Reading the Vampire

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134895348

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.
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Reading the Vampire

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415080126

Category: Art

Page: 161

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Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.
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Reading the Vampire

Author: Ken Gelder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 020313205X

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.
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Reading the Vampire Slayer

The Complete, Unofficial Guide to 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

Author: Roz Kaveney

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781860649844

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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Essays and analysis of the television programs Buffy the vampire slayer and Angel. Includes an episode guide to all seven seasons of Buffy and to the first four seasons of Angel, as well a critical overview of those seasons' principal themes and structures.
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Blood Read

The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture

Author: Joan Gordon,Veronica Hollinger

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Scholars and writers from the United States, Canada, England, and Japan examine how today's vampire has evolved from that of the last century, consider the vampire as a metaphor for consumption within the context of social concerns, and discuss the vampire figure in terms of contemporary literary theory.
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The Vampire Armand

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345464532

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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See the difference, read #1 bestselling author Anne Rice in Large Print * About Large Print All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface In the latest installment of The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice summons up dazzling worlds to bring us the story of Armand - eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel. Armand, who first appeared in all his dark glory more than twenty years ago in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire, the first of The Vampire Chronicles, the novel that established its author worldwide as a magnificent storyteller and creator of magical realms. Now, we go with Armand across the centuries to the Kiev Rus of his boyhood - a ruined city under Mongol dominion - and to ancient Constantinople, where Tartar raiders sell him into slavery. And in a magnificent palazzo in the Venice of the Renaissance we see him emotionally and intellectually in thrall to the great vampire Marius, who masquerades among humankind as a mysterious, reclusive painter and who will bestow upon Armand the gift of vampiric blood. As the novel races to its climax, moving through scenes of luxury and elegance, of ambush, fire, and devil worship to nineteenth-century Paris and today's New Orleans, we see its eternally vulnerable and romantic hero forced to choose between his twilight immortality and the salvation of his immortal soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Children of the Vampire

Author: Jeanne Kalogridis

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307804623

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The story begun in the acclaimed first novel in the trilogy, Covenant with the Vampire, continues in the second novel, as the heir of Vlad the Impaler tries to put an end to the Dracul family's horrifying legacy. From the Paperback edition.
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Turned (Book #1 in the Vampire Journals)

Author: Morgan Rice

Publisher: Morgan Rice

ISBN: 0982953720

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

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Eighteen-year-old Caitlin suddenly finds herself changing. She is overcome by a superhuman strength, a sensitivity to light, a desire to feed--by feelings she does not understand. She soon finds herself caught between two dangerous covens, right in the middle of a vampire war.
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The Greyfriar

Author: Clay Griffith,Susan Griffith

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616142979

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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Rousing pulp action and steampunk come together in a heartbreaking story of high adventure and alternate history. In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming. Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. When she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan, her only protector is the Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans. The first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.
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The Vampire and the Virgin

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061976482

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Olivia's packing list: 1. Sunscreen 2. Bathing suit 3. Flip-flops FBI psychologist Olivia Sotiris was looking for a cool ocean breeze, sand between her toes, and a break from her crazy, chaotic, and sometimes all-too-dangerous life. But when she escaped to the small Greek island of Patmos, all she got were meddling grandmothers trying to marry her off. Can't they see that none of the men around interests her—except Robby MacKay? Robby's packing list: 1. Synthetic blood 2. More synthetic blood 3. Jogging clothes (even vamps have to stay in shape!) Robby needs to cool off, too, since all he can think about is revenge on the Malcontent bloodsuckers who once held him captive—but then he meets Olivia, the beauty with wild curls and a tempting smile. When a deadly criminal from a case back home tracks her down, Robby will have to save her life—along with giving her a first time she'll never forget . . .
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The Vampire in My Bathtub

Author: Brenda Seabrooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823415052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 150

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After moving into an old house, thirteen-year-old Jeff opens a locked closet and finds an ancient, good vampire named Eugene, who is being hunted by his cousin Louis, an evil vampire from New Orleans.
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Interview with the Vampire

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307575853

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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#1 New York Times Bestselling author - The spellbinding classic that started it all - Book I of the Vampire Chronicles Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force—a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. Praise for Interview with the Vampire “A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth–the education of the vampire.”—Chicago Tribune “Unrelentingly erotic . . . sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable.”—Washington Post “If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream.”—Boston Globe “A chilling, thought-provoking tale, beautifully frightening, sensuous, and utterly unnerving.”—Hartford Courant
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The Lure of the Vampire

Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy

Author: Milly Williamson

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781904764403

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

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This title explores the enduring myth of Dracula and vampires and just why it has remained so popular for so long.
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The Vampire

A New History

Author: Nick Groom

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300240813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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An authoritative new history of the vampire, two hundred years after it first appeared on the literary scene Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori’s publication of The Vampyre, Nick Groom’s detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century, when Enlightenment science collided with Eastern European folklore and apparently verified outbreaks of vampirism, capturing the attention of medical researchers, political commentators, social theorists, theologians, and philosophers. Groom accordingly traces the vampire from its role as a monster embodying humankind’s fears, to that of an unlikely hero for the marginalized and excluded in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literary and artistic representations, as well as medical, forensic, empirical, and sociopolitical perspectives, this rich and eerie history presents the vampire as a strikingly complex being that has been used to express the traumas and contradictions of the human condition.
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Vampire Next Door

