The Vampire: A New History

September 15, 2020|
The Vampire: A New History by Nick Groom
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An authoritative new history of the vampire, two hundred years after it first appeared on the literary scene

Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori’s publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom’s detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century, when Enlightenment science collided with Eastern European folklore and apparently verified outbreaks of vampirism, capturing the attention of medical researchers, political commentators, social theorists, theologians, and philosophers. Groom accordingly traces the vampire from its role as a monster embodying humankind’s fears, to that of an unlikely hero for the marginalized and excluded in the twenty-first century.
 
Drawing on literary and artistic representations, as well as medical, forensic, empirical, and sociopolitical perspectives, this rich and eerie history presents the vampire as a strikingly complex being that has been used to express the traumas and contradictions of the human condition.
Nick Groom, known as the “Prof of Goth,” is professor of literature in English at the University of Macao.
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Title:The Vampire: A New History
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:September 15, 2020
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300254839

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