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Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection: from Count Dracula to Vampirella


An expanded, fully illustrated, and up-to-date edition of the classic cultural history of vampires.

Vampyres is a comprehensive and generously illustrated history and anthology of vampires in literature, from the folklore of eastern Europe to the Romantics and beyond. It incorporates extracts from a huge range of sources―from Bram Stoker’s detailed research notes for Dracula to penny dreadfuls, to Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber (new to this edition) which is analyzed by the author in a broader cultural context.

This revised and expanded edition of the 1978 classic brings Vampyres up to date with twenty-first-century vampire literature, including new text extracts, commentary, and a revised introduction.

By Christopher Frayling, Published by Thames and Hudson. 2016, 440 pages, hardcover.