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From demons to Dracula : the creation of the modern vampire myth

Author: Matthew Beresford
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beresford's chronicle roams from the mountains of Eastern Europe to the foggy streets of Victorian England and to Hollywood film as he follows the portrayal of the vampire in history, literature and art. Investigating the historical Dracula - Vlad the Impaler - and his status as a national hero in Romania, Beresford endeavours to winnow out truths from the complex legend and folklore. From Demons to Dracula tracks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Vampire films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beresford, Matthew.
From demons to Dracula.
London : Reaktion, 2008
(OCoLC)891484210
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Beresford
ISBN: 9781861894038 1861894031
OCLC Number: 225876018
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The ancient world: origins of the vampire --
The vampire in prehistory: early ideas on death and burial --
Historical roots: the vampire in the Middle Ages --
Vampiric haunts #1: Transylvania, Romania --
The historical Dracula: Vlad III Tepes --
From myth to reality: the vampire of folklore --
A friend is born: the vampire in literature --
Vampiric haunts #2: Whitby, North Yorkshire, England --
Phantasmagoria: the modern vampire --
Vampiric haunts #3: Highgate cemetery, London, England --
Conclusion: a dark reflection of human society?
Responsibility: Matthew Beresford.

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In blood-soaked lore handed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of endless fascination: from Bram Stoker's "Dracula" to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", this seductive lover of blood haunts  Read more...

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