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    Visions of the Vampire: Two Centuries of Immortal Tales

    Another volume in British Library Publishing's series of hardback horror fiction, this time focusing on the literary metamorphosis of the vampire in literature, moving from pre-Dracula depictions to contemporary vampires offered by the likes of Angela Carter. Editors Sorcha Ní Fhlainn and Xavier Aldana Reyes were founding members of the Manchester Metropolitan University Gothic Society, and are both experts on literary vampires. Along with classic vampire fiction, this collection draws upon the rich reserve of rare stories from the Library’s vaults to offer something readers and vampire enthusiasts will not have seen before.

    The vampire: one of the great enemies of humanity, a nightmarish figure who feeds on the living in order to sustain themselves. Born from ancient folklore, writers in the nineteenth century gave form to the vampire as we know it. Still haunting our subconscious today, a new wave of writers have continued to develop the imagery and traditions of this classic Gothic creature.

    From the genre-defining stories of John Polidori and Bram Stoker to experimental and freshly thrilling takes by Angela Carter, Anne Rice, and John Ajvide Lindqvist, this new collection sets out to present the enrapturing range of the vampire story and our undying fascination with the monster at its heart.

    Publication date: 22/10/20


    Author: Edited by Sorcha Ní Fhlainn & Xavier Aldana Reyes

    Brand: British Library Publishing

    Number of pages: 320 pages

    Binding: Hardback

    Dimensions: 210 x 149 mm