Reading the Vampire

Reading the Vampire

One of the 'reproduced' features of vampire fiction might already be glimpsed in
this account: the vampire's mobility. ... them (and 'irrationally' wish to know more
about them) without actually reading vampire fiction or watching vampire films.

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134895342

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.
Categories: Art

Blood Read

Blood Read

"Blood Read is a fresh look at an old form, offering lively, lucid insights into the contemporary explosion of vampire fiction. Nothing else like it exists. This book should set the terms for discussion about vampires for some time to come.

Author: Joan Gordon

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812216288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Scholars and writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Japan examine how today's vampire has evolved from that of the last century, consider the vampire as a metaphor for consumption within the context of social concerns, and discuss the vampire figure in terms of contemporary literary theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading the Vampire Slayer

Reading the Vampire Slayer

Essays and analysis of the television programs Buffy the vampire slayer and Angel.

Author: Roz Kaveney

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 186064984X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

View: 453

Essays and analysis of the television programs Buffy the vampire slayer and Angel. Includes an episode guide to all seven seasons of Buffy and to the first four seasons of Angel, as well a critical overview of those seasons' principal themes and structures.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood examines the manifestations of blood and vampires in various texts and contexts.

Author: Aspasia Stephanou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137349231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood examines the manifestations of blood and vampires in various texts and contexts. It seeks to connect, through blood, fictional to real-life vampires to trace similarities, differences and discontinuities. These movements will be seen to parallel changing notions about embodiment and identity in culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Vampires Burial and Death

Vampires  Burial  and Death

Surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers a scientific explanation for the origins of the legends.

Author: Paul Barber

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300048599

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 732

Surveys centuries of folklore about vampires and offers a scientific explanation for the origins of the legends.
Categories: Social Science

The Vampire Hunters

The Vampire Hunters

And I have a horrible feeling that the chain's going to turn red-hot any day now . . . A new novel from award-winning author Pete Johnson that taps into the very current interest in vampires - done with Pete's humorous, accessible touch.

Author: Pete Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409046882

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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On my thirteenth birthday, my life changed for ever. That's when I learned the shocking truth: I'm a half-vampire. Think that sounds cool? Think again! I've been attacked by an evil vampire bat, had huge cravings for my best friend's blood, and nearly died from eating a pizza (half-vampires aren't great with garlic). Writing my secret blog is the only thing that's kept me from going completely crazy. As if life couldn't get any more complicated, there have been some vicious attacks in the local woods. Vampire-mad Tallulah (definitely not my girlfriend) thinks a super-vampire is behind them - and she's desperate to prove it, with a mysterious chain that's supposed to glow red-hot when a vampire is close by. And I have a horrible feeling that the chain's going to turn red-hot any day now . . . A new novel from award-winning author Pete Johnson that taps into the very current interest in vampires - done with Pete's humorous, accessible touch.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Vampire Lestat

The Vampire Lestat

Lestat has risen from his long sleep as a modern day rock star, and makes public his story of boyhood in eighteenth-century France and initiation into vampiredom in order to solve the mystery of his existence

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780345313867

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

View: 473

Lestat has risen from his long sleep as a modern day rock star, and makes public his story of boyhood in eighteenth-century France and initiation into vampiredom in order to solve the mystery of his existence
Categories: Fiction

Vampire Defanged The

Vampire Defanged  The

A literary expert reveals the Christian roots of the vampire myth and helps make Christian sense of today's popular obsession with vampires.

Author: Susannah Clements

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 9781587432897

Category: Religion

Page: 199

View: 769

A literary expert reveals the Christian roots of the vampire myth and helps make Christian sense of today's popular obsession with vampires.
Categories: Religion

Betrayed Book 3 in the Vampire Journals

Betrayed  Book  3 in the Vampire Journals

Caitlin Paine awakes from a deep coma to discover she has been turned.

