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The Irish vampire : from folklore to the imaginations of Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker

Author: Sharon M Gallagher
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Three 19th century Irish writers -- Maturin, Le Fanu and Stoker -- used the obscure vampire of folklore in their fiction and developed a universally recognizable figure, culminating in Stoker's Dracula and the vampire of today's popular culture. This study traces the genealogy of the modern literary vampire from European mythology through the Irish literature of the 1800s"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Robert Maturin; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; Bram Stoker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon M Gallagher
ISBN: 9781476665801 147666580X
OCLC Number: 959535410
Description: vi, 217 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
1."The facts of vampirism are as old as the world": the etymology, folklore and history of the vampire --
2. Gothic and Irish literature: "the uncreated conscience of my race" --
3. Charles Robert Maturin: stirring the imagination of an Irish vampire --
4. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: refining the Irish vampire --
5. Bram Stoker: the realization of the Irish vampire --
6. "The Irish vampire: national, literary, personal and global identity.
Responsibility: Sharon M. Gallagher.

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"Three 19th century Irish writers -- Maturin, Le Fanu and Stoker -- used the obscure vampire of folklore in their fiction and developed a universally recognizable figure, culminating in Stoker's Dracula and the vampire of today's popular culture. This study traces the genealogy of the modern literary vampire from European mythology through the Irish literature of the 1800s"--

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