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'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova

A novel about vampires prowling around dark forests and damp crypts in Central Europe may not seem like ideal summertime reading, but The Historian, a debut novel about Dracula by Elizabeth Kostova, is shaping up to be one of this season's big beach books. Book critic Maureen Corrigan has a review.

15:27

A Tribute to Vampires from the Archives: Vampire History and Folklore.

Professor and writer Raymond McNally has studied the many portrayals of vampires in folklore and film. He has traced the origins of the Dracula story in Transylvania. He wrote the book "In Search of Dracula." McNally teaches at Boston College. (Next Month, November 8-9, McNally hosts the 150th celebration of Bram Stoker's birth at Boston College. For information call 617-552-3804 or e-mail him at mcnally@bc.edu) (REBROADCAST from 10/29/85)

16:29

The Grim History and Folklore of Vampires

Professor and writer Raymond McNally has studied the many portrayals of vampires in folklore and film. He has traced the origins of the Dracula story in Transylvania. His book about what he's found is called "In Search of Dracula," written with Radu Florescu. McNally is a professor of Rumanian and Eastern European culture at Boston College. (Rebroadcast)

28:07

Vampire History and Folklore.

Raymond McNally studies vampires in folklore, literature, and film. He is a professor of Romanian and Eastern European History at Boston College. His books include "In Search of Dracula" and "Dracula was a Woman." He discusses the man who was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Count Dracula, Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler.

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