Among the Best from History & Literature

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Dark red hard cover by Bell Publishing, 1974. Gilt lettering. Ilus throughout with black and white sketches and some photos. The Vampire as he/she has appeared through legend, history, and literature.
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published 1974 by Bell Publishing Co.
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Graham
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Before Buffy, before Twilight there was the Vampire. And this little tome details the history of such as mentioned in ancient Roman texts as well as the Romanian and Hungarian mythologies. What is a lovely bonus is that you also get Le Fanu's Carmilla which is a spine-tingling novella, as well as the unpublished opening chapter of Bram Stoker's Dracula. If you are interested in these monsters of myth and legend and want to see how the idea has developed over time, this is your book. It's a good ...more
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Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
McNally's books are required reading for the vampire collector.
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Really excellent collection of vampire stories
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Raymond T McNally was an American author and professor of Russian and East European History at Boston College. He specialized in the history of horror and wrote many books around the subject.
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