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Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, the (1987) [Anthology]
by Robert Aickman Charles Beaumont E. F. Benson Algernon Blackwood Robert Bloch Mary Elizabeth Braddon George Gordon Byron Ramsey Campbell Suzy McKee Charnas R. Chetwynd-Hayes F. Marion Crawford August Derleth Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Charles L. Grant Carl Jacobi M. R. James Cyril M. Kornbluth Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Tanith Lee Fritz Leiber Richard Matheson P. Schuyler Miller Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore John Polidori Alan Ryan James Malcolm Rymer Clark Ashton Smith Bram Stoker Steve Rasnic Tem Unknown Author Manly Wade Wellman Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Stories from 1816 to 1984. Almost every classic vampire story is here. The monsters range from the undead and psychic vampires to C. L. Moore's science fiction variation.


  • Introduction by Alan Ryan
  • Fragment of a Novel by George Gordon, Lord Byron
  • The Vampyre by John Polidori
  • Varney the Vampyre, or, The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer
  • The Mysterious Stranger by Anonymous
  • Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Good Lady Ducayne by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
  • Luella Miller by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • For the Blood Is the Life by F. Marion Crawford
  • The Transfer by Algernon Blackwood
  • The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson
  • An Episode of Cathedral History by M. R. James
  • A Rendezvous in Averoigne by Clark Ashton Smith
  • Shambleau by C. L. Moore
  • Revelations in Black by Carl Jacobi
  • School for the Unspeakable by Manly Wade Wellman
  • The Drifting Snow by August Derleth
  • Over the River by P. Schuyler Miller
  • The Girl with the Hungry Eyes by Fritz Leiber
  • The Mindworm by C. M. Kornbluth
  • Drink My Blood by Richard Matheson
  • Place of Meeting by Charles Beaumont
  • The Living Dead by Robert Bloch
  • Pages from a Young Girl’s Journal by Robert Aickman
  • The Werewolf and the Vampire by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
  • Love-Starved by Charles L. Grant
  • Cabin 33 by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • Unicorn Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas
  • Following the Way by Alan Ryan
  • The Sunshine Club by Ramsey Campbell
  • The Men and Women of Rivendale by Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Bite-Me-Not or, Fleur de Feu by Tanith Lee
  • Appendix I: Vampire Novels
  • Appendix II: Vampire Movies

Original title: Vampires: Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasyDark Fantasy

The following works are contained within this one:
     Luella Miller (1902) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
     Room in the Tower, the (1912) [Short Story]
      Author: E. F. Benson
     Dracula's Guest (1914) [Short Story]
      Author: Bram Stoker
     Shambleau (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore
     Mindworm, the (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Cyril M. Kornbluth
     Blood Son (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard Matheson
     Living Dead, the (1967) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Bloch


  • Also published as "Vampires: Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories"

Edition #1: The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories

The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Alan Ryan
Introduction by: Alan Ryan
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The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories (1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140124454
Pages: 640

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Vampires : Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories (1987)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385185622
Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.1 x 1.6 in
Pages: 621

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