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Vikram and the Vampire - Sir Richard Francis Burton

Paperback

Published: 20th June 2006
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Vikram and the Vampire: Tales of Hindu Devilry consists of tales of the history of a huge bat, vampire, or evil spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights, and which inspired the Golden Ass of Apuleius, Boccaccio's Decameron, and the Pentamerone.The story turns chiefly on a great king named Vikram, the King Arthur of the East, who, in pursuance of his promise to a Jogi or Magician, brings to him the Baital (Vampire), who is hanging on a tree. The difficulties King Vikram and his son have in bringing the Vampire into the presence of the Jogi are truly laughable; and on this thread is strung a series of Hindu fairy stories, which contain much interesting information on Indian customs and manners.

ISBN: 9781406801392
ISBN-10: 1406801399
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 20th June 2006
Publisher: Echo Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.23