"The vampire is truly a deathless figure. The torch of centuries-old vampire mythology continues to burn today in the form of popular fiction, film, and television. This installment in Dr. Ashley's acclaimed series on the occult is possibly the most comprehensive book on one of the world's oldest and most terrifying legends.
Dr. Ashley's work covers everything from Bram Stoker's Dracula to TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This book provides insight into the role of the vampire in history, literature, and folklore, as well as serving as an anthology of hard-to-find vampire tales.
This book proves that the vampire myth contains many truths about our society today, while fusing academic and popular research in Dr. Ashley's provocative style. The Complete Book of Vampires unearths a broad portrait of the vampire's place in our culture." (From Amazon.com)
"Ashley can express himself entertainingly... often balancing the frivolous and the erudite throughout the book." (Margaret L. Carter)
Paperback Info: ISBN 1569801258, Barricade Books, 1998
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