Saturday, October 3, 2015

Over 100 Books on Vampires & Werewolves on DVDrom

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Books Scanned from the Originals into PDF format - For a list of all of my digital books click here

Books are in the public domain. I will take checks or money orders as well. Ask me about volume discounts.

Contents of Disk (created on a Windows computer):

Vikram and the Vampire - Tales of Hindu devilry by Richard Francis Burton 1893

The House of the Vampire by By George Sylvester Viereck 1907

The Vampyre - A Tale, by John William Polidori 1819

The Vampire Nemesis and Other Weird Stories of the China Coast 1905

Dracula by Bram Stoker 1897

The Land beyond the Forest: facts, figures and fancies from Transylvania by Emily Gerard 1888 (This was the book Bram Stoker used for research)

Wandering Ghosts by Marion Crawford 1911

The Stolen Bacillus, and Other Incidents by HG Wells 1904 (contains THE FLOWERING OF THE STRANGE ORCHID, Wells' unique vampire tale)

Pan's Garden, a volume of nature stories by A Blackwood (contains The Transfer, a vampire tale)

In a Glass Darkly (Volume 1) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872

In a Glass Darkly (Volume 2) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872

In a Glass Darkly (Volume 3) by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872 (In a Glass Darkly contains a story called Carmilla, a lesbian vampire)

The Wizard of the North, The Vampire Bride and other Poems by Thomas Lidell Ravensworth 1833

Ligeia by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe's unique vampire story) 1911

Modern Ghosts by Guy de Maupassant 1890 (contains The Horla, about a female vampire)

The Sad Story of a Vampire (1894) by Count Stenbock

The Occult Sciences - Sketches of the Traditions and Superstitions of Past Times, and the marvels of the Present Day 1855 by Edward Smedley

The Cabinet of Curiosities (Vampires and Vampirism) 1824

Ghost-stories of an Antiquary by MR James 1905 (contains the story of Count Magnus)

Transylvanian Superstitions by Emily Gerard 1885

The Phantom World: the history and philosophy of spirits, apparitions etc by Augustin Calmet (107 mentions of Vampires)

WAKE NOT THE DEAD (Bride of the Grave) by Johann Ludwig Tieck 1826

Great Ghost Stories (contains the Vampire story: What Was It? by Fitz James O'Brien) 1918

Varney the Vampire 1847  (text to pdf only, not an actual scan of the original)

The True Story of A Vampire by Eric Stenbock

Good Lady Ducayne by M. E. Braddon 1896

The wind in the rose-bush and other stories of the supernatural by Mary Freeman 1903 (Contains the story of Luella Miller, an early example of psychological vampire viction)

The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain 1916

Lycanthropy - On the Popular Superstitions of Europe, article in The American monthly magazine 1833

Sex and Sex worship by OA Wall 1922 (section on Lycanthropy at page 321)

Fruit Between the Leaves by Andrew Wynter - 1875 (chapter on Were-wolves and Lycanthropy)

A List of Works Relating to Lycanthropy 1920

The Origin of the Werewolf Superstition by Carolina Taylor Stewart 1909

The Book of Were-wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition by Sabine Baring-Gould 1865

Wagner the Wehr Wolf by George William MacArthur Reynolds 1884

Lays and legends of various nations by William John Thoms 1834 (poor quality)

Phantasmata or, Illusions and Fanaticisms of Protean forms, productive of Great Evils by Richard Robert Madden 1857, Volume 1

Vandover and the Brute by Frank Norris 1914 ("The most revolting story of lycanthropy is in Frank Norris's posthumous novel, Vandover and the Brute. This is a study in soul degeneration...We see a young man, at first sensitive, delicate, and with high ideals, gradually through love of ease and self-indulgence, through taking always the line of least resistance, becoming a moral outcast. The brute that ever strains at the leash in man gains the mastery and the artist soul ends in a bestial creature. Dissipation brings on madness, called by the doctors "lycanthropy-mathesis." In his paroxysms of insanity the wretch thinks that his body is turned into the beast that his soul symbolizes, and runs about his room, naked, four-footed, growling like a jungle animal and uttering harsh, raucous cries of Wolf-wolf!" ~The Supernatural in Modern English fiction By Dorothy Scarborough)

The Phantom Ship by Captain Marryat 1839 (an episode in this novel featurs a demonic femme fatale who transforms from woman to wolf.)

