Author(s): Skal David (ed)
This is the biggest book on vampires ever published! Now it is available in a chunky paperback edition! Both fictional and factual accounts reveal the eerie and fascinating world of the undead. Noted vampire authority and author, David J. Skal adds a running commentary on the evolution of the vampire mystique in folklore, literature and popular culture. Nearly 600 pages reveal bloodcurdling vampire tales, ranging from literary classics to pulp magazine serials to actual historical accounts. One column of every page is devoted to a running narrative covering the history, appeal and cultural significance of vampires - making it a veritable encyclopedia as well as an anthology.
David J. Skal's many books include Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, Screams of Reason, and, with Elias Savada, Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning. With Nina Auerbach, he is co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula. He lives in Glendale, California.