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Vampire fiction

Vampire fiction covers the spectrum of literary work concerned principally with the subject of vampires.

The most well-known work in this genre is of course Bram Stoker's gothic novel Dracula. It was not, however, the first. Myths and legends of blood-imbibing creatures capable of transmogrification predate the novel form. The immediate antecedent of Dracula is Sheridan le Fanu's classic of the genre, Carmilla. This in turn owes more than a little to John William Polidori's The Vampyre; this work was contemporaneous to Lord Byron's poem The Giaour which also treats on this subject.

More recent proponent of this school of fiction include Richard Matheson and Anne Rice.



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