Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction


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In the past hundred years, since the publication of Bram Stoker's infamous book, no literary figure has enjoyed a more horrific resiliency than Count Dracula. In film, television, novels, and short stories, he keeps coming back to life, fed by the vital imaginative energies of a world-wide audience that cannot seem to resist his abominable charms. Aristocratic and urbane, deeply erotic and profoundly evil, Dracula's bloodsucking savagery has cast a mesmerizing fascination not only over his victims but over his readers as ...

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Oct 2, 2008

Something to get your teeth into...

This book provides an excellent selection of vampire tales. It is helpfully divided into six sections; The Classic Adventure Tale, The Psychological Vampire, The Science Fiction Vampire, The Non-Human Vampire, The Comic Vampire and The Heroic Vampire. Each of these is introduced by Leonard Wolf. I have found it particularly useful for my dissertation about the vampire in literature, but it would also be an enjoyable read for anyone who enjoys spooky stories!

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