Vikram and the Vampire
by Richard Burton
Publisher: Longmans, Green 1870
Number of pages: 392
This is the history of a huge Bat, Vampire, or Evil Spirit which inhabited and animated dead bodies. It is an old, and thoroughly Hindu, Legend composed in Sanskrit, and is the germ which culminated in the Arabian Nights ...
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