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The Vampire Archives: The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

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Publisher Comments:

The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there's no escape.

Vampires — whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice — they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler — editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps — has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever.

With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D. H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there.

Other contributors include:

Arthur Conan Doyle • Ray Bradbury • Ambrose Bierce • H. P. Lovecraft • Harlan Ellison • Roger Zelazny • Robert Bloch • Clive Barker

Review:

"Penzler's second massive anthology for Black Lizard (following 2007's The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps) collects an astoundingly thorough and enjoyable set of 86 vampire tales, poems and true stories. Classics such as Le Fanu's 'Carmilla,' Poe's 'Ligeia' and Stoker's 'Dracula's Guest' are nicely interspersed with lesser-known older and newer works. Fredric Brown's 'Blood,' an old-school sci-fi short-short, is a hoot, and D.H. Lawrence's 'The Lovely Lady' is a witty satire that in many ways harks back to Polidori's 'The Vampyre.' Other standouts include Lisa Tuttle's 'The Replacements,' a gothic feminist tale, and Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann's 'Down Among the Dead Men,' a chilling story set in a Nazi concentration camp. Neil Gaiman's introduction and Daniel Seitler's superb 100-plus-page bibliography of vampire fiction round out the anthology." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Penzler has assembled what ought to be the last word in vampire-ish verbiage." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[T]he experience of reading the anthology feels like a walk in a beautifully landscaped cemetery, perfectly laid out with varying tactile delights and far vistas. The gigantic bulk of this book is counterbalanced by its lucid editorial touches..." BookPage

Synopsis:

With stories by Stephen King, D.H. Lawrence, Tanith Lee, and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled.

Synopsis:

The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler—editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps—has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever. With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D. H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there.

Other contributors include:

Arthur Conan Doyle • Ray Bradbury • Ambrose Bierce • H. P. Lovecraft • Harlan Ellison • Roger Zelazny • Robert Bloch • Clive Barker

About the Author

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the Mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He is a recipient of an Edgar Award for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection and the Ellery Queen Award by the Mystery Writers of America for his many contributions to the field. He is the series editor of The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year. His other anthologies include Murder for Love, Murder for Revenge, Murder and Obsession, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He wrote 101 Greatest Movies of Mystery and Suspense. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Kim Newman

Preface: Neil Gaiman

Introduction: Otto Penzler

 

 

PRE-DRACULA

 

Good Lady Ducayne: M. E. Braddon

The Last Lords of Gardonal: William Gilbert

A Mystery of the Campagna: Anne Crawford

The Fate of Madame Cabanel: Eliza Lynn Linton

Let Loose: Mary Cholmondeley

The Vampire: Vasile Alecsandri

The Death of Halpin Frayser: Ambrose Bierce

Ken's Mystery: Julian Hawthorne

Carmilla: Sheridan Le Fanu

The Tomb of Sarah: F. G. Loring

Ligeia: Edgar Allan Poe

The Old Portrait: Hume Nisbet

The Vampire Maid: Hume Nisbet

 

TRUE STORIES

 

The Sad Story of a Vampire: Eric (Count) Stenbock

A Case of Alleged Vampirism: Luigi Capuana

An Authenticated Vampire Story: Franz Hartmann

 

GRAVEYARDS, CASTLES, CHURCHES, RUINS

 

Revelations in Black: Carl Jacobi

The Master of Rampling Gate: Anne Rice

The Vampire of Kaldenstein: Frederick Cowles

An Episode of Cathedral History: M. R. James

Schloss Wappenburg: D. Scott-Moncrieff

The Hound: H. P. Lovecraft

Bite-Me-Not Or, Fleur De Fur: Tanith Lee

The Horror at Chilton Castle: Joseph Payne Brennan

The Singular Death of Morton: Algernon Blackwood

The Death of Ilalotha: Clark Ashton Smith

 

THAT'S POETIC

 

The Bride of Corinth: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The Giaour: Lord Byron

La Belle Dame Sans Merci: John Keats

 

HARD TIMES FOR VAMPIRES

 

Place of Meeting: Charles Beaumont

Duty: Ed Gorman

A Week in the Unlife: David J. Schow

 

CLASSIC TALES

 

Four Wooden Stakes: Victor Roman

The Room in the Tower: E. F. Benson

Mrs. Amworth: E. F. Benson

Doctor Porthos: Basil Copper

For the Blood Is the Life: F. Marion Crawford

Count Magnus: M. R. James

When It Was Moonlight: Manly Wade Wellman

The Drifting Snow: August Derleth

Aylmer Vance and the Vampire: Alice and Claude Askew

Dracula's Guest: Bram Stoker

The Transfer: Algernon Blackwood

The Stone Chamber: H. B. Marriott Watson

The Vampire: Jan Neruda

The End of the Story: Clark Ashton Smith

 

