Blood Will Tell: Vampires as Political Metaphors Before World War I (Out of the Series) by Sara Libby Robinson.
Blood Will Tell explores the ways in which writers, thinkers, and politicians used blood and vampire-related imagery to express social and cultural anxieties in the decades leading up to the First World War. Covering a wide variety of topics, including science, citizenship, gender, and anti-Semitism, Robinson demonstrates the ways in which rhetoric tied to blood and vampires permeated political discourse and transcended the disparate cultures of Great Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, forming a cohesive political and cultural metaphor. An excellent resource, both for students of nineteenth century cultural history and for those interested in the historical roots of Western fascination with vampires..
Sara Libby Robinson received her Ph.D. in Comparative History from Brandeis University. Her other publications include ''Novel Anti-Semitisms: Vampiric Reflections of the Jew in Britain, 1875-1914,'' which appeared in Jewish Studies in Violence: A Collection of Essays .
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