The Irish vampire : from folklore to the imaginations of Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker
Gallagher, Sharon M., 1968- author.
The Irish vampire : from folklore to the imaginations of Charles Robert Maturin, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker / Sharon M. Gallagher.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017.
vii, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1."The facts of vampirism are as old as the world": the etymology, folklore and history of the vampire
- 2. Gothic and Irish literature: "the uncreated conscience of my race"
- 3. Charles Robert Maturin: stirring the imagination of an Irish vampire
- 4. Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: refining the Irish vampire
- 5. Bram Stoker: the realization of the Irish vampire
- 6. "The Irish vampire: national, literary, personal and global identity.
"Three 19th century Irish writers -- Maturin, Le Fanu and Stoker -- used the obscure vampire of folklore in their fiction and developed a universally recognizable figure, culminating in Stoker's Dracula and the vampire of today's popular culture. This study traces the genealogy of the modern literary vampire from European mythology through the Irish literature of the 1800s"-- Provided by publisher.
- Subject headings
Maturin, Charles Robert, 1780-1824--Criticism and interpretation.
Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan, 1814-1873--Criticism and interpretation.
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912--Criticism and interpretation.
English fiction--19th century--History and criticism.
English literature--Irish authors--History and criticism.
Vampires in literature.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English--Ireland--History and criticism.
9781476665801 (softcover : alk. paper)
147666580X (softcover : alk. paper)
- Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
- Call Number
- PR830.V3 G35 2017
- Wells Library - Research Coll. - Folklore Collection
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