Great Vampire Stories

by Edith et al Wharton | Horror | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0753705702 Global Overview for this book
Registered by cathepsut of Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on 5/30/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by cathepsut from Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Tuesday, May 30, 2006
From the back cover:
From the deadly lure of a vampire's kiss to a dance with a hideous corpse, this selection of stories, modern and classic, aims to bring a chill to the spine.

Comments will be up, once I've read it...

Journal Entry 2 by cathepsut from Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, December 09, 2006
From the back cover:
"From the deadly lure of a vampire's kiss to a dance with a hideous corpse, this superb selection of stories, modern and classic, will bring a chill to your spine. Classics and unknown gems from over fifty master horror writers explore our worst nightmares and deepest fears."

Authors include: Bram Stoker, Edgar Allen Poe, Edith Wharton, Sheridan Le Fanu, Arthur Conan Dooyle.

"But first on earth, as vampire sent,
Thy corpse shall from its tomb be rent,
Then ghastly haunt thy native place
And suck the blood of all thy race."


A vampiric extract from The Giaour, written by Lord Byron between May and November of 1813. (link to full extract)


I read about half of the book, before I lost interest. The stories aren't bad, but they all feel very musty and antiquated - and I don't mean the classic ones only. I was basically bored, no chills down my spine.

My book #52 in 2006, first published in 1992; 538 pages, of which I only read 250; Total pages for 2006: 17,437.

Going to Alithia for my LifetimeReleaseChallenge.

Journal Entry 3 by cathepsut at by snail mail in RABCK, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, December 09, 2006

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Have fun, hope you find it more chilling that I did!

Journal Entry 4 by Alithia from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, April 21, 2007
Sorry I've been slack registering this... have been 'tied up'.

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