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Kostova, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 71 works in 509 publications in 34 languages and 15,884 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
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Publications about Elizabeth Kostova
Publications by Elizabeth Kostova
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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 5,944 libraries worldwide
Discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters, a motherless American girl becomes the latest in a series of historians, including her late father, who investigate the possible surviving legacy of Vlad the Impaler
The swan thieves : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
77 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 3,637 libraries worldwide
Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism
The shadow land : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
27 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,109 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"--
The historian : [a novel] by Elizabeth Kostova( Sound Recording )
58 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,709 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( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,174 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( Sound Recording )
13 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 782 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 302 libraries worldwide
The classic tale of the wealthy Transylvanian count, who drinks human blood to survive, and the Englishman who knows his secret
L'historienne et Drakula : roman by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 33 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 22 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 19 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 libraries worldwide
"The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known - and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself - to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive."
Hisŭt'orian = The historian by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Zgodovinarka by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Slovenian and held by 10 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 libraries worldwide
L'historienne et Drakula by Elizabeth Kostova( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 6 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
ha-Hisṭoriyonit by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 5 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
Hisutorian by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 5 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
Frankenstein, or, The modern prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator
Historikeren by Elizabeth Kostova( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Danish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Svanetyvene by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Bokmal, Norwegian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Den kjente maleren Robert Oliver ødelegger et maleri i nasjonalgalleriet. Hva får en kunstner til å ødelegge det han setter høyere enn noe annet? Psykiateren Andrew Marlows forsøker desperat å forstå hva som plager Oliver. Han føres inn i livene til de kvinnene som er nærmest kunstneren og til en tragedie som er knyttet til den franske impresjonismen. Elisabeth Kostova gjorde stor suksess med debutromanen Historikeren (2005)
 
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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
Languages
English (275)
Spanish (23)
French (17)
German (17)
Italian (13)
Chinese (9)
Danish (9)
Catalan (9)
Dutch (8)
Croatian (5)
Portuguese (4)
Polish (4)
Hebrew (4)
Hungarian (4)
Bokmal, Norwegian (4)
Russian (4)
Swedish (3)
Korean (3)
Finnish (3)
Czech (2)
Turkish (2)
Ukrainian (2)
Bulgarian (2)
Slovenian (2)
Thai (2)
Japanese (1)
Vietnamese (1)
Indonesian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Romanian (1)
Albanian (1)
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