A History Of Vampires In New England

Author: Thomas D'Agostino
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614230188
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The author of A Guide to Haunted New England lifts the coffin lid on the region’s folklore and legends of the undead. New England is rich in history and mystery. Numerous sleepy little towns and farming communities distinguish the region’s scenic tranquility. But not long ago, New Englanders lived in fear of spectral ghouls believed to rise from their graves and visit family members in the night to suck their lives away. Although the word “vampire” was never spoken, scores of families disinterred loved ones during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries searching for telltale signs that one of them might be what is now referred to as the New England vampire. “In his remarkable book . . . Thomas D’Agostino details the longstanding belief among New Englanders that supernatural entities were responsible for the disease called consumption.”—Crime Capsule Includes photos! Praise for A Guide to Haunted New England “Fun, charming . . . includes not only locales with reported ghosts, but also sites with macabre (though not haunted) histories.”—True Crime Librarian “Anyone interested in exploring the haunted, macabre and abandoned throughout New England knows they can count on D’Agostino to find out more about the site’s history, past sightings and how to find them.”—Mobile RVing

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Food For The Dead

Author: Michael E. Bell
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819571717
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For nineteenth-century New Englanders, “vampires” lurked behind tuberculosis. To try to rid their houses and communities from the scourge of the wasting disease, families sometimes relied on folk practices, including exhuming and consuming the bodies of the deceased. Author and folklorist Michael E. Bell spent twenty years pursuing stories of the vampire in New England. While writers like H. P. Lovecraft, Henry David Thoreau, and Amy Lowell drew on portions of these stories in their writings, Bell brings the actual practices to light for the first time. He shows that the belief in vampires was widespread, and, for some families, lasted well into the twentieth century. With humor, insight, and sympathy, he uncovers story upon story of dying men, women, and children who believed they were food for the dead. This Wesleyan paperback edition includes an extensive preface by the author unveiling some of the new cases he’s learned about since Food for the Dead was first published in 2001.

Vampires Of New England

Author: Christopher Rondina
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These are not fictional tales, but expert investigations of real people who were thought by their neighbors and others to be vampires—often with good reason. Providing background on Vlad the Impaler (the original Dracula) and other European members of this unholy clan, this book is based on extensive on-site research in Romania and environs. Also included is a survey of movie and TV treatments of vampires, as well as discussions of what habits and diseases might cause a person to be thought to be an evil immortal—and some of the rituals humans have undertaken to rid themselves of these creatures.

The World Of Lore Volume 1 Monstrous Creatures

Author: Aaron Mahnke
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472251679
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A fascinating, beautifully illustrated collection of stories from the hit podcast Lore - now an online streaming series They live in shadows - deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our mind. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. And yet, no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them. Werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, and explores not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. Mahnke delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism-some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, and Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. The monsters of folklore have become not only a part of our language but a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained, and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore... Praise for the Lore podcast 'Truth can often be much scarier than fiction - something Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears." - Entertainment Weekly 'Narrated by Mahnke in a style that evokes spooky campfire stories, Lore is a history lesson like no other.' - Esquire

Writings On New England History

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New England Farmer

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The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television

Author: J. Gordon Melton
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786499362
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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.

Vampire Lore

Author: Jan Louis Perkowski
Editor: Slavica Pub
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Mercy

Author: Sarah L. Thomson
Editor: Islandport PressInc
ISBN: 9781934031360
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Struggling to cope with a new stepfamily and the impending death of her terminally ill cousin, Haley sees strange things happening around her after she starts a project on Mercy Brown, an ancestor who was rumored to be a vampire during the late 1800s.

New England S Gothic Literature

Author: Faye Ringel
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
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This comprehensive comparative approach to the folklore, fantasy, and horror literature of New England stretches from the earliest European exploration to Stephen King, John Updike, and Shirley Jackson. Includes interviews with Les Daniels, Grandt, and other horror writers who reside or set their stories in New England.

Passing Strange

Author: Joseph Citro
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547527314
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New England's dark hills, fogbound coasts, and hidden villages have inspired generations of writers such as Hawthorne, Lovecraft, and King. But these authors' dark imaginings pale when compared to little-known but well-documented and true tales. In this delightfully spine-tingling tour of all six New England states, Citro chronicles the haunted history and folklore of a region steeped in hardship and horror, humor and pathos.

The Celluloid Vampires

Author: Michael J. Murphy
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Hooked On Horror

Author: Anthony J. Fonseca
Editor: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
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Provides an annotated bibliography of horror works, including novels, anthologies, criticism, and some films, all arranged by sub-categories within the genre.

Anthropology And Humanism

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A Bibliography Of North American Folklore And Folksong

Author: Charles Haywood
Editor: New York : Greenberg
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The Vampire Encyclopedia

Author: Matthew Bunson
Editor: Gramercy
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A reference source on vampires, with over 2,000 entries. This single-volume covers vampires in art, literature, film and television.

Coastal New England

Author: William F. Robinson
Editor: Wellfleet
ISBN: 9781555214906
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Traces the history of the communities along the shores of New England from 1500 to the present and portrays the social life of the region

Vampires In America

Author: Sam Navarre
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448855284
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Presents a history of vampire lore in America and focuses on its popular culture impact in print and film.

Carmilla

Author: Friedhelm Schneidewind
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