The Myths, Legends, and Lore

Book - 2014
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"Whether you’ve developed an interest in vampires because of classics like Dracula, or modern interpretations such as The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, or even Twilight, you’ll find plenty of lore and more to expand your knowledge of the undead with Vampires by Aubrey Sherman. Uncover the mystery behind these bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Bosnian Lampir whose disease-ridden corpse spread infection and death throughout villages, to Bram Stoker’s charismatic Dracula who helped define modern-day vampires, the tales of these nocturnal creatures will enrapture anyone who has ever imagined discovering one creeping in the darkness. Whether you want to learn more about the culture and history of vampires, or you want to find out more about their supernatural powers, you’ll love the enlightening tales and detailed illustrations in this book." -- from publisher's website.
Publisher: Avon : Adams Media, 2014.
ISBN: 9781440580765
Branch Call Number: 398.21 She
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm


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