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The vampire encyclopedia
Bunson, Matthew.
Personal Author:
2000 edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Gramercy Books, 2000.

Physical Description:
x, 303 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Crown Trade Paperbacks, c1993.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library GR830.V3 B86 1993C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library GR830.V3 B86 1993C Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Entries include vampires as profiled in television, film, art, literature, religion, and history, and comments on such relevant subjects as detecting and destroying vampires.

Author Notes

Aside from his work as General Editor of The Catholic Almanac (the 2nd largest compendium on the Catholic Church) and author of numerous works on religion--including Encyclopedia of Catholic History, Papal Wisdom: Words of Hope and Inspiration from Pope John Paul ll, and The Wisdom Teachings of the Dalai Lama, Matthew Bunson has compiled a variety of reference works. These include Encyclopedia Sherlockiana, Encyclopedia of the Roman Empire, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, The Vampire Encyclopedia, and Angels A to Z. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

YA-This reference source, which includes all one ever wanted to know about the undead, is a real find for devotees of the horror genre as well as readers enticed by the 1992 movie Bram Stoker's Dracula and current novels by Anne Rice and others. The alphabetic entries, which vary in length, relate to vampires in film, literature, folklore, poetry, art, medicine, religion, and comedy. The encyclopedia includes four appendixes: short stories, novels, a suggested reading list, and vampire societies and organizations with addresses and membership fees. All of this plus black-and-white photos from memorable movies and sets make for fascinating research and browsing.-Carol Clark, R.E. Lee High School, Springfield, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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