Vampiricon: 50 Vampire Books, Stories, and Poems (Dracula, Dracula's Guest, Carmilla, Varney, The Vampyre, More)

Vampiricon: 50 Vampire Books, Stories, and Poems (Dracula, Dracula's Guest, Carmilla, Varney, The Vampyre, More)

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by Bram Stoker, J. SHERIDAN LE FANU, H. G. Wells, James Malcolm Rymer, Smashbooks
     
 
Journey through popular vampire lore with this Vampiricon full of 50 poems, novels, and stories from the 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s. Discover the lore and myth behind today's favorite vampire books like those in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series.

Some of these works don't explicitly include the term "vampire," but they

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Journey through popular vampire lore with this Vampiricon full of 50 poems, novels, and stories from the 1700s, 1800s, and early 1900s. Discover the lore and myth behind today's favorite vampire books like those in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series.

Some of these works don't explicitly include the term "vampire," but they lay the foundation for future vampire lore. In the case of Ruddigore, the vampire connection is vague, but present in a few interesting facts: Ruthven (pronounced Rivven) is also the name of one of the first vampires in English literature (see John Polidori's "The Vampyre," which is also included in this volume); Sir Roderic Murgatroyd, one of the deceased baronets, is typically dressed as a vampire when he steps out of his portrait; and Robin is foiled in his attempt at abducting Rose by a Union Jack flag--a visual gag when you realize the flag has a cross, which is anathema to vampires.

Vampiricon includes the following vampire works:

Der Vampir, by Heinrich August Ossenfelder (1748)
Lenore, by Gottfried August Burger (1774)
The Bride of Corinth, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1797)
Wake Not the Dead, by Johann Ludwig Tieck (1800)
Thalaba the Destroyer, by Robert Southey (1801)
The Vampire, by John Stagg (1810)
Cristabel, by Samuel Tayler Coleridge (1816)
The Vampyre, a Tale, by John Polidori (1819)
The Giaour, by Lord Byron (1819)
Fragment of a Novel, by Lord Byron (1819)
Lamia, by John Keats (1820)
La Belle Dame sans Merci, by John Keats (1820)
The Viy, by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1835)
Berenice, by Edgar Allan Poe (1835)
The Dead Lover, by Theophile Gautier (1836)
Varney the Vampire, or The Feast of Blood: A Romance, by James Malcolm Rymer (1845)
The Vampyre, by James Clerk Maxwell (1845)
Morella, by Edgar Allan Poe (1850)
Metamorphosis of the Vampire, by Charles Baudelaire (1857)
The Last Lords of Gardonal, by William Gilbert (1867)
Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1872)
The Vampyre (Stigioul), by Vasile Alecsandri (1886)
Ken’s Mystery, by Julian Hawthorne (1887)
A Mystery of the Campagna, by Anne Crawford (1887)
Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse, by William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (1887)
Let Loose, by Mary Cholmondeley (1890)
The Last of the Vampires, by Phil Robinson (1893)
The True Story of a Vampire, by Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (1894)
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid, by H. G. Wells (1894)
The Vampire of Croglin Grange, by Augustus Hare (1896)
Good Lady Ducayne, by Mary E. Braddon (1896)
The Vampire, by Rudyard Kipling (1897)
Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)
Dracula’s Guest, by Bram Stoker (1897)
The Tomb of Sarah, by F. G. Loring (1900)
Marsyas in Flanders, by Vernon Lee (1900)
The Vampire Maid, by Hume Nisbet (1900)
Luella Miller, by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman (1902)
Lazarus, by Leonid Andreyev (1906)
The House of the Vampire, by George Sylvester Viereck (1907)
The Feather Pillow, by Horacio Quiroga (1907)
The Singular Death of Morton, by Algernon Blackwood (1910)
For the Blood is the Life, by F. Marion Crawford (1911)
The Transfer, by Algernon Blackwood (1912)
The Room in the Tower, E. F. Benson (1912)
The Vampire, by Conrad Aiken (1914)
An Episode of Cathedral History, by M. R. James (1914)
Aylmer Vance and the Vampire, by Alice and Claude Askew (1914)
The Vampire, by Jan Neruda (1920)
Mrs. Amworth, by E. F. Benson (1922)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012179876
Publisher:
Smashbooks
Publication date:
06/21/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
637,226
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2 MB

Meet the Author

Abraham (Bram) Stoker (1847-1912) is the author of one of the English language’s best-known books of mystery and horror, Dracula. Written in epistolary form, Dracula chronicles a vampire’s journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London and is a virtual textbook of Victorian-era fears and anxieties. Stoker also wrote several other horror novels, including The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of the White Worm.

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