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The Historian : a novel

Autore: Elizabeth Kostova
Editore: London : Time Warner Books, 2005.
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A suspenseful novel that delves into the true history of Vlad the Impaler.

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Genere/forma: Gothic novels
Persona incaricata: Vlad, Prince of Wallachia
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0316730319 9780316730310 0316730300 9780316730303
Numero OCLC: 474712143
Note: Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to 'My dear and unfortunate successor'. Her discovery plunges 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 evil hidden in the depths of history. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the Dracula myth. Deciphering obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions, and evading terrifying adversaries, one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions - a captivating tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful - and utterly unforgettable.
Riconoscimenti: Commended for Richard & Judy Book Club: Summer Read 2006.
Shortlisted for British Book Awards: Newcomer of the Year 2006.
Pubblico: General.
Descrizione: ix, 642 s. ; 234 x 153 mm
Responsabilità: Elizabeth Kostova.


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