In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 297 pages
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Until recently most people thought Dracula was a creation of film and fiction. With the original publication of In Search of Dracula, the actual historical figure of Prince Vlad of Transylvania - better known as Vlad the Impaler - was rediscovered, and readers were introduced to one of the darkest figures of Eastern European history and folklore. Out of print for more than a decade, In Search of Dracula has now been completely rewritten and updated. This new edition includes entries from Bram Stoker's newly discovered diaries, the amazing tale of Nicolae Ceausescu's attempt to make Vlad a Romanian national hero, and a comprehensive examination of recent adaptations of the Dracula story in novels, on stage, and on screen. For a member of the undead, Dracula has enjoyed a vibrant and ubiquitous life for the past century. Even more enduring and powerful a creation than Sherlock Holmes - with whom he shares similar late-Victorian popular literary origins - the Count continues to fascinate with his distinctive mixture of blood, sex, and death.

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User Review  - Perry Lake - Goodreads

This was one of the first books to link the novel "Dracula" to the historical Vlad the Impaler. It was certainly the most influential. Not only does this book give an excellent biography of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jean-Pierre Vidrine - Goodreads

I might have enjoyed this book even more had I not already known so much about the subject matter. Still, though, there were some genuine revelations and quite a lot of fascinating information to ... Read full review

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Raymond T. McNally is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: In Search of Dracula

Florescu is professor of history at Boston College since 1953. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Christ Church, Oxford University in Great Britain, before moving to the United States where he completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University.

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