A lone human survivor in a world that is overrun by vampires, Robert Neville leads a desperate life in which he must barricade himself in his home every night and hunt down the starving undead by day.
Written in 1954 and set in 1976, this novel tells the story of Robert Neville, the last human on Earth after everyone else has become infected with a virus that turned them into vampires. At night he fends off the attacking hordes of his former neighbors, and by day he searches for their lair with an eye to destroying them. A seminal novel in the science-fiction genre, I AM LEGEND was one of the first to bring gothic horror elements into modern-day life. Stephen King has said that no author has influenced him as much as Richard Matheson.
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