I Am Legend (novel)
I Am Legend is a 1954 horror fiction novel by American writer Richard Matheson. It was influential in the development ofthe zombie genre and in popularizing the concept of a worldwide apocalypse due to disease. The novel was a success and was adapted to film as The Last Man on Earth in 1964, as The Omega Man in 1971,and as I Am Legend in 2007, along with a direct to video 2007 production capitalizing on that film, I Am Omega. The novel was also the inspiration behind the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead.-------------------------------------------------
The main character is Robert Neville, apparently the sole survivor of a pandemic whose symptoms resemble vampirism. The narrative details Neville'sdaily life inLos Angeles as he attempts to comprehend, research, and possibly cure the disease, to which he is immune. Neville's past is revealed through flashbacks.
After boutsof depression and alcoholism, Neville obtains books and other research materials from a library, and through painstaking research discovers the root of the vampiric disease in a strain of bacteria capable of infecting bothdeceased and living hosts.
After three years, Neville sees an apparently uninfected woman, Ruth, abroad in the daylight, and captures her. Having become accustomed to her, Neville becomes suspicious ofRuth and notices that she is upset when he speaks of killing vampires, on grounds that if her story of survival was true, she would have become hardened to the act. One night Neville is startledawake and finds Ruth about to leave. Suspicious, he questions her motives, but relates the trauma of his past, whereupon they comfort each other.
Soy leyenda es una novela de terror 1954 la ficcióndel escritor estadounidense Richard Matheson . Fue influyente en el desarrollo de la género de zombies y en la popularización del concepto de un mundo apocalíptico debido a la enfermedad . La...