Dracula, Prince of Many Faces: His Life and His Times

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Hachette+ORM, Nov 11, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 326 pages
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A biography of the real 15th-century Wallachian leader known as Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the classic horror novel by Bram Stoker.

Dreaded by his enemies, emulated by later rulers like Ivan the Terrible, honored by his countrymen even today, Vlad Dracula was surely one of the most intriguing figures to have stalked the corridors of European and Asian capitals in the fifteenth century.

Vlad Dracula also served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale. However, as this biography proves, “the real Dracula is far more interesting than the fictional vampire” (Houston Chronicle). Covering Vlad Dracula’s entire life and subsequent legend, this book includes “a fascinating chapter on the mystery of Dracula’s empty grave” (New York Times Book Review).

Praise for Dracula, Prince of Many Faces

“Florescu and McNally manage to capture the ruthlessness, romance, and courage that characterized Dracula’s ultimately pitiable life. . . . A fascinating look at political intrigue in fifteenth-century Eastern Europe.” —Lamar B. Graham, Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement

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User Review  - zen_923 - LibraryThing

This is a well-written biography of Prince Dracula. It provides a good background as well as a detailed narrative of the political, military and social circumstances which he found himself in. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

Without Dracula's fame, the number of people interested in learning about an obscure 15th century short-time Wallachian dictator would be limited. Florescu and McNally's biography is directed at an ... Read full review


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