This anthology is the definitive collection of classic/early vampire fiction. It is broken into three sections: the first is for classic vampire stories, the second is dedicated to psychic vampirism, and the last contains a few stories which are frequently listed as vampire stories, but are not actually about vampires. There are a total of 18 stories, plus two appendices.
The stories contain the original illustrations from their first publications, and there are three of the editor’s original photographs at the section breaks. There is also a clickable table of contents for easy navigation through the text.
The first appendix details a few select cases of real life vampires that may have served as inspiration for many of the stories within the anthology. The second appendix, Sacred Blood, is an essay about the sacredness of blood throughout history and the major world religions.
Approx. 536 pages or 156,837 words long.
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Table of Contents:
Part I: Early Vampire Fiction
Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu
The Vampyre; A Tale by John William Polidori
The Singular Death of Morton by Algernon Blackwood
For The Blood Is The Life by F. Marion Crawford
Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
Ligeira by Edgar Allen Poe
Schalken The Painter by J. Sheridan LeFanu
The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson
Let Loose by Mary Cholmondeley
The Green Picture by Charles Skinner
The True Story of a Vampire by Count Eric Stenbock
Part II: Psychic Vampires
Luella Miller by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The Transfer by Algernon Blackwood
The House of the Vampire by George Sylvester Viereck
The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Part III: Not Quite Vampires
Lazarus by Leonid Andreyev
Morella by Edgar Allen Poe
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Appendix 1: Real Cases of Vampires
Appendix 2: Sacred Blood