Vampire History and Lore

Vampire History and Lore

by Stuart A. Kallen



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Vampire History and Lore by Stuart A. Kallen

"Throughout the whole vast shadowy world of ghosts and demons," Montague Summers wrote in his 1928 book Vampire: His Kith and Kin, "there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and abhorred, yet dight [adorned] with such fearful fascination, as the vampire." The "fearful fascination" that Summers refers to has not waned. In fact, vampire lore abounds-in books and movies, in history and in contemporary life-and today's teens are among the driving forces in what could be called vampire mania.

The Vampire Library examines the world of vampires from a variety of perspectives including history, contemporary life, literature, and film. Lively narrative, personal accounts from the past and present, and strange facts will appeal to casual readers and student researchers alike. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for readers and report writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601521323
Publisher: ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Series: The Vampire Library
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Kiss That Kills 4

Chapter 1 A History Written in Blood 9

Chapter 2 Spirits Walking by Night 26

Chapter 3 A Plague of Vampires 41

Chapter 4 Literature Transforms Lore 57

Source Notes 75

For Further Exploration 77

Index 78

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