Edited by John Richard Stephens
Berkley Books (Penguin
Group, now Penguin Random House), New York City,
Metro Books (Barnes &
Noble Publishing), New York City, 2008,
This is a
collection of vampire stories entirely written
by famous authors--from Sir Walter Scott to
Woody Allen--most of whom are not usually
associated with supernatural literature.
Thirty-one famous authors to be exact. Through
extensive research, John Richard Stephens has
unearthed many of these misplaced classics and
gathered them together into a single book. The
result is Vampires, Wine & Roses.
It includes works by Anne Rice (a short story and a rare vampire poem), Lenny Bruce, Sting, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Southey, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Byron, H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Ivan Turgenev, Robert Louis Stevenson, Baudelaire, Jules Verne, Voltaire, John Keats, Guy de Maupassant, Alexandre Dumas, Conrad Aiken, Sir Thomas Malory, Thomas Hardy, Rod Serling, Goethe, T. S. Eliot, Edith Wharton, H. P. Lovecraft, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and, of course, Bram Stoker (a chapter that was cut from the vampire classic, Dracula).
most ardent vampire fan will be surprised to
discover that many of these classic authors
actually wrote about vampires.