The Monster With A Thousand Faces: Guises Of The Vampire In Myth And Literature

The Monster With A Thousand Faces: Guises Of The Vampire In Myth And Literature

by Brian J. Frost
     
 

Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert

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Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Conqueror to the malevolent fetus in Eddy C. Bertin’s “Something Small, Something Hungry.” Nostalgia buffs will enjoy a discussion of the vampire yarns in the pulp magazines of the interwar years, while fans of contemporary vampire fiction will also be sated.

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An inventory of the vampire's in fact and fiction, an explanation for the vampire's tenacious hold on our imaginations, and a historical survey of the vampire story. Cloth edition (not seen), $27.95. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879724603
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
12/15/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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