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By Christopher Frayling

An improved, absolutely illustrated, and updated variation of the vintage cultural heritage of vampires

Vampyres is a finished and generously illustrated heritage and anthology of vampires in literature, from the folklore of jap Europe to the Romantics and past. It accommodates extracts from a big variety of sources?from Bram Stoker’s specific learn notes for Dracula to penny dreadfuls, to Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber (new to this variation) that's analyzed by means of the writer in a broader cultural context.

This revised and extended variation of the 1978 vintage brings Vampyres brand new with twenty-first-century vampire literature, together with new textual content extracts, statement, and a revised creation. For the 1st time, Christopher Frayling additionally explores the improvement of the vampire within the visible arts in 4 color-plate sections, with illustrations starting from eighteenth-century prints to twenty-first-century movie stills, demonstrating the long-lasting attraction of the vampire from well known press to high-quality paintings and, ultimately, to film.

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