Encyclopedia of the Vampire

Author: S. T. Joshi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313378331
Format: PDF
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Presents information about vampires in literature, film, television, folklore, religion, the theater, and world culture.

Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455810
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Vampire Book

Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593506
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters

Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438130015
Format: PDF, ePub
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Monsters and shape-shifters have always held a special fascination in mythologies, legends, and folklore the world over. From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, 600 entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia

Author: Nancy Holder
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062659677
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show’s twentieth anniversary. From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a cult hit with legions of devoted viewers and propelled the show’s creator Joss Whedon to stardom. Now, fans can discover Buffy’s world fully with this full-color A-to-Z encyclopedia that catalogs, explains, and cross-reference every detail of the Buffyverse, from characters, locations, and weapons to episodes, demons, and recurring gags. Packed with content from the television show, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia is the first companion book that also includes key facts from the official canon comics and its spin-off show Angel—making this comprehensive volume the only truly complete guide to the entire Buffyverse. Lavishly produced and written by Buffy experts, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia is the authoritative source for fans, allowing them to indulge in the intricacies and nuances of the series as never before. With color stills and photography throughout, an eerie cover with special effects, and an incredible design that reflects the show’s aesthetics, this fully authorized companion is a must-have for all Buffy enthusiasts. Buffy the Vampire Slayer TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Complete Book of Vampires

Author: Leonard Ashley
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285642278
Format: PDF, Docs
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Possibly the most comprehensive book ever published on one of the world's oldest, and most terrifying, legends. The vampire is one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the supernatural, as deathless as Bram Stoker's perennially popular creation Count Dracula. As this entertaining and encyclopaedic work reveals, vampires were around for centuries before Count Dracula appeared. Legends about vampires are found in folklore throughout the world, dating back to ancient times and over the years they have never lost their power to inspire fear. Combining erudition with readability Leonard Ashley presents vampire lore from around the world, gathering together many unexpected facts about the dead and 'undead', about hangings and summonsings, and reports of manifestations that cannot be lightly dismissed. Whether you are incredulous, sceptical or simply curious you will find this darkly enjoyable survey irresistible. Its listings of films and books make it a valuable resource for fans while its wealth of rare illustrations are fascinating.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

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Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620830
Format: PDF, ePub
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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Encyclopedia Horrifica

Author: Joshua Gee
Publisher: Apple Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780439922555
Format: PDF, ePub
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When Gregor learns the ancient prophecy foretelling his death, he must gather his courage to defend Regalia and take his mother and sister home safely.