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Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England

Schimel, Lawrence and Greenberg, Martin H., Editors

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ISBN 10: 1888952504 / ISBN 13: 9781888952506
Published by Cumberland House, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A., 1997
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Title: Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New ...

Publisher: Cumberland House, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Frightening, heart-stopping, and often shocking...
Blood Lines

New Englanders have a sense of lineage unmatched in any other region of America. This fondness for ancestry is akin to the longevity of the vampire, whose life (or unlife) is extended by draining the lives and blood of others. The stories in Blood Lines explore the ancient mysteries of vampirism, along with the rich literary tradition begun with Lord Byron and with Bram Stoker's Dracula, first published in 1897 long after New England's aristocratic bloodlines were established. The stories―all set in New England―are written by master storytellers.

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As the editors observe in their introduction, vampirism of one kind or another is a central motif of New England's post-Puritan nightmares. Unfortunately, the 10 stories of this collection--the first volume of Cumberland's American Vampire Series--don't quite do the nightmare justice. Too often attention to voice or setting drains the blood out of a promising tale, while most settle for stock foreshadowing devices--watch out for light-sensitive Hungarians in black. All but one of the stories have been previously published, and only a few deserve the honor. Chief among these are H.P. Lovecraft's eerie 1937 tale "The Shunned House," which bears the master's singular stamp and ties itself off with a neat twist, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch's recent "The Beautiful and the Damned," narrated by the grandson of Gatsby narrator Nick Carraway. Although Rusch is no Fitzgerald, it's fun to watch her literalize the metaphorical vampirism that haunts so much of his fiction. The rest are most likely to please those enthusiasts of the upper mainland states who don't mind when a vampire story fails to keep them up at night.

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