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Dracula, prince of many faces : his life and his times

Author: Radu Florescu; Raymond T McNally
Publisher: Boston, MA : Little, Brown, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From Publishers Weekly: The fictional Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel is better known than the actual Vlad Dracula the Impaler, who ruled as prince of Wallachia for three brief periods in the mid-15th century. This study by two Boston College professors who have written other books about Dracula explores how the legend of the Transylvanian vampire arose. As a ruler, Dracula spread terror far and wide, inflicting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vlad, Prince of Wallachia; Vlad, Prince of Wallachia; Vlad, Walachei Fürst; Fürst III ) Vlad (Walachei
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Radu Florescu; Raymond T McNally
ISBN: 0316286567 9780316286565 0316286559 9780316286558
OCLC Number: 20012936
Description: xxii, 261 pages [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Note on spelling --
Prologue: From the fictional to the factual --
1: World of the real Dracula --
2: Education of a prince: 1431-1448 --
3: Thorny road to power --
4: Machiavellian ruler at home --
5: Transylvanian terror --
6: Struggle against Mehmed the conqueror --
7: Imprisonment and death --
8: Mystery of the grave --
9: Dracula's descendants --
10: Beyond the grave: the many faces of Dracula --
11: Stoker's Count Dracula, the vampire --
Conclusion: Who was the real Dracula? --
Brief annotated bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Radu R. Florescu, Raymond T. McNally.

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* In this definitive biography covering Vlad Dracula's life and subsequent legend, readers will discover that life can truly be more terrifying than fiction.  Read more...

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'A shocking page-turner...A convincingly humanized portrait' - NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

 
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