Vampire literature covers the spectrum of literary work concerned principally with the subject of vampires. The literary vampire first appeared in 18th-century poetry, before becoming one of the stock figures of gothic fiction with the publication of Polidori 's The Vampyre , which was inspired by the life and legend of Lord Byron. Later influential works include the penny dreadful Varney the Vampire ; Sheridan Le Fanu 's tale of a lesbian vampire , Carmilla , and the masterpiece of the genre: Bram Stoker 's Dracula Some authors created a more "sympathetic vampire", with Varney being the first,  and Anne Rice 's novel Interview with the Vampire as a more recent example. Vampire fiction is rooted in the "vampire craze" of the s and s, which culminated in the somewhat bizarre official exhumations of suspected vampires Petar Blagojevich and Arnold Paole in Serbia under the Habsburg Monarchy. One of the first works of art to touch upon the subject is the short German poem The Vampire by Heinrich August Ossenfelder , where the theme already has strong erotic overtones: a man whose love is rejected by a respectable and pious maiden threatens to pay her a nightly visit, drink her blood by giving her the seductive kiss of the vampire and thus prove to her that his teaching is better than her mother's Christianity.
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