By Leonard Wolf
In Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction, Leonard Wolf gathers thirty stories within which vampires of all kinds make their ghastly presence felt. From Lafcadio Hearn, Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman, Edith Wharton, August Derleth, and Ray Bradbury to such modern masters as Anne Rice, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, John Cheever, and Woody Allen, and in settings as assorted as rural New England and outer house, this assortment bargains readers a blood-curling compendium of the easiest vampire fiction because the e-book of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Organized into six categories--The vintage event story, The Psychic Vampire, The technology Fiction Vampire, The Non-Human Vampire, The comedian Vampire, and The Heroic Vampire--the assortment illustrates how the vampire's skill to attract into itself one of these richness of symbolic meanings may possibly account for the iconic charm of the literature written approximately it. the following, then, is the definitive assortment for aficionados and rookies alike to sink their the teeth into.
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He has told me that he came back late in the afternoon and shut himself up in the tower to eat and sleep, for he was very tired. It was past midnight when he awoke, and when he looked out the waning moon was rising over the shoulder of the hill. He looked out toward the mound, and he saw something, and he did not sleep again that night. When he went out again in the morning it was broad daylight, and there was nothing to be seen on the mound but loose stones and driven sand. Yet he did not go very near it; he went straight up the path to the village and directly to the house of the old priest.
The first man to move was the father of the girl whom Angelo was to marry; having collected his household, all of whom felt a personal interest in the wealth which was to have come into the family, he declared it to be his opinion that the chest had been stolen by the two journeyman masons who lodged in the house. He headed a search for them, which naturally began in Alario's house and ended in the carpenter's workshop, where the thieves were found discussing a measure of wine with the carpenter over the half-finished coffin, by the light of one earthen lamp filled with oil and tallow.
His last notes were written on this day. They are too disjointed and ejaculatory to be given here in full, but the substance of them is clear enough. " Doctors, he knows, would call him mad, policemen would laugh at him. The parson is away. What can he do but lock his door and cry to God? People still remember last year at Belchamp St. Paul how a strange gentleman came one evening in August years back; and how the next morning but one he was found dead, and there was an inquest; and the jury that viewed the body fainted, seven of 'em did, and none of 'em wouldn't speak to what they see, and the verdict was visitation of God; and how the people as kep' the 'ouse moved out that same week, and went away from that part.