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 9780982953747

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 326

View: 458

Caitlin Paine awakes from a deep coma to discover she has been turned. Now a true, full bred vampire, she marvels at her new powers, including her ability to fly, and her superhuman strength. She finds that her true love, Caleb is still by her side, waiting patiently for her to recover. She has everything she could dream of.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Lure of the Vampire

The Lure of the Vampire

CHAPTER 3 FANS RE-READING THE VAMPIRE: ISSUES OF GENDER AND
THE PLEASURES OF PATHOS A ERIEF HISTORY OF READING THE VAMPIRE
Reading the vampire has long been a popular activity. The vampire became an ...

Author: Milly Williamson

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764401

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

View: 152

This title explores the enduring myth of Dracula and vampires and just why it has remained so popular for so long.
Categories: Performing Arts

Three Vampire Tales

Three Vampire Tales

Complementing the complete texts are background essays as well as additional selections by the three authors and others. Because the vampire novel has proven so influential in film, an extensive filmography is included.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111901190

Category: Education

Page: 481

View: 387

Three classic works of vampire literature come together for the first time in one volume. Complementing the complete texts are background essays as well as additional selections by the three authors and others. Because the vampire novel has proven so influential in film, an extensive filmography is included.
Categories: Education

The Vampire in Europe

The Vampire in Europe

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 0766135764

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 329

View: 746

This volume collects a number of histories of vampirism in European countries, including anecdotes told by peasants and some occasional folklore. Contents: author's introduction; the vampire in Greece and Rome of old; the vampire in England, Ireland, and in some Latin lands; Hungary and Czechoslovakia; modern Greece; Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Complete vampire chronicles

Complete vampire chronicles

Follows the three-century life of Lestat, from his boyhood in eighteenth-century France to 1992 Miami where the immortal vampire finds himself alone, yearning to regain his soul and to once again experience the joys and anguish of being ...

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345385403

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 160

Follows the three-century life of Lestat, from his boyhood in eighteenth-century France to 1992 Miami where the immortal vampire finds himself alone, yearning to regain his soul and to once again experience the joys and anguish of being human.
Categories: Fiction

The Queen of the Damned

The Queen of the Damned

The sequel to The Vampire Lestat intertwines the stories of rock star and vampire Lestat, beautiful twins haunted by a gruesome tragedy, and Akasha, mother of all vampires, who dreams of godhood. Reissue.

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780345351524

Category: Fiction

Page: 491

View: 829

The sequel to The Vampire Lestat intertwines the stories of rock star and vampire Lestat, beautiful twins haunted by a gruesome tragedy, and Akasha, mother of all vampires, who dreams of godhood. Reissue.
Categories: Fiction

The Blood of the Vampire

The Blood of the Vampire

This scholarly edition of Florence Marryat's 1897 novel includes a critical introduction by Greta Depledge, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes and contextual material on female sexuality, hysteria, race, eugenics, and the ...

Author: Florence Marryat

Publisher: Victorian Secrets

ISBN: 9781906469160

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 148

This scholarly edition of Florence Marryat's 1897 novel includes a critical introduction by Greta Depledge, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes and contextual material on female sexuality, hysteria, race, eugenics, and the occult.
Categories: Fiction

Heartblaze 2

Heartblaze 2

Did you enjoy The Wolves of Mercy Falls, The Mortal Instruments, House of Night, Vampire Academy, or Daughter of Smoke & Bone? If so, grab your copy of Heartblaze 2: Savage Steel right now!

