The most wide-ranging collection of vampire tales ever features two centuries of spine-tingling writing, from John Polidori to Robert Block, Alexis Tolstoy to Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Henry Kuttner. Every page of Vampires features a column of commentary by the editor, expanding upon the stories and exploring the evolution of the vampire mystique in folklore, literature, and popular culture. More than 200 beautifully rendered black-and-white images of vintage engravings, film posters, and popular artifacts make this big book the "living end" of vampire fact, fiction, and lore.
About the Author
David J. Skal is the author of numerous books, including Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, and Something in the Blood. His media appearances have included NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Today, A&E Biography, Ancient Mysteries, and many others. Skal lives in Glendale, CA.