In Search Of Dracula

Overview

The true story behind the legend of Dracula - a biography of Prince Vlad of Transylvania, better known as Vlad the Impaler. This revised edition now includes entries from Bram Stoker's recently discovered diaries, the amazing tale of Nicolae Ceausescu's attempt to make Vlad a national hero, and an examination of recent adaptations in fiction, stage and screen.

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Overview

The true story behind the legend of Dracula - a biography of Prince Vlad of Transylvania, better known as Vlad the Impaler. This revised edition now includes entries from Bram Stoker's recently discovered diaries, the amazing tale of Nicolae Ceausescu's attempt to make Vlad a national hero, and an examination of recent adaptations in fiction, stage and screen.

A newly revised edition of the classic account of Vlad the Impaler--just in time for Halloween--now includes entries from Bram Stoker's recently discovered diaries, the amazing tale of Nicolae Ceausescu's attempt to make Vlad a national hero, and an examination of recent adaptations in fiction, stage and screen. 70 b&w illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395657836
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 309,627
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introducing the Dracula of Fiction, History, and Folklore 1
2 Bram Stoker and the Search for Castle Dracula 7
3 The Historical Dracula: Tyrant from Transylvania 15
4 Prince of Wallachia 29
5 Crusader Against the Turks 43
6 Castle Dracula 60
7 Dracula Horror Stories of the Fifteenth Century 78
8 The Historical Dracula, 1462-1476: Imprisonment and Death 93
9 Snagov: The Mystery of the Empty Grave 104
10 Vampirism: Old World Folklore 117
11 Bram Stoker 133
12 On Stage, in Fiction, and on Film 156
13 Conclusion 179
Maps 187
Chronologies 188
Genealogy 190
App.: German Stories 193
App.: Russian Stories 198
App.: Romanian Stories 208
Books by Bram Stoker 221
Primary sources 224
Nonfiction 224
Works of Psychology, Anthropology, and Literature 230
Books on Movies, Theater, and Television 233
Fiction 235
Filmography 257
Travel Guide 293
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2004

    just another novel

    Just another novel that tries blending together historical facts with legends and SF. If you are a fan of horror stories, vampires and other creatures you might find it very appealing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    Well Done!

    What a well written, comprehensible account of the real life of Vlad Tepes. I, myself, am a huge fan of the supernatural, especially vampires, and have read my share of vampire novels and so-called fact books, and not all of them are up to par. This one, however, was absolutely fabulous, and believable. I would definitely reccomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2001

    Best Vampire Book I Ever Read

    This has the fact's not some fictious account of who Vlad Tepes really was. This is a book that is dead on in every way. All fact's are true and check out. It also has variations of tales told by the townsfolk from country to country. This is a must read for anyone interested in Dracula.

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