Author: Shay Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: 0996726179

Category:

Page: 275

View: 282

Someone you've loved for centuries suddenly disappears, utterly erased from history. No one but you has any memory of this beautiful person. No one but you is grieving. And no one but you can repair this devastating hole in the fabric of reality.EMMA RUE is in the fight of her life, struggling to find her beloved soulmate, a vampire who has disappeared from everyone's memories but her own. Her quest is complicated by an unexpected transformation in her body, as well as the intervention of her powerful nemesis...ROWAN OF WILDWOOD, the Empress of Witches. Rowan has a madly ambitious plan to reshape the world with her shadow magic, and only Emma is standing in her way. But getting to Emma won't be easy. Emma has loyal and vigilant friends, not the least of whom is...STEFAN HILDEBRAND, a werewolf now dying from a shotgun wound. Desperate to protect Emma, he'll do anything to claw his way back to life. But does that include making a devil's bargain with an entity called The Trickster?Join Emma as she embarks on an epic quest that takes her from the shadow world of vampires into Tudor-era England, and across the otherworldly realm of souls.Are you a fan of books such as Twilight and A Shade of Vampire? Did you enjoy The Wolves of Mercy Falls, The Mortal Instruments, House of Night, Vampire Academy, or Daughter of Smoke & Bone? If so, grab your copy of Heartblaze 2: Savage Steel right now!
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Lachlan

Lachlan

. . Erskine's death. But when Erskine sets out to kill Julia instead, she and Lachlan find themselves fighting for her life, and for a love that neither one of them can trust. "What can I always count on when I read one of these books?

Author: D. B. Reynolds

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

ISBN: 9781611949100

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Scotland--sweeping forests, tumbling waterfalls. . .and towering highlands where vampire warriors have ruled for centuries. Lethal and charismatic, vampire Lachlan McRae woke on his first night to death and devastation--his clan slaughtered, his fortress destroyed. One hundred and fifty years later, driven to avenge the murder of everyone he loved, he's ready to hunt down and kill the one vampire who was behind it all--Erskine Ross, the Vampire Lord of Scotland. Beautiful, smart, and cool under pressure, Julia Harper is determined to prove she's more than a child of wealth and privilege. When a lifelong friend is murdered by vampires, she steps out of her role as an analyst for the CIA, and sets out to take down one of the most powerful men in Scotland--the deadly Erskine Ross. Recruited by a friend to arrange contact between Lachlan and her best friend Cyn's mate, the powerful Vampire Lord Raphael, Julia soon discovers that she and Lachlan want the same thing . . . Erskine's death. But when Erskine sets out to kill Julia instead, she and Lachlan find themselves fighting for her life, and for a love that neither one of them can trust. "What can I always count on when I read one of these books? I can count on a smoking hot, dangerous, over the top Alpha vampire Lord, an intelligent heroine that can hold her own." --La Deetda Reads D. B. Reynolds is the RT and EPIC Award-Winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she's not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's. Visit her website for details on all of her books, for free stories and more.
Categories: Fiction

The Tale of the Body Thief

The Tale of the Body Thief

The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, available for pre-order now. Praise for The Tale of the Body Thief “Tinged with mystery, full of drama . . .

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307575913

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In a gripping feat of storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now-classic Interview with the Vampire. For centuries, Lestat—vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals—has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Now he is alone. And in his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the years of his haunted existence. Look for a special preview of Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat in the back of the book. The Vampire Chronicles continue in Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, available for pre-order now. Praise for The Tale of the Body Thief “Tinged with mystery, full of drama . . . The story is involving, the twists surprising.”—People “Rice is our modern messenger of the occult, whose nicely updated dark-side passion plays twist and turn in true Gothic form.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Fast-paced . . . . mesmerizing . . . silkenly sensuous . . . No one writing today matches her deftness with the erotic.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Hypnotic . . . masterful.”—Cosmopolitan
Categories: Fiction

Turned Book 1 in the Vampire Journals

Turned  Book  1 in the Vampire Journals

If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!" --Vampirebooksite.com (Turned) The #1 Bestselling series!

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 150

View: 846

"A book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!" --Vampirebooksite.com (Turned) The #1 Bestselling series! THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising 11 books, tells the story of 18 year old Caitlin Paine, who finds herself uprooted from her nice suburb and forced to attend a dangerous New York City high school when her Mom moves again. Before her new romance can blossom, Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing, into something she does not understand. A love between the races will risk both of their lives, and will force them to decide whether to risk it all for each other...
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