Vampires: The Myths, Legends, And Lore

byCharlotte Montague

Paper over Board | August 13, 2019

Vampires: The Myths, Legends, And Lore by Charlotte Montague
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Vampiresexplores the diverse myths and legends and their impact upon popular culture and the possible explanations behind such phenomena. Part of the Oxford People series, the book also investigates the lives of real-life individuals who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of blood, drawing on the vampiric tradition for their inspiration.

Vampire legends go back centuries, taking root in the Gothic forests of Transylvania. Over time, the vampire hastransformed from a vile re-animated corpse, bloated with blood, into a charming immortalthat is cursed to live outside of society.

From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen, for centuries we have been enthralled bythe mysterious legends in horror fiction that surround these dangerous creatures. Vampires rarely have been more popular than they are today, although the Victorians could certainly give us a run for our money. Pale-skinned, dark-cloaked, garlic-hating—the folklore is crawling with memorable images that share one thing in common: their lust for blood.

This bookexamines the vampire myth from all angles: from itsgenesis in folklore, to offshoots of blood-thirsty creatures, and eventually to itsstatus today as one of the most iconic figures in popular culture. We will try to find out how this strange creature, who came into being centuries ago, transformed through gothic imagination from a hideous monster into a suave villain. This book creates a beautiful addition to anyone interested in the paranormal, and a great gift for gothic readers.
Charlotte Montagueis a writer who specializes in history. Her father was a naval officer, and as a child, she traveled the world with her family. After gaining an MA degree in History from Sussex University, she began writing on a variety of subjects including ethnic cultures, travel, and music. Since then, she has continued to write o...
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Title:Vampires: The Myths, Legends, And LoreFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:August 13, 2019Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0785837418

ISBN - 13:9780785837411

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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