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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780399168772
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.99
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Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood



The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material - from folklore and history to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman - behind Bram Stoker's Lord of the Undead.

The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material - from folklore and history to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman - behind Bram Stoker's Lord of the Undead. 'A fantastic, well-documented story.' Library Journal (starred review)'A work of enthusiastic scholarship and shrewd literary detection that will appeal both to Stoker scholars and garden-variety Dracula fans.'  Booklist 'Well-researched and entertaining.' Publishers Weekly'Who Was Dracula? chronicles the misadventures of Bram Stoker and his numerous friends and colleagues, both famous and obscure, hoping to unearth the recipe for a truly iconic character.' San Francisco Book Review'Does a solid job analyzing the birth and development of Dracula and illustrating the character traits Stoker cherry-picked from his wide circle of friends.' Kirkus Review

  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780399168772
  • Imprint: Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $26.99
Categories:

About the author

Jim Steinmeyer

Jim Steinmeyer has designed illusions for David Copperfield, Ricky Jay, Siegfried & Roy and Orson Welles, and for six Broadway shows including The Beauty and the Beast. A consultant for a six-part BBC documentary on the history of magic, he also designed the illusions for Richard Eyre's Mary Poppins and is a contributing editor of Magic magazine. His previous books include Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural, The Glorious Deception and Hiding the Elephant.

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