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Kostova, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 73 works in 515 publications in 34 languages and 15,933 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Paranormal fiction  Horror tales  Gothic fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR6037.T617, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Kostova
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Kostova
The historian : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

200 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 5,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman finds old papers which begin to reveal an ancient and evil plot concerning Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula, which may still be continuing
The swan thieves : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

75 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 3,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His ordered life thrown into disarray when he begins treating an unstable genius artist who has recently attacked a canvas at the National Gallery of Art, psychiatrist and art hobbyist Andrew Marlow struggles to understand the secret that torments the artist
The shadow land : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

27 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian "Quite extraordinary. Kostova is a natural storyteller. She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner."--San Francisco Chronicle "Hypnotic. a thrill ride through history."--The Denver Post "Part thriller, part history, part romance. Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous story to tell."--Baltimore Sun "Kostova's vampire is no campy Lugosi knockoff. Blending history and myth, Kostova has fashioned a version so fresh that when a stake is finally driven through a heart, it inspires the tragic shock of something happening for the very first time."--Newsweek Praise for The Swan Thieves "Exquisite."--The Boston Globe "Engrossing."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Stunning. A beautifully written tale of art, love and an obsession triggered by both."--Associated Press"--
The historian : [a novel] by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

60 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her father's library, and thus begins her adventurous quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with the darkest powers of evil
The swan thieves by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His ordered life thrown into disarray when he begins treating an unstable genius artist who has recently attacked a canvas at the National Gallery of Art, psychiatrist and art hobbyist Andrew Marlowe struggles to understand the secret that torments the artist
The shadow land : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian "Quite extraordinary. Kostova is a natural storyteller. She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner."--San Francisco Chronicle "Hypnotic. a thrill ride through history."--The Denver Post "Part thriller, part history, part romance. Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous story to tell."--Baltimore Sun "Kostova's vampire is no campy Lugosi knockoff. Blending history and myth, Kostova has fashioned a version so fresh that when a stake is finally driven through a heart, it inspires the tragic shock of something happening for the very first time."--Newsweek Praise for The Swan Thieves "Exquisite."--The Boston Globe "Engrossing."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Stunning. A beautifully written tale of art, love and an obsession triggered by both."--Associated Press"--
The annotated Dracula : [annotated ed. of] Dracula by Bram Stoker( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bram Stoker's classic novel of suspense and horror was a bestseller in Britain when it was published in 1897. A late 20th-century biographer of Stoker has suggested that famed Victorian actor Henry Irving, for whom Stoker worked for many years, was an inspiration for some of Count Dracula's characteristics
Tian e zei by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zgodovinarka by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Slovenian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'historienne et Drakula : roman by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. 1: Qui était vraiment le comte Vlad de Valachie, dit aussi Drakula, le Vampire des Carpates, mort depuis cinq siècles ? C'est la question que se pose, intriguée, une jeune fille en découvrant dans le bureau de son père un vieux livre dont toutes les pages sont blanches, sauf la page centrale, sur laquelle un dragon aux ailes déployées protège entre ses griffes cet unique mot : Drakula. Commence alors, pour son père comme pour elle-même, une enquête périlleuse autour de cette noire figure du passé. Peu à peu, l'ombre maudite se fait plus présente et oppressante autour d'eux. Peu à peu, la quête se transforme en traque, et la vérité se dégage de la légende, plus terrifiante encore. [payot.ch]
Look homeward, angel : the story of the buried life by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first novel by the great American novelist, Thomas Wolfe, now the subject of a major new film, Genius, starring Jude Law, Colin Firth, Dominic West and Nicole Kidman. Eugene Gant, born in 1900 to hard-drinking stone-cutter Oliver and entrepreneurial Eliza, grows up in small-town America. Both lonely outsider and passionate chronicler of American life, Eugene experiences upheaval and family tragedy before coming to realise that he must leave his home behind if he is to forge his own path in the world. This is the dazzlingly rich first novel from one of the most brilliant and mercurial voices of early twentieth-century, who was a major influence on writers including Hunter S Thompson, Ray Bradbury, Philip Roth and the Beats. This new edition includes an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova
Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second novel by the great American novelist, Thomas Wolfe, and now the subject of a major new film, Genius, starring Jude Law, Colin Firth, Dominic West and Nicole Kidman. It is 1920 and Eugene Gant leaves the American South for Harvard, New York and Europe, determined to make his way as a writer. On the boat home, he meets Esther Jack, the woman who is to dominate his life. Autobiographical, vital and passionate, this novel blazes with energy and life
Tarihçi : roman by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Turkish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history."
Hisŭt'orian = The historian by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1927 : the good-natured chronicle of a journey by Anthony Lord( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'historienne et Drakula by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1972, dans une vieille maison d'Amsterdam, une adolescente explore la bibliothèque de son père et tombe par hasard sur un vieux livre relié de cuir d'où dépassent des feuillets jaunis. Toutes les pages de l'ouvrage sont vierges, à l'exception d'une affreuse gravure de dragon dont les ailes déployées semblent protéger une étrange inscription : " DRAKULYA ". Pour tromper sa solitude, la jeune fille a la curiosité de déplier l'un des feuillets. Il s'agit d'une lettre et elle s'ouvre ainsi : " Cher et infortuné successeur... " Son univers vient de basculer. 2006, c2005
Hisutorian by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman finds old papers which begin to reveal an ancient and evil plot concerning Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula, which may still be continuing
ha-Hisṭoriyonit by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman finds old papers which begin to reveal an ancient and evil plot concerning Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula, which may still be continuing
L'historienne et Drakula : roman by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein, or, The modern prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on the 'ghost story' that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. Frankenstein was published the next year and become the rage of London. In the generations since, the story of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created has been read by millions all over the world. It has inspired hundreds of imitations, but it has never been equaled for its masterful manipulation of the elements of horror and suspense
 
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The historian : a novel
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The swan thieves : a novelThe historian : [a novel]The swan thievesThe annotated Dracula : [annotated ed. of] DraculaTarihçi : romanFrankenstein, or, The modern prometheus
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Kostova Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Elizabeth Kostova écrivain américaine

Elizabeth Kostova escritora estadounidense

Elizabeth Kostova scrittrice statunitense

Elizabeth Kostova US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Elizabeth Kostova yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Johnson, Elizabeth 1964-

Johnson, Elizabeth Kostova 1964-

Kostova, Elizabet

Kostova, Ėlizabet 1964-

Kostova, Elizabete

Kostova, Elizabeth 1964-

Kostova, Elizabeth Johnston.

Kostova Johnson, Elizabeth 1964-

Елизабет Костова

Елізабет Костова

Костова, Елизабет

קוסטובה, אליזבת

קוסטובה, אליזבת 1964-

קוסטובה, אליזבת סופרת אמריקאית

الیزابت کاستووا

코스토바, 엘리자베스 1964-

コストヴァ, エリザベス

伊麗莎白·柯斯托娃

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