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Vampires : classic tales

Author: Mike Ashley
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a 200-year-old genre, this original collection features a dozen specimens of traditional vampire tales deftly combined with more contemporary stories that weave together dark, psychological elements with well-recognized vampire themes. The editor's notes trace the development of vampire fiction, illustrating the genre's life beyond the well-known conventions established by Bram Stroker's Dracula.
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Genre/Form: Horror tales
Fiction
Horror fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Ashley
ISBN: 9780486481135 0486481131
OCLC Number: 694283204
Description: x, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Blood gothic / Nancy Holder --
Let the dead rest / Ernst Raupach --
The mysterious stranger / Karl von Wachsmann --
The pale lady / Alexandre Dumas --
Blood chess / Tanith Lee --
The fate of Madame Cabanel / Eliza Lynn Linton --
A kiss of Judas / Julian Osgood Field --
The woman with the "oily eyes" / Dick Donovan --
Emptiness / Brian Stableford --
With the vampires / Sidney Bertram --
Appendix: A Fragment / Lord Bryon.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Mike Ashley.
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Drawing on a 200-year-old genre, this original collection features a dozen specimens of traditional vampire tales deftly combined with more contemporary stories that weave together dark, psychological elements with well-recognized vampire themes. The editor's notes trace the development of vampire fiction, illustrating the genre's life beyond the well-known conventions established by Bram Stroker's Dracula.

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