By Christopher Frayling
An increased, absolutely illustrated, and updated version of the vintage cultural heritage of vampires
Vampyres is a complete and generously illustrated historical past and anthology of vampires in literature, from the folklore of jap Europe to the Romantics and past. It comprises extracts from an incredible variety of sources?from Bram Stoker’s targeted learn notes for Dracula to penny dreadfuls, to Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber (new to this variation) that's analyzed via the writer in a broader cultural context.
This revised and multiplied variation of the 1978 vintage brings Vampyres modern with twenty-first-century vampire literature, together with new textual content extracts, statement, and a revised creation. For the 1st time, Christopher Frayling additionally explores the advance of the vampire within the visible arts in 4 color-plate sections, with illustrations starting from eighteenth-century prints to twenty-first-century movie stills, demonstrating the long-lasting allure of the vampire from well known press to high quality paintings and, eventually, to film.
60 colour illustrations