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Transylvanian Superstitions (Scripta Minora, #2)

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"Transylvanian Superstitions" written by Emily Gerard and first published in 1885 is widely held to have provided key inspiration to Bram Stoker while creating the novel Dracula.

On the other hand, "The Vampire in Romania" by Agnes Murgoci is one of the best accounts of the belief in vampires in Romania.

“Transylvania might well be termed the land of superstition, for
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Paperback, 84 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Brenda A
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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The book that started it all!

The essays in here were the ones that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. As with most authors, he took fairly extreme artistic license with the source material. Most descriptions of vampires describe them as being ruddy faced, not pale. There’s no mention of turning into a bat or hypnotizing unsuspecting victims.

It’s a quick read and it’s utterly fascinating.
Nie
C'est un petit livre de 120 pages qui se lit très vite et que j'ai trouvé super intéressant! Ça n'a pas beaucoup de prétention car c'est pas vraiment une démarche scientifique mais du coup c'est pas rébarbatif à lire.
heidi
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting book. I liked it.
Buveneswary Pillai
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I gave it 4 stars due to formatting: 2 chapters that don't have distinct demarcations or subtitles.

One has to read with an open mind for this a book of superstitions

Content: Bram Stoker was definitely inspired by this book. Those who did not understand the "Blue Flame" in "Dracula" will be informed here.

The terms such as Strigoi, Strigoica, Vrolak, Vrkolak, Pricolici, and Drac are explained. However, some of these terms are used interchangeably.

Ways to protect oneself from these demoniacal
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The book that started it all!

The essays in here were the ones that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula. As with most authors, he took fairly extreme artistic license with the source material. Most descriptions of vampires describe them as being ruddy faced, not pale. There’s no mention of turning into a bat or hypnotizing unsuspecting victims.

It’s a quick read and it’s utterly fascinating.
Buveneswary Pillai
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I gave it 4 stars due to formatting: 2 chapters that don't have distinct demarcations or subtitles.

One has to read with an open mind for this a book of superstitions

Content: Bram Stoker was definitely inspired by this book. Those who did not understand the "Blue Flame" in "Dracula" will be informed here.

The terms such as Strigoi, Strigoica, Vrolak, Vrkolak, Pricolici, and Drac are explained. However, some of these terms are used interchangeably.

Ways to protect oneself from these demoniacal
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heidi
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting book. I liked it.
Nie
C'est un petit livre de 120 pages qui se lit très vite et que j'ai trouvé super intéressant! Ça n'a pas beaucoup de prétention car c'est pas vraiment une démarche scientifique mais du coup c'est pas rébarbatif à lire.
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Jane Emily Gerard was a nineteenth-century author best known for the influence her collections of Transylvanian folklore had on Bram Stoker's Dracula.