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Vampire Stories
Vampire Stories
Author: Richard Dalby (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9781555219000
ISBN-10: 1555219004
Publication Date: 9/1993
Pages: 246
Rating:
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2.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Book Sales
Book Type: Hardcover
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An excellent collection of vampire stories by Bram Stoker, MR James, DH Lawrence, Anne Rice, Robert Bloch and others.
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Interesting twist on Vampire stories. Some of them, such as MR James, Turgenev, Stoker, Nesbit and Benson are of the more traditional bent, but there are also stories from DH Lawrence, Lewis, Windham and Josef Nesvadba that capture the spirit of vampirism without there being a tangible monster.

For instance, in Lawerence's story, "The Lovely Lady", the vampire is a domineering old woman who sucks the vitality out of her son and niece by controlling them.

Nesvadba, a Czech writer, regards the West's materialism as a vampire that "sucks the life" out of us.