- The Vampyre: A Tale. John William Polidori.
- Carmilla (Annotated) Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
- Dracula. Bram Stoker.
- Interview With the Vampire. Anne Rice.
- Dead Until Dark. Charlaine Harris.
- Let the Right One In: A Novel.
- Fledgling: A Novel.
- The Historian.
How was the first vampire born?
The first vampire started out as not a vampire at all, but as a human man named Ambrogio. He was an Italian-born adventurer who fate brought to Delphi, in Greece. You can read the full story here, but in a nutshell a series of blessings and curses transformed this young man into history’s first vampire.
Who writes about vampires?
Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897). The Blood of the Vampire by Florence Marryat (1897).
When did vampires become romantic?
The vampire was hot in the 1890s, when Bram Stoker published the most influential vampire novel of all, “Dracula.” Following the path cut by Ruthven and Varney, Dracula was at the same time fearsome and attractive.
How old is the vampire legend?
Despite the occurrence of vampire-like creatures in these ancient civilizations, the folklore for the entity known today as the vampire originates almost exclusively from early 18th-century Southeastern Europe, particularly Transylvania as verbal traditions of many ethnic groups of the region were recorded and
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