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"Little did the coauthors realize at the time they embarked upon this project over a glass of plum brandy in Bucharest more than twenty-five years ago, that their work would result in the discovery of the authentic, bloodthirsty prototype for Bram Stoker's famous novel Dracula." This pioneering study, first published in 1972, became a collector's item, so this fully updated edition is welcome indeed. The authors' pursuit of the notion that Vlad the Impaler (1431-76) was the original Dracula--through treks both antiquarian (in old libraries and museums) and geographic (in areas of Romania that were once Transylvania and Walachia)--has the thrill of an adventure story. In Search of Dracula is also an entertaining introduction to vampire lore and to people's obsession with Dracula. It has a delightful cover by Edward Gorey and numerous illustrations, including antique woodcuts of Vlad's impaled victims and photos from the authors' trips to Romania.
McNally and Florescu, the authors of several Dracula-related titles, here trace the history of Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, the murderous Romanian prince upon whom Bram Stoker based his infamous blood-drinking count (LJ 2/1/73). The duo gathered their information from Romanian peasant oral history and firsthand archaeological research. This updated edition also includes information on the vampire legend, an extensive filmography, and excerpts from Stoker's recently discovered diaries.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
I first read the original 1972 edition of In Search of Dracula back in high school when I first began to really explore the backstory of the character and novel Dracula. Read morePublished 6 days ago by William G.
Love all Dracula movies and books, haven't finished reading the book, so far so good!Published 2 months ago by Mei
Everything I ever wanted to know about Vlad the Impaler was in this book. Now I know he is actually Dracula not Dracul (Dracul was his father), and that he was as brutal as he was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by SteeleDude
Whether this is a good book or not so good depends on your purpose in reading it. If you are looking for scholarship, skip this one. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Eleanor Latham
as part of my history search, I have always been curious about this movie phenomenon and now I see that real life story of how these tales were created.Published 13 months ago by Lil Bear
Well written. I could not place the book down. Excellent page turner. Happy with purchase. Will recommend book to friends.Published 19 months ago by Peter Somoza