Genesis and Resurrection From Count Dracula to VampirellaBook - 2016
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. For the first time, Christopher Frayling also explores the development of the vampire in the visual arts in four color-plate sections, with illustrations ranging from eighteenth-century prints to twenty-first-century film stills, demonstrating the enduring appeal of the vampire from popular press to fine art and, finally, to film.
Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson,, 2016.
Edition: Revised and expanded edition.
Characteristics: 464 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Vampyres : Lord Byron to Count Dracula.