The History of Little Red Riding Hood 1850
Little Red Riding-Hood by Andrew Lang 1912 ("In the fairy-tale Little Red Riding Hood, the figure of the werewolf is more ambiguous and subject to an allegorical or Freudian interpretation. These tales are the inspiration behind modern fiction such as The Company of Wolves (1979) by Angela Carter (filmed as The Company of Wolves (1984) and the film Ginger Snaps" ~ wikipedia)

Hugues, the Wer-Wolf by Sutherland Menzies  1838

Tales of an Antiquary by Richard Thomson 1828 (contains _Wehr-wolf, Legend of the Limousin_)

Light and Darkness - The Mysteries of Life by Catherine Crowe 1850, Volume 1
Light and Darkness - The Mysteries of Life by Catherine Crowe 1850, Volume 2
Light and Darkness - The Mysteries of Life by Catherine Crowe 1850, Volume 3 (contains the story: The Lycanthropist)

The Wolf-Leader by Alaxander Dumas 1904

The Were-Wolf by Clemence Housman 1896

The Door to the Unreal by Gerald Biss 1920

Beasts and Super-beasts by Saki 1914

The Abasement of Nebuchadnezzar, article in Bibliotheca Sacra 1905 (discusses the Lycanthropy of Nebuchadnezzar - who knew the Bible had one of the first possible were-wolves)

Human Animals by Frank Hamel 1915 ("The belief that men can change into animals and animals into men is as old as life itself. It originates in the theory that all things are created from one substance, mind or spirit, which according to accident or design takes a distinctive appearance, to mortal eye, of shape, colour, and solidity. Transformation from one form to another then becomes a thinkable proposition, especially if it be admitted that plastic thought in the spirit world takes on changed forms and conditions more readily than in the world of matter.")

Algonquin legends of New England by Charles G Leland 1884 ("In the beginning of things, men were as animals and animals as men; how this was, no one knows. But it is told that all were at first men, and as they gave themselves up to this and that desire, and to naught else, they became beasts. But before this came to pass, they could change to one or the other form; yet even as men there was always something which showed what they were.")

Werwolves by Elliott O'Donnell 1912 (Werwolves and Exorcism, How to Become a Werwolf, Werwolves Vampires and Ghouls etc)

Dogmas and Ritual - Transmutations by Eliphas Levi ("I propose to speak of lycanthropy, or the nightly changing of men into wolves, so celebrated in our country night-watches by stories of werewolves; stories which are so well attested that in order to explain them, incredulous science has recourse to furious manias and to travesties into animals.")

Curious Creatures in Zoology by John Ashton 1890 (has a chapter on werewolves)

Curiosities of Indo-European tradition and folk-lore by Walter Kelly 1863 (has a chapter on werewolves)

The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough PhD 1917

Plus you get:

Modern Vampirism: Its Dangers and How to Avoid Them by A Osborne Eaves 1901

The Vampire, article in The Theosophist 1891

Supernatural Stories, article in New monthly magazine 1849

The Magic of the Middle Ages by Viktor Rydberg 1879

A Book of Marvels by HC Adams

Fenris the Wolf - a Tragedy by Percy MacKaye 1905

Myths from many lands by Eva March Tappan 1907 (How the Wolf Fenris was Changed)

A Were-Wolf Story, article in The Living Age 1905

An introduction to folk-lore by Marian Cox 1895

The Room in the Tower by EF Benson 1912
"And then a hand was laid on the side of my neck, and close beside my ear I heard quick-taken, eager breathing. Yet I knew that this thing, though it could be perceived by touch, by smell, by eye and by ear, was still not of this earth, but something that had passed out of the body and had power to make itself manifest."

Folklore, Parallels and Coincidences, article written in 1897 which discusses the Indian Bhuta Vampire.

Unusual, Ghostly, Superstitious, article in Current Opinion which discusses the Vrykolakas (Greek vampires) 1902

Macedonian folklore by By George Frederick Abbot 1903

La Bas, also known as Down There or The Damned by JK Huysmans 1895

Metamorphosis of the Vampire plus The Vampire by Charles Baudelaire 1857 (these poems were initially included in his "Flowers of Evil" but these 2 works were removed because they were considered offensive).

