Vampires offers a bite-sized overview of the ever-mutating vampire, a phenomenon created by primal human fears of blood-sucking monsters.
The book delves into ancient vampiric beliefs including the Chinese hopping vampire Jiangshi and Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, as well as Gothic horrors from the late Middle Ages.
The evolution of vampires in literature, film and television is comprehensively covered, from the iconic Dracula tale, Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series; ‘Nosferatu’, the first Hollywood take on vampires and modern films such as the Blade trilogy and New Moon; and popular TV shows including The Twilight Zone, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries.
About the Author
Dr Judyth A. McLeod has been a university lecturer in horticulture, landscape design, garden history, graphic art and sustainable architecture. She is co-owner of a nursery, Honeysuckle Cottage, which specialises in pre-twentieth century plants. Judyth is the author of a number of books on gardening and natural methods of healthcare, as well as the garden history title In A Unicorn's Garden: recreating the magic and mystery of medieval gardens (Murdoch Books, publishing April 2008).
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Dimensions (cm): 16.0 x 10.9 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.29