The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories

Author Various
Edited by Alan Ryan
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$20.00 US
5.1"W x 7.7"H x 1.4"D  
On sale Oct 03, 1989 | 640 Pages | 978-0-14-012445-3
| Grades 9-12 + AP/IB
The terrifying and definitive collection of Vampire stories from the masters of literary horror

They're lurking under the cover of darkness…and between the covers of this book. Here, in all their horror and all their glory, are the great vampires of literature: male and female, invisible and metamorphic, doomed and daring. Their skin deathly pale, their nails curved like claws, their fangs sharpened for the attack, they are gathered for the kill and for the chill, brought frighteningly to life by Bram Stoker, Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, Tanith Lee, and other masters of the macabre. Careful—they are all crafty enough to steal their way into your imagination and steal away your hopes for a restful sleep.
ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various
Vampire StoriesAcknowledgments
Introduction by Alan Ryan

Fragment of a Novel (1816)
George Gordon, Lord Byron

The Vampyre (1819)
John Polidori

Varney the Vampyre, or, the Feast of Blood (excerpt) (1845)
James Malcolm Rymer

The Mysterious Stranger (1860)
Anonymous

Carmilla (1872)
J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Good Lady Ducayne (1896)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Dracula's Guest (1897)
Bram Stoker

Luella Miller (1903)
Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman

For the Blood Is the Life (1911)
F. Marion Crawford

The Transfer (1912)
Algernon Blackwood

The Room in the Tower (1912)
E. F. Benson

An Episode of Cathedral History (1919)
M. R. James

A Rendezvous in Averoigne (1931)
Clark Ashton Smith

Shambleau (1933)
C. L. Moore

Revelations in Black (1933)
Carl Jacobi

School for the Unspeakable (1937)
Manly Wade Wellman

The Drifting Snow (1939)
August Derleth

Over the River (1941)
P. Schuyler Miller

The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (1949)
Fritz Leiber

The Mindworm (1950)
C. M. Kornbluth

Drink My Blood (1951)
Richard Matheson

Place of Meeting (1953)
Charles Beaumont

The Living Dead (1967)
Robert Bloch

Pages from a Young Girl's Journal (1975)
Robert Aickman

The Werewolf and the Vampire (1975)
R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Love-Starved (1979)
Charles L. Grant

Cabin 33 (1980)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Unicorn Tapestry (1980)
Suzy McKee Charnas

Following the Way (1982)
Alan Ryan

The Sunshine Club (1983)
Ramsey Campbell

The Men & Women of Rivendale (1984)
Steve Rasnic Tem

Bite-Me-Not or, Fleur De Feu (1984)
Tanith Lee

Appendix I: Vampire Novels
Appendix II: Vampire Movies

"The count himself would be well pleased." —Kirkus Reviews

About

The terrifying and definitive collection of Vampire stories from the masters of literary horror

They're lurking under the cover of darkness…and between the covers of this book. Here, in all their horror and all their glory, are the great vampires of literature: male and female, invisible and metamorphic, doomed and daring. Their skin deathly pale, their nails curved like claws, their fangs sharpened for the attack, they are gathered for the kill and for the chill, brought frighteningly to life by Bram Stoker, Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Charles L. Grant, Tanith Lee, and other masters of the macabre. Careful—they are all crafty enough to steal their way into your imagination and steal away your hopes for a restful sleep.

Author

ALEXANDER MACLEOD was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. His first collection of stories, Light Lifting, was a national bestseller, won an Atlantic Book Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, and the Commonwealth Book Prize. His most recent book of fiction, Animal Person, won the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, was named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, CBC Books, and the Globe and Mail, and includes stories that were featured in The New Yorker, Granta, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. In 2019, he won an O. Henry Award for his story “Lagomorph.” MacLeod holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill University. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Granta, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Best American Non-Required Reading, The Journey Prize Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut book of fiction, How to Pronounce Knife, won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2021 Trillium Book Award, and was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN America Open Book Award, the Danuta Gleed Award, and one of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020. Thammavongsa is also the author of four poetry books: Light, winner of the Trillium Book Award for Poetry; Found; Small Arguments, winner of the ReLit Award; and, most recently, Cluster. Born in the Lao refugee camp in Nong Khai, Thailand, she was raised and educated in Toronto, where she is at work on her first novel. View titles by Various

Table of Contents

Vampire StoriesAcknowledgments
Introduction by Alan Ryan

Fragment of a Novel (1816)
George Gordon, Lord Byron

The Vampyre (1819)
John Polidori

Varney the Vampyre, or, the Feast of Blood (excerpt) (1845)
James Malcolm Rymer

The Mysterious Stranger (1860)
Anonymous

Carmilla (1872)
J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Good Lady Ducayne (1896)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Dracula's Guest (1897)
Bram Stoker

Luella Miller (1903)
Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman

For the Blood Is the Life (1911)
F. Marion Crawford

The Transfer (1912)
Algernon Blackwood

The Room in the Tower (1912)
E. F. Benson

An Episode of Cathedral History (1919)
M. R. James

A Rendezvous in Averoigne (1931)
Clark Ashton Smith

Shambleau (1933)
C. L. Moore

Revelations in Black (1933)
Carl Jacobi

School for the Unspeakable (1937)
Manly Wade Wellman

The Drifting Snow (1939)
August Derleth

Over the River (1941)
P. Schuyler Miller

The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (1949)
Fritz Leiber

The Mindworm (1950)
C. M. Kornbluth

Drink My Blood (1951)
Richard Matheson

Place of Meeting (1953)
Charles Beaumont

The Living Dead (1967)
Robert Bloch

Pages from a Young Girl's Journal (1975)
Robert Aickman

The Werewolf and the Vampire (1975)
R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Love-Starved (1979)
Charles L. Grant

Cabin 33 (1980)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Unicorn Tapestry (1980)
Suzy McKee Charnas

Following the Way (1982)
Alan Ryan

The Sunshine Club (1983)
Ramsey Campbell

The Men & Women of Rivendale (1984)
Steve Rasnic Tem

Bite-Me-Not or, Fleur De Feu (1984)
Tanith Lee

Appendix I: Vampire Novels
Appendix II: Vampire Movies

Praise

"The count himself would be well pleased." —Kirkus Reviews

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