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Vampire's Myth

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The list author says: "The Vampire is the oldest of the modern myths, predating all modern religions. Even though every culture has its own unique vampire legend it has become adopted, popularized and modernized as an American icon. The books listed here are ones I've collected over the years about vampire myth, legend and history."
The Vampire in Lore and Legend (Dover Occult)
The Vampire in Lore and Legend (Dover Occult)
"Original Copyright 1929 - Published as "The Vampire in Europe".  This is the source book for vampire information."
The Truth About Dracula.
The Truth About Dracula.
"Copyright 1972 - Covers prime events in European history."
The Vampire In Legend and Fact
The Vampire In Legend and Fact
"Copyright 1973 - Well organized covering Legend, Literature, Film and Theater, and Fact."
Lust for Blood
Lust for Blood
"Copyright 1984 - History of vampires from ancient to modern times and their impact on the culture of the time."
The book of vampires
The book of vampires
"Copyright 1987 - Along with Montague Summers, Dudley Wright is one of the early writers of the vampire myth and sourced by many authors."
Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality
Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality
"Copyright 1988 - This is the book to get if you want to understand the physical factors that helped to morph the modern vampire myth."
American Vampires: Fans, Victims, Practitioners
American Vampires: Fans, Victims, Practitioners
"Copyright 1989 - One of the few books that addresses vampires as an American sub-culture."
Vampire: The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead
Vampire: The Complete Guide to the World of the Undead
"Copyright 1992 - Nicely illustrated book"
V Is for Vampire: The A-Z Guide to Everything Undead
V Is for Vampire: The A-Z Guide to Everything Undead
"Copyright 1996 - Covers vampire film topics as a type of viewer's guide."
The Vampire Encyclopedia
The Vampire Encyclopedia
"Copyright 1993 - A compendium on vampires including how to find, destroy, and become a vampire."
The Complete Vampire Companion: Legend and Lore of the Living Dead
The Complete Vampire Companion: Legend and Lore of the Living Dead
"Copyright 1994 - A good armchair guide to the vampire phenomenon."
In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires
In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires
"Copyright 1994 - This gem does a good job of covering the legend of Dracula and how it ties into the modern vampire myth."
Liquid Dreams of Vampires
Liquid Dreams of Vampires
"Copyright 1996 - Interesting take on the psychological attraction for vampires."
Something in the Blood: The Underground World of Today's Vampires
Something in the Blood: The Underground World of Today's Vampires
"Copyright 1996 - Case studies of modern people living the vampire lifestyle."
Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture
Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture
"Copyright 1997 - An engaging book of vampire essays written by both scholars and writers."
Vampire Gallery: A Who's Who of the Undead
Vampire Gallery: A Who's Who of the Undead
"Copyright 1998 - This really is the who's who of the undead."
The Vampire: A Casebook
The Vampire: A Casebook
"Copyright 1998 - After seeing the reviews and taking a peak I  ordered a copy for my library.  Collection of essay and research on vampire myths from different parts of the world."
The Complete Book of Vampires
The Complete Book of Vampires
"Copyright 1998 - Well researched book covering vampires in Europe, American, as well as the rest of the world."
The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead
The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead
"Copyright 1999 - Comprehensive big book covering legend, book, screen, and role-play game."
Vampires: From Vlad Drakul to the Vampire Lestat
Vampires: From Vlad Drakul to the Vampire Lestat
"Copyright 2001 - Presented in three parts: Legends and Legacy, Popular Culture, and a collection of soft vampire stories."
Vampires
Vampires
"Copyright 2005 - Description of vampires known around the world."
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