The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters

The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters

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Baker & Taylor
From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, six hundred entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading on the macabre.

Blackwell North Amer
More than 600 entries presented in this encyclopedia provide a comprehensive range of vampires, werewolves, and related creatures. Topics covered include the supernatural and macabre aspects of the undead, superstitions about them and defenses against them from a wide range of cultures and beliefs, supposed "true" historical accounts of such beasts, and the depiction of these creatures in the arts, entertainment, and pop culture.
Also covered are major writers and researchers and their contributions to fact and fiction, as well as famous performers most closely associated with vampires (Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi) and werewolves (Lon Chaney Jr.). Featuring more than 100 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters is an authoritative reference and an indispensable resource for those who wish to learn more about these mysterious beings and their long and varied histories.

Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780816046850
Branch Call Number: 133.423 GUILE
Characteristics: xiii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm


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Aug 09, 2012

This has a slew of interesting entries, from pop-culture to folklore and mythology. Definitely interesting, especially for fans of Dracula or Lestat!


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