PSYCHIC VAMPIRES

 

The Lovely Lady: D. H. Lawrence

The Parasite: Arthur Conan Doyle

Lonely Women Are the Vessels of Time:

Harlan Ellison

 

SOMETHING FEELS FUNNY

 

Blood: Fredric Brown

Popsy: Stephen King

The Werewolf and the Vampire: R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Drink My Red Blood: Richard Matheson

Dayblood: Roger Zelazny

 

LOVE . . . FOREVER

 

Replacements: Lisa Tuttle

Princess of Darkness: Frederick Cowles

The Silver Collar: Garry Kilworth

The Old Man's Story: Walter Starkie

Will: Vincent O'Sullivan

Blood-Lust: Dion Fortune

The Canal: Everil Worrell

When Gretchen Was Human: Mary A. Turzillo

The Story of Chugoro: Lafcadio Hearn

 

THEY GATHER

 

The Men & Women of Rivendale: Steve Rasnic Tem

Winter Flowers: Tanith Lee

The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady: Brian Stableford

Midnight Mass: F. Paul Wilson

 

IS THAT A VAMPIRE?

 

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire: Arthur Conan Doyle

A Dead Finger: Sabine Baring-Gould

Wailing Well: M. R. James

Human Remains: Clive Barker

The Vampire: Sydney Horler

Stragella: Hugh B. Cave

Marsyas in Flanders: Vernon Lee

The Horla: Guy De Maupassant

The Girl With the Hungry Eyes: Fritz Leiber

 

THIS IS WAR

 

The Living Dead: Robert Bloch

Down Among the Dead Men: Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann

 

MODERN MASTERS

 

Necros: Brian Lumley

The Man Upstairs: Ray Bradbury

Chastel: Manly Wade Wellman

Dracula's Chair: Peter Tremayne

Special: Richard Laymon

Carrion Comfort: Dan Simmons

The Sea Was Wet as Wet Could Be: Gahan Wilson

 

The Vampire: A Bibliography:  Compiled by Daniel Seitler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307473899
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Preface by:
Gaiman, Neil
Preface:
Gaiman, Neil
Foreword by:
Newman, Kim
Foreword:
Newman, Kim
Author:
Gaiman, Neil
Author:
Preface by Neil Gaiman
Author:
Newman, Kim
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Horror tales, American
Subject:
Horror - Anthologies
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Series Volume:
The Most Complete Vo
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1056
Dimensions:
9.14x6.94x1.79 in. 2.45 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Penzler's second massive anthology for Black Lizard (following 2007's The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps) collects an astoundingly thorough and enjoyable set of 86 vampire tales, poems and true stories. Classics such as Le Fanu's 'Carmilla,' Poe's 'Ligeia' and Stoker's 'Dracula's Guest' are nicely interspersed with lesser-known older and newer works. Fredric Brown's 'Blood,' an old-school sci-fi short-short, is a hoot, and D.H. Lawrence's 'The Lovely Lady' is a witty satire that in many ways harks back to Polidori's 'The Vampyre.' Other standouts include Lisa Tuttle's 'The Replacements,' a gothic feminist tale, and Gardner Dozois and Jack Dann's 'Down Among the Dead Men,' a chilling story set in a Nazi concentration camp. Neil Gaiman's introduction and Daniel Seitler's superb 100-plus-page bibliography of vampire fiction round out the anthology." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Penzler has assembled what ought to be the last word in vampire-ish verbiage."
"Review" by , "[T]he experience of reading the anthology feels like a walk in a beautifully landscaped cemetery, perfectly laid out with varying tactile delights and far vistas. The gigantic bulk of this book is counterbalanced by its lucid editorial touches..."
"Synopsis" by , With stories by Stephen King, D.H. Lawrence, Tanith Lee, and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled.
"Synopsis" by , The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now Otto Penzler—editor of the bestselling Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps—has compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever. With over eighty stories, including the works of Stephen King and D. H. Lawrence, alongside Lord Byron and Tanith Lee, not to mention Edgar Allan Poe and Harlan Ellison, The Vampire Archives will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there.

Other contributors include:

Arthur Conan Doyle • Ray Bradbury • Ambrose Bierce • H. P. Lovecraft • Harlan Ellison • Roger Zelazny • Robert Bloch • Clive Barker

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