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05/10/2005 Vampire novel "Twilight" is first published

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is a vampire-romance novel for young adults. It's about seventeen-year-old Bella Swan who moves to Forks in Washington, where she falls in love with a vampire Edward Cullen. The film adaptation of the book was a great commercial success, earning more than $392 million worldwide.


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