The Vampire Author:Ornella Volta There is not a corner of the globe untouched by the vampire--in legend, literature, folklore or religion. But does the vampire really exist? Is he a creature apart from man...or closely connected to him? — Ornella Volta answers all questions about the vampire in this fully documented study. She discusses the mysterious link the vampire carries to... more » life after death...she describes the litany of blood and its uses as a cure, as nourishment, and as an aphrodisiac...she speaks of necrolasty ("the knife as erotic stimulant") and of the virtues of cannibalism...she draws a portrait of necrolatry ("the pleasures of the death chamber") and necrophilia ("the desire for the dead").
As a macabre and horrifying creature of legend, the vampire has been the subject of numerous novels and films. But never before has there been such a thoroughly researched book, filled with facts, of the creature that has terrified and fascinated mankind since the beginning of time.« less