For many, Vlad the Impaler is the bloodsucking torturer recreated in Hollywood's "Interview with the Vampire" and the real character so vitally realized in Bram Stoker's "Dracula", the man recreated on screen by screen legends Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee or Gary Oldman, or the vampire stalking through the pages of Ann Rice's novels. Later interpretations see him as a potent symbol of Nazi aggression in World War II, fired partly by Murnau's "Nosferatu" of the 1920s and the blood rites of the Aryans. But who was the real man who inspired the Dracula legend? Was he as gruesome as legend depicts, or, as some Romanians, refuting the popular image, suggest, an heroic 15th-century warrior and freedom fighter? Or is his reputation as a bloodthirsty mass-murderer, who sadistically impaled his victims, justified? In this title, the author peels back the layers of myth and history to reveal the 15th-century figure who was the real Vlad the Impaler.
Descrizione libro Sutton Publishing, London, 2003. Hardback, illus. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition; First Printing. New. NO notes or ANY markings. DJ not price clipped (£19.99) ; 280 pages. Codice libro della libreria 57691
Descrizione libro The History Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0750929650 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0388277
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110750929650
Descrizione libro The History Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0750929650