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The Complete Book of Vampires.

Author: Leonard Ashley
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Possibly the most comprehensive book ever published on one of the world's oldest, and most terrifying, legends. The vampire is one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the supernatural, as deathless as Bram Stoker's perennially popular creation Count Dracula. As this entertaining and encyclopaedic work reveals, vampires were around for centuries before Count Dracula appeared. Legends about vampires are found  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ashley, Leonard.
Complete Book of Vampires.
London : Souvenir Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Ashley
ISBN: 9780285642270 0285642278
OCLC Number: 833768928
Description: 1 online resource (591 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Epigraph; Dedication; Table of Contents; Read This First; 1: The Vampire's Deathless Appeal; 2: The Vampire in European Tradition; 3: The Vampire in the Americas; 4: The Vampire in the Rest of the World; 5: The Vampire on the Screen; 6: A Clutch of Vampire Tales; 7: The Vampire in Literature and Folklore; Index; Other Books by Leonard R.N. Ashley; Where the Ghosts Walk:; Copyright.

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Possibly the most comprehensive book ever published on one of the world's oldest, and most terrifying, legends. The vampire is one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the supernatural, as deathless as Bram Stoker's perennially popular creation Count Dracula. As this entertaining and encyclopaedic work reveals, vampires were around for centuries before Count Dracula appeared. Legends about vampires are found in folklore throughout the world, dating back to ancient times and over the years they have never lost their power to inspire fear. Combining erudition with readability Leonar.

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