Download or read Vampire Legends and Myths PDF, written by Roxanne Hellman and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2011-12-15 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries, the legends and myths of vampires have permeated various cultures around the world. In folklore, frequently vampires visited their loved ones, and caused evil doings or deaths in the places they inhabited when they were alive. The romance of the vampire lies in his total isolationhe is the tragic character of the fallen angel, one with unimaginable power. Yet, his fatal weakness makes him vulnerable. In this mesmerizing book, readers learn about the origins of vampires and their various forms across the ancient world, Europe, America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Vlad Tepes, the land of Transylvania, and Dracula are engagingly introduced. The volume also describes how vampires have been featured in books and film.
Download or read The Vampyre A Tale PDF, written by John William Polidori and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2019-02-15 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a young Englishman by the name of Aubrey meets the mysterious new arrival in London society Lord Ruthven, the two embark on a trip to Rome. They are soon separated, only to meet once again at the scene of what appears to be a vampire attack in Greece. John William Polidori (1795 – 1821) was an English physician and writer most famous for writing this book, which is widely acknowledged as being the first modern vampire story. It was originally and erroneously attributed to Lord Byron, but both Byron and Polidori confirmed that the story is Polidori's. “The Vampyre” will appeal to lovers of horror and macabre fiction, and it is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Other notable works by this author include: “Cajetan” (1816), “Boadicea” (1816), and “On the Punishment of Death” (1816). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.
Download or read Vampires PDF, written by Aubrey Sherman and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-07-04 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thrilling treasury of vampire lore! Since the seventeenth century, people have been frightened, mesmerized, and fascinated by the terrifying tales of vampires. In this book, you'll uncover the history and mystery behind these bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Bosnian Lampir, whose disease-ridden corpse spread infection and death throughout villages, to Bram Stoker's charming Dracula, who helped define modern-day vampires, the wicked stories surrounding these nocturnal beings are sure to captivate anyone who has ever wondered about these shadow-loving creatures. Whether you're interested in exploring the culture of vampires or just want to learn more about their supernatural abilities, you'll discover dozens of compelling tales, historical accounts, and haunting legends that shed some light on these sinister beings. Complete with detailed illustrations, Vampires reveals the dark allure and gruesome power of these creatures of the night.
Download or read Legends of Blood PDF, written by W. B. Bartlett and published by Praeger Publishers. This book was released on 2006 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Delves into the myths, legends, literature, and history surrounding that ever-frightening and yet strangely seductive creature, the vampire.
Download or read Vampires PDF, written by Charlotte Montague and published by Sphere. This book was released on 2010-05-26 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Hanging with Vampires PDF, written by Insha Fitzpatrick and published by Quirk Books. This book was released on 2023-03-28 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover everything about vampires in this laugh-out-loud nonfiction handbook packed with spooky legends, fascinating history, and weird facts perfect for middle-grade readers and mythology fans! Are vampires real? Who was Vlad the Impaler? Do vampire bats ever feed on humans? Find out in Hanging with Vampires, a field guide for the curious and the adventurous. Crack open the lid on this guide and you’ll get: Bloodcurdling vampire mythology! What exactly is a vampire, anyway? Spine-chilling history and science! Uncover how the vampire legend got its start in the medieval ages. A who’s who of vampires! Get to know classic, iconic, and terrifying vampires in pop culture, from Dracula to Adventure Time. Hanging with Vampires is the first book in the Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural series, a hilarious and haunting exploration of how myths and legends shape our lives. Sink your fangs into vampire lore and literature with enchanting illustrations and fun activities, like making garlic bread. It’s a spooky world out there–grab your guide, and let’s go! Look for the next volume, Chilling with Ghosts, for another frightfully good read!
Download or read We are the Undead or are We Unraveling Your Favorite Vampire Myths and Mysteries PDF, written by and published by Briana Blair. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture PDF, written by William Patrick Day and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories—from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite—have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.
Download or read Vampires in Mythology PDF, written by Diane Bailey and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2011-01-15 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines some of the historical myths of vampires from around the world.
Download or read Vampires PDF, written by Gary Jeffrey and published by Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vampire myths beyond the popular tales of Count Dracula and Edward Cullen exist, and readers uncover many of them in this book. From a Serbian village to an American town, readers go on a journey to discover the most incredible vampire legends ever told. In the book’s featured tale, readers come face-to-face with the horrifying Irish vampire Abhartach. His story is brought to life in the thrilling style of a graphic novel. With accessible text and exciting artwork, even the most reluctant readers will be drawn to the chilling stories that are waiting for them in this book.
