The Vampire Book The Encyclopedia of the Undead is one of the most valuable books I use in the prep work I do I ve been using it for years the version I just got is the third edition, making this the second time that I ll be donating a dog eared previous edition to the Outreach Center Note I don t bother selling used books I donate them Goodwill, Outreach, Library, whatever At the end the year you can write off some amount, and it s not as tiresome as waiting on a small sum in trade at the Half Price Books Just donate them The Vampire Book is over 800 pages of articles on all things related to vampires in folklore, pop art, history and culture There are articles on everything from Dracula, the book, to Dracula, the 1979 movie, to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, to Twilight, with an individual article on Isabella Marie Swan I use this encyclopedia as a survey book to guide me to other sources because it s the most definitive and broad reference and certainly the most up to date that I know of If you re looking for a massive brick of a book as a stocking stuffer for a vampire fan friend, The Vampire Book is the way to go. I ve been searching for this book desperately among my books since almost 3 yrs i haven t lost the the hope of finding it somewhere I believe I m gonna find it just when i m not looking for it.i bought this book in July 2003, from Borders Bookstore Washington DC USA I chose that book along with Great short works of Edgar Allan Poe yet, I have bought this Vampire book for to give as a present for my favorite author translator Dr.Ahmed Khaled Tawfick author of Utopia , when I finish reading it, knowing that I keep my books neat and as good as new I ve read it, contacted the publisher of most of his books, but couldn t get to send him the book back then internet wasn t that widely used though I had e mail since the year 1997The book is really good, giving reference to historical stories of vampires, vampire stories in literature,movies and even series and criticism given to these works I remember I ve read Carmella for the first time in that book, then i found it translated by Dr Ahmed Khaled Tawfick in a small booklet so cleverly, avoiding those parts that might clash with our culture, making it suitable for reading for the age targeted by the book yet not ruining the original work..I have no idea where the book is, and whether it is still at my parents home stored under any bed or in the balcony storage closet, or whether it is here in my house after marriage or if i have lost it while moving I really wish I can find it, yet I m not sure if I ll keep it or give it to the one whom i bought the book for I think he would make great use of it I really wish to find the book first. then whatever is meant to be will find its way Extremely thorough and expansive in terms of looking at the vampire as a literary, cinematic, mythological and cultural phenomenon you ll find entries on everything from fan clubs to breakfast cereals, as well as how various cultures Germany, India, China, etc interpret the vampire One drawback since the book was published in 1998, it misses out on internet culture a revised updated edition would be a fun read. What s not to like The title says it all An encyclopedia of vamps. This book is an excellent resource for serious researchers, fans, and writers who appreciate the realm of horror, the cultural phenomenon of vampires, or culture, in general This reference contains many entries related to cultural works related to the vampire mythology, legends, and lore, but there is a good amount of research on the less fantastic environment in which these myths, legends, and lore have been borne and thriving. Awesome I got this book back in the early 90 s so by today s standard it may be considered a bit out dated This does not make this book worth any less though It s a very exhaustive encyclopaedia in terms of history European, Asian, etc , myth legend, movies, boooks, and so forth It would be really, really nice to see a revised up to date edition, that also takes other media into consideration, such as music, games and the internet, in addition to what has been released since its original release But this edition still remains a must have for anyone who is interested in learningof where the vampire myth comes form, what makes it fascinating, and so forth This book is definitely a serious addition to anyone who s interested in all things vampire This is one of the greatest book of everything you need to know about Vampires Their storie, myths, authors, films and alot of interesting sources All very awesome So I give it 10 stars 2 thumbs up If you re a true vampire fanatic You ll totally love Vampire Book The Encyclopedia of the Undead. Deffs a good book to own if you like vampires It has fun facts, insightful descriptions, and much muchabout all of your favorite vampire stories To be honest, I have not read thee entire book lol Who would have the time This thing is gargantuan The Most Comprehensive Collection Of Vampire Lore, With Entries On Everything From African Vampires To Yama, The God Of DeathThis Unique Encyclopedia Satisfies Your Thirst For Vampire Lore And Legends From Around The World It Provides Unprecedented Coverage Of The Historical, Literary, Mythological And Popular Aspects Of One Of The World S Most Mesmerizing Subjects It sof a reference book, so I ve only read parts of it, but he leaves no stone unturned Anything that has any relation to vampire myths, movies, folklore, books, places, and people is in here There are even entries on medieval vampire hunters This is extremely encompassing.
John Gordon Melton is an American religious scholar who was the founding director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion and is currently a research specialist in religion and New Religious Movements with the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara He is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University s Institute for Studies of Religion.His a
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