A History of Vampires in New England

A History of Vampires in New England

by

, 2019, other-nonfic, Paranormal, Reference, History

New England is rich in history and mystery. Numerous sleepy little towns and farming communities distinguish the region's scenic tranquility. But not long ago, New Englanders lived in fear of spectral ghouls believed to rise from their graves and visit family members in the night to suck their lives away. Although the word "vampire" was never spoken, scores of families disinterred loved ones during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries searching for telltale signs that one of them might be what is now referred to as the New England vampire.

Title:A History of Vampires in New England
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781596299986
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    A History of Vampires in New England Reviews

  • Eileen O'Finlan

    A fascinating overview of the New England Vampire Panic with a good resource list....

  • ?Trish

    While a bit dry and somewhat shy on hard facts & documentation, "A History of Vampires in New England" is an interesting read, nonetheless. Most intriguing are the case studies (mostly oral histories ...

  • William Notte

    New England is blessed (or is it cursed) with an abundance of folk tales, many of which attempt to give explanation to the mysterious and frightening occurrences that befell many of its earliest settl...

  • Melody Hill-Campanelli

    EnjoyedThis book is full of so much awesome folklore! It is also a pretty detailed account of the tuberculosis epidemic that ravaged the country during the colonial period and beyond. I really enjoyed...

  • Gabrielle Belisle

    A bit repetitive with several grammarical mistakes in the early chapters, but overall very interesting. I will definitely be checking out some of the locations mentioned in the book....

  • Amber Ray

    Wanders a bit in its focus, especially at the end. Features a lot of hunting for the graves of suspected vampires which feels unnecessary to the research about the myths themselves....

  • Brittany

    Out of these type of books, I would rank this a little higher, but none of them are great. They have these book series available for free through the library online so I have read a bunch of them. The...

  • Steven Belanger

    I'm only the third person to rate this book on all of Goodreads...Just sayin'.The previous two reviewers gave this book an average of two stars. I don't see how, at it never pertains to be something i...

  • Andrew

    This was an interesting look into the prevalence of vampire lore in the New England states (mainly Connecticut and Rhode Island), with a few cases in which bodies were actually exhumed and "disposed o...

  • Stina

    This short little book gives a nice glimpse into the vampire-ish folk beliefs that once existed in New England. It was interesting, easy to read, and gave me some great ideas for my next NaNoWriMo nov...