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by petzipellepingo (petzipellepingo)
at November 9th, 2017 (11:21 am)

Dracula and 23 More Literary Vampires We Love
These novels don’t suck

Maureen Lee Lenker@themaureenlee

Nov. 8, 2017 marks the 170th anniversary of Bram Stoker's birth. Though the Victorian author did not initiate the myth of the vampire into pop culture (legends of bloodsucking creatures date back centuries), he at least perfected it. Stoker's Dracula has come to be the most influential vampire of them all — his Transylvanian roots, ability to control his victim's minds, love of darkness, aversion to garlic and metal stakes, and the sexual undertones of his blood-sucking have cast a long shadow over how we envision vampires ever since. Stoker's Dracula was further immortalized in Bela Lugosi's portrayal of the titular vampire in the 1931 film, forever linking the ill-intentioned count with our perception of blood-sucking creatures.
Check out 23 more literary vampires that don't suck.