Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Rise of the Vampire



Title
The Rise of the Vampire
Author
Erik Butler
Call Number
GR830.V3 B88 2013
Location
2nd Floor Social Sciences
Rating
Recommended
Book Review
Butler looks at the popularity of the vampire legend from a sociological viewpoint. The book discusses vampire history from its inception as a response to oppression to its current incarnations. From Lord Ruthven to Varney the Vampire to Edward Cullen to Lestat, Butler makes connections between the evolution of the vampire legend and the sociological zeitgeist. It’s a little dry, but worth the scholarly wading through.
Submitted By
Lugene Rosen
Department or Major
Leatherby Libraries
Status
Staff

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