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Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: by Erik Butler

Metamorphoses of the Vampire in Literature and Film: by Erik Butler

By Erik Butler

For the final 300 years, fictions of the vampire have fed off anxieties approximately cultural continuity. notwithstanding mostly represented as a parasitic aggressor from with out, the vampire is in reality a local of Europe, and its "metamorphoses," to cite Baudelaire, a distorted picture of social transformation. as the vampire grows powerful each time and at any place traditions weaken, its representations have improved with each political, fiscal, and technological revolution from the eighteenth century on. this present day, within the age of globalization, vampire fictions are extra virulent than ever, and the monster enjoys looking grounds as great because the overseas market.

Metamorphoses of the Vampire explains why representations of vampirism all started within the eighteenth century, flourished within the 19th, and got here to eclipse approximately all different kinds of monstrosity within the early 20th century. some of the works by means of French and German authors mentioned right here have by no means been awarded to scholars and students within the English-speaking international. whereas there are various very good experiences that learn Victorian vampires, the undead in cinema, modern vampire fictions, and the vampire in folklore, in the past no paintings has tried to account for the unifying good judgment that underlies the vampire's many and sometimes it seems that contradictory varieties.

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Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, Book 9) by Jennifer Estep

Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, Book 9) by Jennifer Estep

By Jennifer Estep

The hotly expected 9th novel within the highly renowned Elemental murderer sequence unearths Gin Blanco on a perilous venture to rescue a chum.

When a fear from the previous threatens Gin’s pal and body-disposer, Sophia, Gin will cease at not anything to guard her, no matter if it skill jogging instantly right into a killer’s capture. in the meantime, the rocky romance among Gin and Owen reaches a turning point—can they reunite and re-ignite their love? Or will the issues Gin has been compelled to do in her line of labor because the lethal murderer the Spider continue them aside ceaselessly? Assuming, that's, she survives lengthy adequate to discover out…

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Scenes from an Unholy War (Vampire Hunter D Novels, Book 20) by Hideyuki Kikuchi

Scenes from an Unholy War (Vampire Hunter D Novels, Book 20) by Hideyuki Kikuchi

By Hideyuki Kikuchi

In a village at the fringe of the Frontier, D is without doubt one of the warriors and mercenaries employed to guard the village from the Black demise, a infamous bandit gang. however the bandits don’t arrive, and the village mayor dismisses the mercenaries. As D leaves the scene, he’s struck by way of “sunlight syndrome”—the lethal disease distinct to dhampirs!

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Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, Book 4) by L. J. Smith

Dark Reunion (The Vampire Diaries, Book 4) by L. J. Smith

By L. J. Smith

The ultimate Conflict...The final lethal Kiss

Elena

Now she rises from the lifeless to recreate the strong vampire trio.

Stefan

Summoned via Elena, he retains a promise to her and fights the main terrifying evil he's ever faced.

Damon

Joining the brother he as soon as known as enemy, Damon battles this new horror with energy, crafty, and lethal allure.

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Vampires: Under the Hammer by Charles E. Butler

Vampires: Under the Hammer by Charles E. Butler

By Charles E. Butler

Vampires lower than the Hammer concentrates its gaze on each vampire motion picture made less than the unique Hammer movie studio among 1957 and 1974. reviewing the entire Dracula videos starring Christopher Lee and the entire Karnstein trilogy of movies in accordance with JS Lefanu's Carmilla. Inroads to Brides of Dracula, Kiss of the Vampire and Vampire Circus are featured as are the curios Captain Kronos and Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires.

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Sons of Destiny (The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 12) by Darren Shan

Sons of Destiny (The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 12) by Darren Shan

By Darren Shan

Time appeared to collapse... there has been a pointy stabbing sensation in my stomach... Steve crowed, "Now i've got you! Now you're gonna die!"

Dead if he loses - damned if he wins. The time has eventually come for Darren to stand his archenemy, Steve Leopard. one in every of them will die. the opposite becomes the Lord of the Shadows - and wreck the world.

Is the long run written, or can Darren trick future?

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin

Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks, Book 1) by Jennifer Rardin

By Jennifer Rardin

I'm Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, on the hand of his vampire spouse, Liliana. yet that's historic background. For the instant Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best--assassination. and that i aid. you'll say I'm an Assistant murderer. yet then I'd need to kick your ass.

Our present project appeared effortless. Get just about a Miami plastic health care provider named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried physique. discover what he's assembly with which could aid him and his comrades deliver the USA to her knees. after which shut his beady little eyes perpetually. Why is it that nothing's ever as effortless because it turns out?

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Hunt the Moon (Cassie Palmer, Book 5) by Karen Chance

Hunt the Moon (Cassie Palmer, Book 5) by Karen Chance

By Karen Chance

Cassandra Palmer lately defeated a god, which you'd imagine could purchase a lady a bit time without work. however it doesn't paintings that means whilst your task description is Pythia-the world's leader clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, attempting to find out about her energy, getting ready for her upcoming coronation, and realizing her dating with the enigmatic horny grasp vampire, Mircea.

yet somebody doesn't wish Cassie to turn into Pythia, and is prepared to visit any lengths to ensure the coronation rite by no means occurs- together with attacking her mom ahead of Cassie is even born.

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Vampire Zéro (Vampire Story, Tome 3) by David Wellington

Vampire Zéro (Vampire Story, Tome 3) by David Wellington

By David Wellington

L'agent spécial Jameson Arkeley a transmis ce qu'il savait sur les vampires à l'enquêtrice Laura Caxton. Puis il s'est sacrifié à l'issue d'un wrestle sanglant contre ces créatures. Or il n'est pas vraiment mort... il est devenu l'un des leurs ! Caxton comprend très vite que son ancien mentor s'est fixé comme objectif de détruire, un par un, tous les membres de sa propre famille. Elle n'a pas le choix : elle doit l'abattre. Mais plus encore, il faut l'empêcher de devenir un monstre terriblement plus dangereux : un vampire zéro.

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Dracula and the Eastern Question: British and French Vampire by Matthew Gibson

Dracula and the Eastern Question: British and French Vampire by Matthew Gibson

By Matthew Gibson

Fresh politically dependent works at the vampire novel were oriented in the direction of Irish or postcolonial contexts. during this paintings Matthew Gibson couches the paintings of Mérimée, Polidori, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne within the instant and particular context within which their works have been written - specifically the perfect reaction to the Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. whereas tracing the perspectives and evaluations of the writers themselves, he additionally analyzes their works to bare that the vampire acts as an allegory of the close to East by which they recommend (rather than avow) usually unorthodox perspectives, that are a problem to critics who profess the 'orientalism' argument well known at the present time.

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