The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead (Google eBook)

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Visible Ink Press, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 909 pages
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"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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User Review  - Mae Craddock - Goodreads

This is a comprehensive encyclopedia of vampire lore. It has more than 800 entries in alphabetical order ranging from directors and actors in vampire film to the historical origins of the vampire myth ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yousra - Goodreads

I've been searching for this book desperately among my books since almost 3 yrs... i haven't lost the the hope of finding it somewhere.... I believe I'm gonna find it just when i'm not looking for it ... Read full review

Contents

A
1
B
31
C
99
D
173
E
233
F
245
G
271
H
317
M
443
N
487
O
505
P
515
QR
567
S
601
T
687
UV
725

I
367
J
387
K
399
L
411
W
797
X Y Z
825
Index
833
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About the author (2011)

J. Gordon Melton, PhD, is the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religions and a research specialist with the department of religious studies at University College?Santa Barbara. He is the author of more than 25 books, including The Church of Scientology, The Cult Experience, The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena, and Nelson's Guide to Denomination. He lives in Goleta, California.

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