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008    080429s2008    enka     b    001 0 eng   
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020    9781861894038|q(paperback) 
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050  4 GR830.V3|bB47 2008 
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100 1  Beresford, Matthew.|0
245 10 From demons to Dracula :|bthe creation of the modern 
       vampire myth /|cMatthew Beresford. 
264  1 London :|bReaktion,|c2008. 
300    240 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-227) and 
504    Includes web resources. 
505 0  1. The Ancient World: Origins of the Vampire -- 2. The 
       Vampire in Prehistory: Early Ideas on Death and Burial -- 
       3. Historical Roots: The Vampire in the Middle Ages -- 4. 
       Vampiric Haunts #I: Transylvania, Romania -- 5. The 
       Historical Dracula: Vlad III Tepes -- 6. From Myth to 
       Reality: The Vampire of Folklore -- 7. A Fiend is Born: 
       The Vampire in Literature -- 8. Vampiric Haunts #2: Whitby,
       North Yorkshire, England -- 9. Phantasmagoria: The Modern 
       Vampire -- 10. Vampiric Haunts #3: Highgate Cemetery, 
       London, England -- Conclusion: A Dark Reflection of Human 
520 1  "Beresford's chronicle roams from the mountains of Eastern
       Europe to the foggy streets of Victorian England and to 
       Hollywood film as he follows the portrayal of the vampire 
       in history, literature and art. Investigating the 
       historical Dracula - Vlad the Impaler - and his status as 
       a national hero in Romania, Beresford endeavours to winnow
       out truths from the complex legend and folklore. From 
       Demons to Dracula tracks the evolution of the vampire, 
       drawing on classical Greek and Roman myths, witch trials 
       and medieval plagues, Gothic literature and even 
       contemporary works, such as Anne Rice's Interview with the
       Vampire and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian. Beresford 
       also looks at the widespread impact of screen vampires 
       from television shows, classic movies starring Bela Lugosi
       and Christopher Lee, and more recent films such as 
       Underworld and Blade. Whether as a demon of the underworld
       or a light-fearing hunter of humans, the vampire has 
       endured through the centuries as a powerful symbolic 
       figure for human concerns with life, death and the 
       afterlife."--BOOK JACKET. 
650  0 Vampires.|0
650  0 Vampires in literature.|0
650  0 Vampire films.|0
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