I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The entire population has been obliterated by a vampire virus. Somehow, Neville survived. He must now struggle to make sense of everything that has happened and learn to protect himself against the vampires who hunt him constantly. He must, because perhaps there is nothing else human left. I Am Legend was a major influence in horror and brought a whole new thematic concept to apocalyptic literature. Several humanistic and emotional themes in this book blend the horror genre with traditional fiction: we see Neville as an emotional person, and observe as he suffers bouts of depression, dips into alcoholism and picks up his strength again to fight the vampiric bacteria that has infected (and killed off) most of humankind. Neville soon meets a woman, Ruth, (after three years alone), who seems to be uninfected and a lone survivor. The two become close and he learns from Ruth that the infected have learned to fight the disease and can spend short amounts of time in the daylight, slowly rebuilding strength and society as it was. The novel was adapted to film in 1964 as The Last Man on Earth, as Omega Man in 1971 and finally as I am Legend in 2007, starring Will Smith.

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The 2304th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 27th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)

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I Am Legend Hardcover 2922418 $50.00 $5.98 1954
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Visions Deferred: Richard Matheson's Censored I AM LEGEND Screenplay Paperback 2347362 $9.97 $14.09 2009
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Bloodlines: Richard Matheson's Dracula, I Am Legend And Other Vampire Stories Hardcover 1333835 $138.45 $66.70 2006
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