By the author of "The Night Mayor" and "Jago", this horror novel, set in 1888, tells of the remarriage of the Widow of Windsor. Her new consort is Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. In Whitechapel, a murderer known as Silver Knife is cutting down vampire girls.
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As Nina Auerbach writes in the New York Times, " Stephen King assumes we hate vampires; Anne Rice makes it safe to love them, because they hate themselves. Kim Newman suspects that most of us live with them . . . . Anno Dracula is the definitive account of that post-modern species, the self-obsessed undead." In this first of what looks to be an excellent series, Victorian England has vampires at every level of society, especially the higher ones, and they engage in incessant intrigue, power games, and casual oppression of the weak--activities, as we know, that are all too human. Numerous characters from literature and from history appear in both major and cameo roles. Spectacular fight scenes, stormy politics, and a serial vampire killer keep the action lively. A scholarly bibliography is included.About the Author:
A journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Newman's first two books were Ghastly Beyond Belief: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of Quotations (1985), co-written with Neil Gaiman, and Nightmare Movies: A critical history of the horror film, 1968-88 (1988). Newman and Stephen Jones jointly edited Horror: 100 Best Books, the 1988 horror volume in Xanadu's 100 Best series, and also Horror: Another 100 Best Books, a 2005 sequel from Carroll & Graf. Both books comprise 100 essays by 100 horror writers about 100 horror books and both won the annual Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction. Newman acts as one of several contributing editors to the UK film magazine Empire, as well as writing the monthly segment, "Kim Newman's Video Dungeon". His first stage play scheduled to open in 2017.
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Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf Pub, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110881849677
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf Pub, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0881849677
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf Pub. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0881849677 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0581453