For centuries, the myth of the vampire has intrigued mortal minds. A creature so loathsome, but at the same time so alluring, has inspired literature throughout the ages. The Victorians were great lovers of the macabre and storytelling in general and this luxuriously illustrated volume really does provide a splash of gothic richness. Including stories and extracts by authors such as M R James, Sheridan le Fanu, Guy de Maupassant and Bram Stoker, the book has been broken down into five sections, one of which is dedicated to shape shifting creatures. A must for vampire enthusiasts everywhere.