Author: Ashlyn Chase

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402236662

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Room for Rent: Normal need not apply This old Boston brownstone is not known for quiet living...first the shapeshifter meets his nurse, then the werewolf falls for his sassy lawyer, but now the vampire is looking for love with a witch who'se afraid of the dark...and you thought your neighbors had issues! Undead Sly is content playing vigilante vampire, keeping the neighborhood safe from human criminals, until Morgaine moves in upstairs. Suddenly he finds himself weak with desire, which isn't a good place for a vampire to be. And Morgaine isn't exactly without her own issues — will the two of them be able to get past their deepest fears before their chance at "normal" slips away... Praise for The Werewolf Upstairs: "Witty and wonderful...the entertaining plot, humor, sizzling sensual scenes, and romance make this story unforgettable."—Romance Junkies "Original and full of laughs, steamy sex, and madcap mayhem."—Night Owl Romance "An entertaining, funny read." —RT Book Reviews "Delicious romance...The Werewolf Upstairs seduced me!"—Sparkling Reviews
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The Vampire Book of the Month Club

Author: Rusty Fischer

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1942546416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

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At the age of seventeen, Nora Falcon is already a best-selling author of vampire lit, with fans lining up around the block to read the next installment of her Better off Bled series. So it might seem like she’s something special. But at the Nightshade Preparatory Academy for Exemplary Boys and Girls in Beverly Hills, Nora is just another student. One day a handsome stranger shows up at one of Nora’s book signings. Reece Rothchild is not only tall, dark, and handsome—he’s downright irresistible, and he has recently transferred to Nightshade Academy. But Reece is not just eye candy: he’s an actual vampire who wants Nora to write a book specifically for vampires—and he’s very persistent. So persistent he kidnaps Nora’s friends to get her to comply. Nora is torn. If she does what Reece wants, thousands of vampires will converge on an unsuspecting town and use its inhabitants as a human snack bar. If she doesn’t, her friends will die. Now Nora must find a way to defeat Reece and save her friends—all while juggling a full course load!
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The Vampire Who Loved Me

Author: Teresa Medeiros

Publisher: Amber House Books

ISBN: 1939541085

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Julian Kane is back in town… Once, as a girl of seventeen, beautiful, headstrong Portia Cabot saved the life of the dashing vampire Julian Kane—who marked her forever, then left to go in search of his soul. He returns five years later to find the enchanting young girl he left behind grown into a bewitching woman with a woman's heart...and a woman's desires. Portia quickly discovers that Julian's seductive and forbidden kiss can still make her crave the night...and his touch. But a recent spate of murders makes Portia fear that the man she has always adored may truly be a monster. For years Julian has fought the temptation to embrace his dark gifts, never realizing that Portia's love may give him the most dangerous gift of all...a reason to live... Book 2 in Teresa Medeiros’s LORDS OF MIDNIGHT Series, which includes After Midnight and The Vampire Who Loved Me “Teresa Medeiros is one of my all-time favorite authors!”—Sherrilyn Kenyon, New York Times bestselling author “If Jane Austen had written Dracula, it would have been The Vampire Who Loved Me. Medeiros is magic!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author “Winning, sexy and saucy. An engaging romp for those who like their Regencies with a little bite.”—Publishers Weekly “Masterful writing and unforgettable characters. A spellbinding tale that quite simply mesmerizes.”—Romantic Times “The Vampire Who Loved Me proves once again why Teresa Medeiros is one of the most beloved and popular authors writing today. Heart wrenching and magically romantic. Sure to earn a place on your keeper shelf!”—Romance Reviews Today ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION Regency romance, Vampire romance, Paranormal romance, Humorous romance
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Covenant with the Vampire

Author: Jeanne Kalogridis

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307804615

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A sensual, terrifying, incredibly accomplished first novel, this fascinating prequel to the classic and most popular horror novel of all time, Dracula, focuses on Dracula's great-nephew, who inherits the job of managing his great-uncle's estate...and his appetite. Written in diary form as Dracula is, this compulsively readable book has revelations that will shock and delight readers of the original. More erotic than Anne Rice, Kalogridis is a major new voice in vampire fiction. The first chilling tale in an exciting new trilogy is a rich and terrifying historical novel set fifty years before the opening of Bram Stoker's Dracula. At the castle of Prince Vlad Tsepesh, also known as Dracula, Vald's great-nephew Arkady is honored to care for his beloved though strange great-uncle...until he beings to realize what is expected of him in his new role. It seems that either he provides his great-uncle with unsuspecting victims to satisfy his needs, or Vlad will kill those Arkady loves. He is trapped into becoming party to murder and sadistic torture. And it is in his blood. When Arkady learns that his newborn son is being groomed one day to follow in his footsteps, he knows that he must fight Dracula, even if it means death.
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The Vampire Goes to College

Essays on Teaching with the Undead

Author: Lisa A. Nevárez

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786475544

Category: Education

Page: 256

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"This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom. The essays foster collaboration and dialogue across different disciplines, and serve as a collective resource for those who would teach the vampire"--
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