The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead

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Visible Ink Press, 1999 - Всего страниц: 919
Death, immortality, sexuality, rebellion and temptation. The vampire has embodied many literary and legendary images over the centuries. Whatever aspect holds your fascination, one thing is certain - the allure of vampires is eternal. In this fully revised and expanded edition of 'The vampire book', 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. 'The vampire book' also features more than 200 photos, many of them never before published, more than 30 full-color photos guaranteed to satisfy even the most diehard fan and more than 100 new entries, many based on reader feedback, including Angel (from Buffy the vampire slayer), Dracula '97 Centennial Celebration, good vampires, extended coverage of major clans from the role-playing game Vampire the Masquerade, Marilyn Mason, Poppy Z. Brite, David Skal, The Vampire Chronicles, and others.

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This is a fascinating look at all things vampire. Whether you're interested in the folk stories behind vampire, the most popular (pre-Twilight) vampire books/movies/television shows this is a great resource to have. Читать весь отзыв

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Amazingly complete reference. Includes entries that go beyond vampires to general folklore. Recommended to those whose interest in vampires might be more minimal, since the breadth of the text goes beyond the undead. Читать весь отзыв

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J. Gordon Melton is the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religions and a research specialist with the department of religious studies at University College?Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Cult Experience, The Encyclopedia of American Religions, and The Vampire Book. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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