The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published

The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published

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Edited by Otto Penzler, Foreword by Kim Newman, Preface by Neil Gaiman

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 1034 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 232mm x 50mm | 1,120g
  • Publication date: 29 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307473899
  • ISBN 13: 9780307473899
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 354,872

Product description

The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there's no escape. Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler--editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps--has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever. With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D. H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there. Other contributors include: Arthur Conan Doyle - Ray Bradbury - Ambrose Bierce - H. P. Lovecraft - Harlan Ellison - Roger Zelazny - Robert Bloch - Clive Barker

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Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of "The Armchair Detective," the founder of the Mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He is a recipient of an Edgar Award for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection and the Ellery Queen Award by the Mystery Writers of America for his many contributions to the field. He is the series editor of The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year. His other anthologies include Murder for Love, Murder for Revenge, Murder and Obsession, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He wrote 101 Greatest Movies of Mystery & Suspense. He lives in New York City.

Table of contents

Foreword: Kim Newman Preface: Neil Gaiman Introduction: Otto Penzler     PRE-DRACULA   Good Lady Ducayne: M. E. Braddon The Last Lords of Gardonal: William Gilbert A Mystery of the Campagna: Anne Crawford The Fate of Madame Cabanel: Eliza Lynn Linton Let Loose: Mary Cholmondeley The Vampire: Vasile Alecsandri The Death of Halpin Frayser: Ambrose Bierce Ken's Mystery: Julian Hawthorne Carmilla: Sheridan Le Fanu The Tomb of Sarah: F. G. Loring Ligeia: Edgar Allan Poe The Old Portrait: Hume Nisbet The Vampire Maid: Hume Nisbet   TRUE STORIES   The Sad Story of a Vampire: Eric (Count) Stenbock A Case of Alleged Vampirism: Luigi Capuana An Authenticated Vampire Story: Franz Hartmann   GRAVEYARDS, CASTLES, CHURCHES, RUINS   Revelations in Black: Carl Jacobi The Master of Rampling Gate: Anne Rice The Vampire of Kaldenstein: Frederick Cowles An Episode of Cathedral History: M. R. James Schloss Wappenburg: D. Scott-Moncrieff The Hound: H. P. Lovecraft Bite-Me-Not Or, Fleur De Fur: Tanith Lee The Horror at Chilton Castle: Joseph Payne Brennan The Singular Death of Morton: Algernon Blackwood The Death of Ilalotha: Clark Ashton Smith   THAT'S POETIC   The Bride of Corinth: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe The Giaour: Lord Byron La Belle Dame Sans Merci: John Keats   HARD TIMES FOR VAMPIRES   Place of Meeting: Charles Beaumont Duty: Ed Gorman A Week in the Unlife: David J. Schow   CLASSIC TALES   Four Wooden Stakes: Victor Roman The Room in the Tower: E. F. Benson Mrs. Amworth: E. F. Benson Doctor Porthos: Basil Copper For the Blood Is the Life: F. Marion Crawford Count Magnus: M. R. James When It Was Moonlight: Manly Wade Wellman The Drifting Snow: August Derleth Aylmer Vance and the Vampire: Alice and Claude Askew Dracula's Guest: Bram Stoker The Transfer: Algernon Blackwood The Stone Chamber: H. B. Marriott Watson The Vampire: Jan Neruda The End of the Story: Clark Ashton Smith   PSYCHIC VAMPIRES   The Lovely Lady: D. H. Lawrence The Parasite: Arthur Conan Doyle Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time: Harlan Ellison   SOMETHING FEELS FUNNY   Blood: Fredric Brown Popsy: Stephen King The Werewolf and the Vampire: R. Chetwynd-Hayes Drink My Red Blood: Richard Matheson Dayblood: Roger Zelazny   LOVE . . . FOREVER   Replacements: Lisa Tuttle Princess of Darkness: Frederick Cowles The Silver Collar: Garry Kilworth The Old Man's Story: Walter Starkie Will: Vincent O'Sullivan Blood-Lust: Dion Fortune The Canal: Everil Worrell When Gretchen Was Human: Mary A. Turzillo The Story of Chugoro: Lafcadio Hearn   THEY GATHER   The Men & Women of Rivendale: Steve Rasnic Tem Winter Flowers: Tanith Lee The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady: Brian Stableford Midnight Mass: F. Paul Wilson   IS THAT A VAMPIRE?   The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire: Arthur Conan Doyle A Dead Finger: Sabine Baring-Gould Wailing Well: M. R. James Human Remains: Clive Barker The Vampire: Sydney Horler Stragella: Hugh B. Cave Marsyas in Flanders: Vernon Lee The Horla: Guy De Maupassant The Girl With the Hungry Eyes: Fritz Leiber   THIS IS WAR   The Living Dead: Robert Bloch Down Among the Dead Men: Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann   MODERN MASTERS   Necros: Brian Lumley The Man Upstairs: Ray Bradbury Chastel: Manly Wade Wellman Dracula's Chair: Peter Tremayne Special: Richard Laymon Carrion Comfort: Dan Simmons The Sea Was Wet as Wet Could Be: Gahan Wilson   The Vampire: A Bibliography:  Compiled by Daniel Seitler