Number of pages: 232
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 235 x 163 x 24 mm
Edition: New edition
"In this readable and rich history of vampires, the authors draw on such diverse material as ancient Aztec, Egyptian, and Greek mythologies, religious symbolism, and modern art, literature, television, and movies. There is information here for every level of interest and knowledge base, and it is clear and well organized. Other than being interesting and informative in its own right, what makes this book a great choice for school libraries is its many eclectic citations, from Arthurian legend to J. K. Rowling. Readers whose enthusiasm led them from Buffy, Cirque du Freak, Anne Rice, or Bram Stoker to Legends of Blood are given a large number of options to choose from next." - School Library Journal
"Bartlett, a historian specializing in eastern Europe, and Idriceanu, a philologist in Romania, explore historical, literary, and religious origins of some of the features now associated with the vampire legend, and trace the development of those features down the centuries through the evolution of themes and the changes in media. Among their topics are the vampire epidemics, landscapes of magic, the witch, the magus, the power of the mind, and the undead." - Reference & Research Book News
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