“The most comprehensive collection of vampire lore, with entries on everything from African Vampires to Yama, the God of Death” — Chicago Tribune
Death, immortality, sexuality, rebellion and temptation. The vampire has embodied many literary and legendary images over the centuries. Whatever aspects holds your fascination, one thing is certain: the allure of vampires is eternal.
In this fully revised and expanded edition of The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Dr. J. Gordon Melton digs even deeper into the lore, myths and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from around the world. Uncovered are historical, literary, mythological, biographical and popular aspects of one of the world’s most mesmerizing subjects.
Endorsed by the Count Dracula Society and Vampire Studies, The Vampire Book, published in 1999 by Visible Ink Press, is the ultimate collection of lively facts and fiction uncovering the undead.
This vampire tome is in good condition. Its front cover has a curl and bend along the bottom, right-hand corner. Several of the first pages of the book are slightly crinkled, probably from moisture. Other than those issues, the book has the normal wear for its age.
For anyone fascinated by the lore of vampires and their ilk, The Vampire Book is an essential read as well as reference tool.