The Everything Vampire Book: From Vlad the Impaler to the vampire Lestat - a history of vampires in Literature, Film, and Legend (Google eBook)

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Adams Media, Dec 17, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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From Bram Stoker's "Dracula", to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, vampires have fascinated and frightened young and old alike for centuries. Whether it is an evil, sharp-fanged creature who appears from the mist, or a handsome, erotic man or woman of mystery, the vampire in all its incarnations is one of the most popular and intriguing characters of literature and film. Vampires alternately terrorize and become objects to be idolized and desired. This book examines their notorious history and legends, their evolution and portrayal in books, television, and cinema, and the on going fascination with the 'vampire lifestyle'.
  

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GREAT BOOK FOR TWILIGHT FANS !!!

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Fantastic book for any Twilight fans ! Very interesting read. Read full review

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Contents

Masters of Immortality
1
Vampires in Lore
7
Stoking the Flames
27
Dear Diary
39
Vlad the Impaler
49
In Search of Dracula
63
Vampires Unbound
75
Vampire Characteristics
87
The Literary Vampire
159
The Genesis of Celluloid Vampires
173
Legendary Blood Drinkers
187
ReelTime Vampirism The Silent Era Through the Swinging Sixties
207
ReelTime Vampirism The Seventies Through the New Millennium
227
SmallScreen Bloodsuckers
249
ModernDay Vampirism
263
So You Want to Be a Vampire?
273

Protection and Destruction
103
Vampire Hunters
117
Once Bitten Twice Shy
131
Vampiric Crimes
145

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