A Cultural History of the British Vampire
History Press 2014
Paperback 224pp Illustrated
9780752497150   Product Code: 23409
Paul Adams follows the blood-soaked path of the vampire and the undead from John Polidori's The Vampyre, published as the work of Byron in 1819, to the 1990s and the Anno Dracula series by novelist and cinema critic Kim Newman. As well as the writers most associated with the phenomenon - Bram Stoker and Montague Summers - the book discusses the vampire in popular fiction, Hammer horror movies, alleged encounters in Highgate Cemetery, and British rock bands.