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Dracula Prince of Many Faces: His Life & Times (1989 Hardback)


£20.00

Good condition used 1989 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Little Brown Co., USA.
Publication Number-line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
Authors: Radu Florescu; Raymond T. McNally.
ISBN: 9780316286558.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 26mm d.

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Dracula Prince of Many Faces: His Life & Times

Condition and Description:

Good condition used 1989 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Little Brown Co., USA.
Publication Print Number-line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.
Authors: Radu Florescu and Raymond T. McNally.
ISBN: 9780316286558.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 26mm d.

Intact clean glossy used condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges, some rubbing and signs of handling, with intact price on inner leaf. Intact slightly creased spine. DJ over good condition red/black boards with gilt lettering to spine. 261 clean, slightly tanned pages of English text, plus 14 pages of b&w photo illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned with foxing to top page ends. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Dracula Prince of Many Faces: His Life & Times:

A biography of the 15th century Prince of Romania, Vlad Dracula, on whom Stoker based his fictional character. It covers his career as ruler of Wallachia, terrorizer of Transylvania and crusader against the Turks, and examines how closely he compares to his fictional counterpart.

This biography shows Vlad the Impaler to be a man as extraordinary in his political and crusading abilities as he was in his evil. He was considered a hero by the Pope and by Romanians whom he liberated from the Turks, and generations of Russian Turks studied accounts of his political genius and used his regime as a model for their own. Yet Vlad is remembered first for his crimes, excessive in both nature and number. He kept a vastly superior Turkish force from attacking his capital by constructing an infamous forest of the impaled .

Only in the context of his times – times of plague, of the beginning of the Renaissance, of literally cut-throat politics and conflict between East and West – can one understand fully the many faces of Dracula. In this book the authors offer a view of Dracula and his influential era.

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