The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vampires

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vampires

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by Jay Stevenson PhD
     
 

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Vampires are the hottest topic in popular culture today. From the now classic novels of Anne Rice, to the mega-selling series by Stephanie Meyer to the hit HBO series True Blood based on the bestselling novels of Charlaine Harris, the undead are certainly not dead in terms of books sales. Now, those curious about the history and lore of these creatures can

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Vampires are the hottest topic in popular culture today. From the now classic novels of Anne Rice, to the mega-selling series by Stephanie Meyer to the hit HBO series True Blood based on the bestselling novels of Charlaine Harris, the undead are certainly not dead in terms of books sales. Now, those curious about the history and lore of these creatures can get up to speed in the refreshed edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vampires. It provides a detailed explanation of the origins of vampires and insight into the fascination they hold in literature and belief.


Complete history and origins of this mythic creature.

An explanation of the various rules that vampires exist by.

A lively and exhaustive literary discussion of vampires and their importantce in fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101020012
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
01/21/2009
Series:
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
851 KB

Meet the Author

JAY STEVENSON, Ph.D., teaches writing, English literature, and cultural studies at Rutgers University and is the author of five Complete Idiot's Guides. He has written for studies in English Literature 1500-1900 and for the Grinnell Review.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Vampires 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ChelseaCullen More than 1 year ago
Easy to understand, great guide compiled with background information, impressive facts. Educational book for the current fiction trend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to see this book in the store. I have been a fan of vampire lore for as long as I can remember. I was even more excited to see the chapter entitled 'Grave Plots and Toothsome Tales' and in this chapter on page 238 the heading 'Passion Parasites'. Here the author mentions the genre of vampire romances, along with many of the talented authors that write these great tales. I was however, very dismayed to see that, author LORI HERTER was left out of this list of writers. Ms. Herter's Obession series, which included four titles, Obsession, Possession, Confession and Eternity pioneered the modern day vampire romance genre. The authors mentioned in Mr. Stevenson's book are all authors with their vampire romances still on the shelves, while Ms. Herter's series is out of print. But, I feel, with the proper research, Mr. Stevenson would have seen, that Lori Herter's name and contribution to the world of vampire romance literature would have been a 'must mention' in his book. This omission leaves me to wonder, what and/or who else did Mr. Stevenson omit simply because it would have required more detailed research. Hopefully, in the future, other books and guides dealing with this subject, will not only mention and feature Lori Herter, but they will interview Ms. Herter and use that interview as their opening to the introduction of the world of vampire romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vampires are sooooo cool. I wish i could be one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of vamps, but this book made me even more of a fan! It is sooo easy to understand and a great guide too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago