This collection features vampire stories ranging from the mid1800's to the very early part of the 1900's, many of which haven't been printed for over a century. These are the original vampires, pale and lean, ugly yet compelling, those early precursors to vampires as we know them today. Some were originally featured in The Strand, also featured is a rare copy of Bram Stoker's early manuscript pages for "Count Vampire". With these stories, you will not only find yourself in the fog-shrouded streets of London, but also the balmy olive gardens of Italy and snow-swept mountains of Spain. With vampires ranging from revenge seeking reincarnations to spirit based vampires to even a blood sucking hand, this book is a definite must read for not only vampire fans but also those who enjoy pulp fiction short stories. This novel now has a welcome place on my bookshelf.
Rare vampire tales from the nineteenth century and beyond!
Long lost to the public in out-of-print pulp magazines, dusty Victorian anthologies, and the pages of now defunct newspapers-these vintage vampire stories have truly proved immortal. Resurrected now for the year 2011, this is a stunning collection of nineteenth-century vampire stories by heavyweights such as Sabine Baring-Gould and Bram Stoker. These rare stories are arranged in chronological order from 1846 to 1913 and are compiled by two of the world's leading vampire anthologists and experts. Also included are rare images of Bram Stoker's handwritten manuscript pages for Count Vampire (1890) courtesy of the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia. Three black-and-white photographs