Vlad Tepes, l’impalatore, nel XV secolo fu il principe della Valacchia, regione situata nel cuore dell’Europa Orientale. Personaggio leggendario per la sua ferocia e crudeltà, ben presto venne chiamato “Dracula”, e cioè drago o demonio. Ma chi è stato veramente l’uomo che la cultura popolare prima e la letteratura gotica poi hanno reso immortale con il nome di Conte Dracula? Un paladino della sua nazione e della fede cristiana, oppure un pazzo sadico e feroce, un bestiale e sanguinario torturatore? Quanto c’è di vero nelle leggende che circolavano finché Dracula era ancora in vita e che poi sono state trasfigurate nei secoli fino ad arrivare ai giorni nostri? Tante domande senza risposta circondano il nome di Vlad Tepes, ma il mistero più oscuro riguarda tutti noi: iniziare un viaggio dentro alla storia e al mito di Dracula significa partire per un viaggio tra i meandri più oscuri della mente umana, significa intraprendere un cammino molto rischioso dentro al lato oscuro che alberga nel cuore di ognuno di noi. Sì, anche dentro al nostro, che ci piaccia o no...
Author: Stephanie Spinner
Having deduced the double identity of Count Dracula, a wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.
Author: Sarah Bradford
The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd, determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her day. Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.
Author: Marie Nizet, Brian Stableford
Publisher: Hollywoodcomics.Com Llc
Written in 1879 (18 years before Dracula) by 19-year-old Marie Nizet, Captain Vampire, in its method and tone alike, is way ahead of its time. Although its plot has supernatural elements, and its antagonist is manifestly demonic, the novel's true purpose is to bring out the horror of war. A significant work in the history of horror fiction, it is undoubtedly one of the finest literary works ever to have made use of the vampire motif.
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Harper Collins
When it comes to devouring her delightfully outrageous, phenomenally fun fiction, Meg Cabot’s fans are Insatiable! And now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries—not to mention a host of wonderfully winning grown-up novels like Queen of Babble, Big Boned, and Every Boy’s Got One—has a subject she can really sink her teeth into: vampires! A deliciously twisted modern-day sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, Cabot’s Insatiable will leave you laughing…and hungry for more!
Author: Michael Augustyn
Most of the vast audience attracted to the subject of Dracula know him only in his fictional, one-dimensional form: vampire! Yet the truth behind the historical character--voevode, warlord--of 15th C. Romania is at least as equally fascinating as any contrived account of his supernatural persona. Vlad Dracula faithfully follows his life story as hostage, fugitive, prince, and prisoner, as well as his legend. His principality of Wallachia was caught between two voracious predators: the kingdom of Hungary and the Ottoman empire. They tried to break Dracula with overwhelming force and terror. But Dracula turned their own tactics against them, and against criminals and factions in his own land, earning the name Tepes--The Impaler--in the process. He was a strange mix of husband, father, soldier, statesman, and berserker. He annihilated 50,000 people--one-tenth of his own population. Cursed by his native Orthodox Christian Church, he indeed evolved into a legend. But even today he is Romania's Robin Hood.
Dracula The Un-Dead
Author: Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt
The authoritative sequel to Bram Stoker's original horror classic. A quarter of a century after Count Dracula "crumbled into dust," Quincey Harker-the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker-leaves law school to pursue a career on stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of Dracula, directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself. As the play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, death begins to stalk the original band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago. Could it be that the count survived and is now seeking revenge? Or is there another, far more sinister force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula, the most notorious vampire of all time? Watch a Video
The story begun in the acclaimed first novel in the trilogy, Covenant with the Vampire, continues in the second novel, as the heir of Vlad the Impaler tries to put an end to the Dracul family's horrifying legacy. From the Paperback edition.
Dracula, My Love
Author: Syrie James
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author Syrie James (The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen) offers readers a breathtaking new perspective on Bram Stoker’s classic tale of the king of the vampires with Dracula, My Love. In these “Secret Journals of Mina Harker,” the object of Dracula’s desire relates for the very first time the shocking story of her scandalous seduction and sexual rebirth. This is not the chaste vampire romance of Twilight—Dracula, My Love celebrates a passionate obsession in all its hot and sensuous glory.
Timeless Tales of Terror
Author: Top Five Classics
Publisher: Top Five Books LLC
This Top Five Classics illustrated anthology features 13 classic short stories, two poems, and six complete novels—all foundational works of the horror genre, including: • Dracula • Frankenstein • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde • The Island of Doctor Moreau • The Hound of the Baskervilles • The Turn of the Screw • Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Washington Irving, Saki, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, William Hope Hodgson, and Robert Louis Stevenson • Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” and Poe’s “The Raven” These works formed the templates for the thousands of horror stories that followed and have been frightening and thrilling readers for the past two centuries. This ebook compilation also includes more than 150 illustrations by Sidney Paget, Lynd Ward, Arthur Rackham, F.O.C. Darley, Harry Clarke, Gustave Doré, and others. So turn the lights down low, curl up in an easy chair, and enjoy these Timeless Tales of Terror. Maybe lock the doors and windows, just to be safe.
Varney the Vampire
Author: Thomas Preskett Prest
The unprecedented success of the romance of "Varney the Vampyre," leaves the Author but little to say further, than that he accepts that success and its results as gratefully as it is possible for any one to do popular favours. A belief in the existence of Vampyres first took its rise in Norway and Sweden, from whence it rapidly spread to more southern regions, taking a firm hold of the imaginations of the more credulous portion of mankind.
Legends of Dracula
Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Discusses Vlad the Impaler, the historical person behind Count Dracula, describes how Bram Stoker came to write his famous novel about him, and examines how the character has been portrayed on stage and screen.
An erotic reimagining of the myth of Dracula presents an all-too-human count, a beloved Hungarian doctor obsessed with possessing and destroying young women, whose self-loathing only drives him on to bloodier outrages. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.