Download or read Vampires PDF, written by Charlotte Montague and published by Chartwell Books. This book was released on 2019-08-13 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vampires explores the diverse myths and legends and their impact upon popular culture and the possible explanations behind such phenomena. Part of the Oxford People series, the book also investigates the lives of real-life individuals who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of blood, drawing on the vampiric tradition for their inspiration. Vampire legends go back centuries, taking root in the Gothic forests of Transylvania. Over time, the vampire has transformed from a vile re-animated corpse, bloated with blood, into a charming immortal that is cursed to live outside of society. From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen, for centuries we have been enthralled by the mysterious legends in horror fiction that surround these dangerous creatures. Vampires rarely have been more popular than they are today, although the Victorians could certainly give us a run for our money. Pale-skinned, dark-cloaked, garlic-hating—the folklore is crawling with memorable images that share one thing in common: their lust for blood. This book examines the vampire myth from all angles: from its genesis in folklore, to offshoots of blood-thirsty creatures, and eventually to its status today as one of the most iconic figures in popular culture. We will try to find out how this strange creature, who came into being centuries ago, transformed through gothic imagination from a hideous monster into a suave villain. This book creates a beautiful addition to anyone interested in the paranormal, and a great gift for gothic readers.
Download or read Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology PDF, written by Theresa Bane and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-06-21 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind’s deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from “Abchanchu” to “Zmeus,” includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.
Download or read Vampires PDF, written by Rob Shone and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2011-01-15 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the smash success of contemporary vampire stories such as Twilight and the explosion of Young Adult vampire books, this graphic nonfiction compendium brings readers back to the folkloric origins of these macabre tales and the semi-historical sources for vampire mythology. Collecting three lesser known but deeply chilling vampire stories from seventeenth century England, eighteenth century Serbia, and nineteenth century Rhode Island, this book draws the reader into a world of shadows, suspense, menace, and pure terror. Vividly illustrated in rich, saturated colors and almost unnervingly atmospheric, these stories remind readers of just how dangerous the vampires of ancient legend were. They were indeed a far cry from the sensitive and serenely beautiful, angst-ridden adolescent versions popular today. Chilling and hair-raising tales told in artfully wrought full-color graphic panels, coupled with scrupulous historical, cultural, and sociological context, this book is a treasure trove of fascinating and frightening folklore.
Download or read Vampire Evolution PDF, written by Corvis Nocturnum and published by Red Feather. This book was released on 2015 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vampires are beings of myth: folkloric creatures who live off the blood of the living and have been recorded in nearly every culture around the world since the beginning of man. This work traces the evolution of the vampire, from its roots in ancient mythology to obscure folk tales and legends, leading up to when these foul beings transformed into the suave Byronic heroes that continue to influence the world's view of the vampire today. It also examines key individuals in history involved in reshaping our concept of the creature. Popular culture is explored, along with the development of the vampire into the protagonist in plays and poems and novels. Sixty-one frightening images bring the topic right to your front door. Will you invite the visitor in?
Download or read Encyclopedia of Russian Slavic Myth and Legend PDF, written by Mike Dixon-Kennedy and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 1998 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its greatest extent as well as other Slavic people and countries. Includes historical, geographical, and biographical background information.
Download or read Great Vampire Legends PDF, written by Mandy R. Marx and published by Capstone. This book was released on 2010-07 with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Presents vampire legends throughout history"--Provided by publisher.
Download or read The History and Folklore of Vampires PDF, written by Charles River Charles River Editors and published by . This book was released on 2017-01-26 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *Includes pictures *Includes historical accounts describing vampires *Discusses the legends of vampires across various cultures and the evolution of the folklore *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents People have always been afraid of the dead. Since the dawn of humanity, people have both cared for those who have deceased yet also tried to keep them away. There are a myriad of legends and beliefs about the dead coming back, and one of the more persistent ones is of the vampire. Everyone has heard of vampires, but few people are truly familiar with the history and folklore that have made the mythical beings so popular. Indeed, there are so many legends from so many cultures that it is difficult to come up with a hard definition, and folklore is by its very nature unscientific, but most people in the Western world think of vampires as those who come back from the grave to suck the blood or life essence from the living. This common understanding of vampires actually obscures many European and most non-European traditions of bloodsucking monsters. For example, in China, Japan, and the Middle East, there are spirits that will drain the life force of an unwary person, but these magical beings were never mortal humans. In African and Native American traditions, there are monsters that do the same, but while they are supposed to be of this Earth, they too are not human beings. Furthermore, folklore changes over time, so the vampires people are familiar with today (and the ones some people claim to actually meet) bear little resemblance to the vampires of early modern Europe. Stories change, fiction turns to fact and vice versa, and beliefs are constantly reinvented. Ideas are adopted, adapted, and presented as true. All the while, the legend of the vampire remains. The History and Folklore of Vampires chronicles how vampires became so popular. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about vampires like never before, in no time at all.