The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories
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The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories

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They're lurking under the cover of darkness ... and between the covers of this book. Here, in all their horror and all their glory, are the great vampires of literature: male and female, invisible and metamorphic, doomed and daring.

Their skin deathly pale, their nails curved like claws, their fangs sharpened for the attack, they are gathered for the kill and for the chill, brought frighteningly to life by Bram Stoker, Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, Tanith Lee, and other masters of the macabre. Careful--they are all crafty enough to steal their way into your imagination and steal away your hopes for a restful sleep.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 38.1mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0140124454
  • 9780140124453
  • 281,853

Table of contents

Vampire StoriesAcknowledgments
Introduction by Alan Ryan


Fragment of a Novel (1816)
George Gordon, Lord Byron


The Vampyre (1819)
John Polidori


Varney the Vampyre, or, the Feast of Blood (excerpt) (1845)
James Malcolm Rymer


The Mysterious Stranger (1860)
Anonymous


Carmilla (1872)
J. Sheridan Le Fanu


Good Lady Ducayne (1896)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon


Dracula's Guest (1897)
Bram Stoker


Luella Miller (1903)
Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman


For the Blood Is the Life (1911)
F. Marion Crawford


The Transfer (1912)
Algernon Blackwood


The Room in the Tower (1912)
E. F. Benson


An Episode of Cathedral History (1919)
M. R. James


A Rendezvous in Averoigne (1931)
Clark Ashton Smith


Shambleau (1933)
C. L. Moore


Revelations in Black (1933)
Carl Jacobi


School for the Unspeakable (1937)
Manly Wade Wellman


The Drifting Snow (1939)
August Derleth


Over the River (1941)
P. Schuyler Miller


The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (1949)
Fritz Leiber


The Mindworm (1950)
C. M. Kornbluth


Drink My Blood (1951)
Richard Matheson


Place of Meeting (1953)
Charles Beaumont


The Living Dead (1967)
Robert Bloch


Pages from a Young Girl's Journal (1975)
Robert Aickman


The Werewolf and the Vampire (1975)
R. Chetwynd-Hayes


Love-Starved (1979)
Charles L. Grant


Cabin 33 (1980)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro


Unicorn Tapestry (1980)
Suzy McKee Charnas


Following the Way (1982)
Alan Ryan


The Sunshine Club (1983)
Ramsey Campbell


The Men & Women of Rivendale (1984)
Steve Rasnic Tem


Bite-Me-Not or, Fleur De Feu (1984)
Tanith Lee


Appendix I: Vampire Novels
Appendix II: Vampire Movies
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About Alan Ryan

Alan Ryan has served as a judge for the Film Fantasy Awards and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He regularly contributes to The Washington Post, USA Today, The Smithsonian, and Travel and Leisure, among other publications.
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