Ornella Volta – The Vampire (Tandem, 1965)
Do Vampires exist?
The interest in these macabre and horrific creatures of legend has increased in recent years and numerous books have been written and films made about them.
Ornella Volta’s book, which won this year’s Dracula prize, awarded in Paris, is without question the most brilliant and penetrating of all these books concerned with death, eroticism and blood of which vampirism is the symbol.
She traces their origins from detailed accounts found in Central and Eastern Europe, and particularly the basic source discovered in the forbidding Tarla mountains, and provides some terrifying facts which have furthered recent developments in the field of sexology and psycho-pathology.
This subject has fascinated people for centuries and one is left with. the disturbing question:
Is the Vampire myth or reality?