Vampire Legends and Myths

Vampire Legends and Myths

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Explores the history, origins, and characteristics of vampires and features notable myths and legends from around the world.

Rosen Pub Group
For centuries, the legends and myths of vampires have permeated various cultures around the world. In folklore, frequently vampires visited their loved ones, and caused evil doings or deaths in the places they inhabited when they were alive. The romance of the vampire lies in his total isolation––he is the tragic character of the fallen angel, one with unimaginable power. Yet, his fatal weakness makes him vulnerable. In this mesmerizing book, readers learn about the origins of vampires and their various forms across the ancient world, Europe, America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. Vlad Tepes, the land of Transylvania, and Dracula are engagingly introduced. The volume also describes how vampires have been featured in books and film.

Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub., 2012
ISBN: 9781448859863
Characteristics: 253 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hall, Derek 1930-

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