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The everything vampire book : from Vlad the Impaler to the vampire Lestat : a history of vampires in literature, film, and legend

Author: Barbara Karg; Arjean Spaite; Rick Sutherland
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2009.
Series: Everything series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the notorious history and legends of vampires, their evolution and portrayal in books, television, and cinema, and the ongoing fascination with the "vampire lifestyle."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Karg; Arjean Spaite; Rick Sutherland
ISBN: 9781605506319 1605506311
OCLC Number: 246886603
Description: xii, 289 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The search for the original Count Dracula and his castle; Documented historical encounters with vampires; The myths and legends of how vampires are made, how they live and endure, how they survive, and how they can be destroyed using everything from garlic to holy water to stakes through the heart.; The literary evolution of vampires from Bram Stoker's classic Dracula to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles; The phenomena and history of vampires in film and television from the 1922 landmark silent film Nosferatu to Francis Ford Coppola's version of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Series Title: Everything series.
Responsibility: Barb Karg, Arjean Spaite, and Rick Sutherland.

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From Bram Stoker's "Dracula", to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, vampires have fascinated and frightened young and old alike for centuries. This book examines vampires' history and legends,  Read more...

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