Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT)

From Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Vampire fiction

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Form

    • Vampire fiction
  • Variants

    • Vampiric fiction
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Smith, L.J. Awakening. Vietnamese. Người không ngủ, 2010:t.p. verso (The vampire diaries)
    • found: Smith, L.J. Fury. Vietnamese. Cơn thịnh nộ, 2010:t.p. verso (The vampire diaries)
    • found: Wolf, L. Blood thirst : 100 years of vampire fiction, 1999:p. 1 (Perhaps because Stoker's Dracula evolved into such a mythic figure, subsequent writers of vampire fiction have failed to invent a character of comparable grandeur; there have been very few vampire novels of distinction published since 1897; of more than one hundred fifty, only a handful is of literary merit; in Suzy McKee Charnas's The Vampire Tapestry, the idea of the vampire transcends its usual limitations as an armature for a horror fiction) p. 2 (short story writers in this century have produced a rich array of vampire fiction, as the stories collected here demonstrate; vampire fiction has elements the genres murder mysteries, sword-and-sorcery fiction, so-called women's Gothic fiction, mainstream horror; vampire fiction has blood as its primary metaphor) p. 3 (In addition to the erotic implications of the blood exchange, vampire fiction has psychological and spiritual meanings as well) p. 4 (It was not, however, until the nineteenth century that The Vampyre, the first vampire novel in English, appeared)
    • found: Wikipedia, Nov. 28, 2017(The Vampire Diaries is a young adult vampire horror series of novels created by L.J. Smith. The story centers on Elena Gilbert, a young high school girl who finds her heart eventually torn between two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore; volumes in series: The Awakening; The Struggle; The Fury; Dark Reunion)
    • found: Staggs, M. 4 works of vampire fiction off the beaten path, via Unbound worlds website, Nov. 28, 2016, viewed on Nov. 28, 2017(The Vampire Chronicles reintroduced the ancient monster to a modern audience, banishing the cape-wearing fiend we thought we knew to the loneliest crypt in the graveyard ... If you're a vampire fiction fan looking for some new blood, consider giving these books a try: Fevre Dream, by George R.R. Martin; Fledgling, by Octavia Butler; Already Dead: A Novel, by Charlie Huston; The Vampire Tapestry, by Suzy McKee Charnas)
    • found: Newman, K. A brief history of vampire fiction, via Wired website, April 16, 2012, viewed on Nov. 28, 2017(the vampire story; blood-sucking monster; "The Vampyre", by John Polidori, first published anonymously in 1819, was the first vampire story; previously, vampires had been creatures of folklore, featuring in many cultures around the world, and the anecdotes about them collected by obsessives like Dom Augustin Calmet and Montague Summers were mostly about smelly peasant revenants who seem more like our present idea of a zombie; the next significant vampire story, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla (1871), in which the monster is a pale, passive-aggressive teenage girl, evokes "The Vampyre" as the title character latches onto successive well-off families like a cuckoo in the nest and drains the daughters. Le Fanu added the stake through the heart and other elements that have accrued to the genre; Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) is the big beast of vampire fiction; Richard Matheson's I Am Legend (1953), recently anointed Best Vampire Novel of the Century by the Horror Writers Association)
    • found: Horror literature through history, 2017:p. 119 (vampiric fiction; vampire fiction) pp. 157-158 (vampire fiction finds its origins in the vampire hysteria that swept across Europe in the early part of the eighteenth century; "The Vampyre" was the first story of the undead "successfully to fuse the disparate elements of vampirism into a coherent literary genre," according to Sir Christopher Frayling) p. 162 (Richard Matheson's I Am Legend (1954), a postapocalyptic zombie-vampire novel that is now considered a contemporary classic among horror fiction in general and vampire literature in particular) p. 261 ("The Vampyre" (1819) is considered the progenitor of vampiric fiction)
    • found: Quill & quire, Jan. 1996:p. 13 (Kate Pullinger, known for her vampirish novel Where Does Kissing End?)
    • found: St. Louis post-dispatch, Nov. 21, 2008:p. 24 (In "Twilight," Stephenie Meyer emphasizes love and attraction rather than many of the themes associated with vampiric fiction - life and death, repressed or transgressive sexuality, modernity and tradition, faith and atheism, good and evil)
    • found: International herald tribune, Aug. 1, 2009:p. 6 (With "The Vampyre," Polidori gave birth to the two main branches of vampiric fiction: the vampire as romantic hero, and the vampire as undead monster)
    • found: Google, Jan. 8, 2018:(vampire fiction: 190,000 hits; vampire stories: 443,000 hits; vampiric fiction: 564 hits; vampiric stories, 4,420 hits; vampirish fiction: 4 hits; vampirish stories: 45 hits)
  • Change Notes

    • 2017-11-28: new
    • 2018-12-11: revised
  • Alternate Formats

Suggest terminology

The LC Linked Data Service welcomes any suggestions you might have about terminology used for a given heading or concept.

Would you like to suggest a change to this heading?

Please provide your name, email, and your suggestion so that we can begin assessing any terminology changes.

Fields denoted with an asterisk (*) are required.