The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

Book - 2011 | 3rd ed.
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Explores the myth, lore, and representation in popular culture of vampires and vampire legends from around the globe.

Perseus Publishing
The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction

Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead.

In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

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In this encyclopedia, Melton (religious studies, U. College, Santa Barbara) offers about 500 essays on topics related to historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of vampires that range from popular subjects like Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the scholarly, such as the Journal of Vampirology. The essays explore folklore and literature, organizations, movies, TV shows, websites, fanzines, people, places, related non-vampire entities in other cultures, and the social function of vampires. This edition has been updated to include the subject's recent surge in popularity, including the Buffy phenomenon, the Twilight saga, romance novels, the vampire on television, vampire-related paraphernalia, new authors like Steve Niles and Charlaine Harris, new movies like Van Helsing and Underworld, and other topics. Other entries have been updated and outdated ones have been dropped. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Detroit : Visible Ink Press, c2011.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9781578592814
Branch Call Number: 398.45 M528v
Characteristics: xxxiii, 909 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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jesking Nov 21, 2012

This would be a great resource for someone writing about vampires.


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