This book sheds some light upon the vampire figure from a cultural, anthropological and historical point of view; in order to understand the process undergone in the writing of the most famous vampire novel of all time: Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
An insight into Stoker’s knowledge of previous vampire literature and folklore is offered to the reader, so that Stoker’s depiction of his Count is understood.
The reader will discover Elizabeth Bathory, the Vampire Countess; and the real Dracula, Vlad Tepes, who was known as Vlad the Impaler. Stoker’s knowledge of these historical figures, as well as other various fascinating stories, myths and facts; will show the reader a new face of the most popular and well-known vampire figure in universal literature.
Born in 1976, he studied at the Universidad de Deusto, Universidad del País Vasco and the UNED, as well as in the University College Cork in Ireland.
A Philology graduate and Translation postgraduate specialist, he is currently researching on a PhD. thesis, which studies the evolution of the vampire from Romanticism up to the Victorian era.
Teacher of English language, he has also written some short stories and translated several articles and plays.