The Tale of the Living Vampyre: New Directions in Vampire Studies

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Kevind Dodd


250 pages, 6 x 9

50 illustrations
Release Date: 8 July 2021

The nineteenth-century vampire has been inadequately studied until now, being usually investigated mainly as a precursor to twentieth- and twenty-first fictions. On the contrary, this book studies the vampire of the nineteenth century free of any reference to later developments, exploring instead other key topics, such as: the origins of the vampire in Icelandic and other medieval European texts; issues of gender and sex; and, because the vampire is almost always treated solely as egotistical, maniacal, and animalistic, any instances of sympathy and mercy shown by nineteenth-century vampires.

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