Christabel, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1907 (a lengthy poem written in 1773, a vampiric motif "ranked as one of the great early examples of vampire literature." ~The Vampire Encyclopedia

Haunted Houses: Tales of the Supernatural, with Some Account of Hereditary Curses and Family Legends (features the Croglin Grange Vampire) By Charles George Harper 1907

Stories by Charles Gautier 1908 (contains "Clarimonde" known also as The Dead Lover and as The Beautiful Vampire)

Bluebeard - An Account of Comorre the Cursed and Gilles de Rais by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (one or two pages unreadable) [Gilles de Rais was one of the most notorious murderers in history, an historic vampire)

The Poems of Goethe 1891 - has the Bride of Corinth, a sort of a corpse bride

On Vampyrism, article in The New Monthly 1823

Demons, Incubi, Vampyres, article in The Recreative review 1821

Sketches of an imposture, deception, and credulity by RA Davenport 1840 (has a chapter on Vampyrism)

The Great Book of Magical Art by Lauron William De Laurence 1915 ("Vampirism. Witch Craft and Black Art, Their Dangers and How to Avoid them")

The Vampire - A Roumanian Gypsy Story, article in Journal of the Gypsy Lore 1891

Gypsy folk-tales by Francis H Groome 1899

The ancient English romance of William and the Werwolf by Frederick Madden 1832

Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Sir Walter Scott 1887 ("Instances occur in De Lancre's book of the trial and con-
demnation of persons accused of the crime of lycanthropy...")

Wild and Weird: Tales of Imagination and Mystery By Sir Gilbert Campbell 1889

The philosophy of mystery by Walter C Dendy 1841
("In the woods of Limousin, in France, the belief in the power of changing from men to wolves is still prevalent. The Loup-garoux, or Wehr-wolf, was thought
to have been in league with Satan.")

On the Truths contained in Popular Superstitions with an account of mesmerism by Herbert Mayo 1851

Supernatural Illusions by P. I. Begbie 1851

The Black Douglas by SR Crockett 1899

Second book of tales (The Werewolf) by Eugene Field 1896

Teutonic Mythology, Volume 1 by Jakob Grimm 1880

Teutonic Mythology, Volume 2 by Jakob Grimm 1880

Teutonic Mythology, Volume 3 by Jakob Grimm 1880

Teutonic Mythology, Volume 4 by Jakob Grimm 1880

Myths and myth-makers by John Fiske 1900

Werewolves and Swan-Maidens, article in The Atlantic Monthly 1871

The Book of Witches by Oliver Madox Hueffer 1908

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1 comment:

  1. 1897 Review of Bram Stoker's Dracula:
    We had thought that vampires were extinct, but Mr. Bram Stoker has set himself to prove to us the contrary. Or rather he has recreated them with considerable ingenuity and a distinct gift for story-writing of the blood-curdling order. Count Dracula is a vampire of the most exalted kind, for he has lived his life in death for many centuries in his castle in the Carpathians. But Mr. Bram Stoker was not content with the small honour he could have gained by leaving him in an out-of-the-way corner of Europe. That would have been merely to revert to the Mrs. Radcliffe style of fiction. So Count Dracula is brought to London, and Jonathan Harker, a quite ordinary everyday solicitor, has a very bad time with him indeed, both in the Carpathians and in England. The vampire Count is hunted down with all the paraphernalia of modern science, combined with the charms and exorcisms of an earlier age, and there is a tremendously exciting pursuit before he is finally cornered. Then his throat is cut, his heart pierced, and his body crumbles into dust. We ourselves confess to a sigh of relief when we knew that so dangerous and literally bloodthirsty a person had ceased to exist, and that Mina Harker was no longer in danger of becoming a vampire like her friend Lucy. Mr. Bram Stoker cannot boast of any elegance of style, but at least he is plain and straightforward, and tells his story without any of the vulgar claptrap and magniloquent balderdash with which some writers of this class of fiction disfigure their books. Moreover he has been at the pains to get up very carefully all that can be gathered of vampire lore, and has made his book a complete treatise on the habits and customs of these strange beasts. There are many readers who like to sup full of horrors and to feel their flesh creep, and “Dracula" is undoubtedly the book for their money. Nervous persons, young children and sufferers from delirium tremens, will do well not to look within its covers.