Vikram and the Vampire Or Tales of Hindu Devilry, 1893
This volume is Volume V of the Memorial Edition of the Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton. This translation contains eleven of the best tales surrounding the legend of a huge bat, vampire or evil spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. They are old and thoroughly Hindu legends composed in Sanskrit, and are the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights. The stories turn chiefly on a great king named Vikram, the King Arthur of the East. There is not a dull page found within and this work will please those who delight in the weird and supernatural, the grotesque and the wild life. Illustrated.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - reading_fox - LibraryThing
Dull. Windy and with little point. Certainly way to purple for any kind of charm. Nominally this is supposed to be the basis for all the oriental fairy tales of the likes of Aladin and 1001 nights. I ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pmtracy - LibraryThing
Vikram and the Vampire is a number of stories within a story. It is an old Hindu folk tale that was translated by Sir Richard R. Burton from the original Sanskrit. He’s possibly more well known for ... Read full review