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The Monster with a Thousand Faces
Guises of the Vampire in Myth and Literature
Brian J. Frost
Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert E. Howard's Conan the Conqueror to the malevolent fetus in Eddy C. Bertin's "Something Small, Something Hungry." Nostalgia buffs will enjoy a discussion of the vampire yarns in the pulp magazines of the interwar years, while fans of contemporary vampire fiction will also be sated.
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Published in 1989
LC: 89-061747 PN
160 pp. 6 x 9
Cloth $16.95 t
The paper edition, ISBN 978-0-87972-460-3, is out of print.
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