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The true story behind the legend of Dracula - a biography of Prince Vlad of Transylvania, better known as Vlad the Impaler. This revised edition now includes entries from Bram Stoker''s recently discovered diaries, the amazing tale of Nicolae Ceausescu''s attempt to make Vlad a national hero, and an examination of recent adaptations in fiction, stage and screen.

Amazon.com Review

"Little did the coauthors realize at the time they embarked upon this project over a glass of plum brandy in Bucharest more than twenty-five years ago, that their work would result in the discovery of the authentic, bloodthirsty prototype for Bram Stoker''s famous novel Dracula." This pioneering study, first published in 1972, became a collector''s item, so this fully updated edition is welcome indeed. The authors'' pursuit of the notion that Vlad the Impaler (1431-76) was the original Dracula--through treks both antiquarian (in old libraries and museums) and geographic (in areas of Romania that were once Transylvania and Walachia)--has the thrill of an adventure story. In Search of Dracula is also an entertaining introduction to vampire lore and to people''s obsession with Dracula. It has a delightful cover by Edward Gorey and numerous illustrations, including antique woodcuts of Vlad''s impaled victims and photos from the authors'' trips to Romania.

From Library Journal

McNally and Florescu, the authors of several Dracula-related titles, here trace the history of Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, the murderous Romanian prince upon whom Bram Stoker based his infamous blood-drinking count (LJ 2/1/73). The duo gathered their information from Romanian peasant oral history and firsthand archaeological research. This updated edition also includes information on the vampire legend, an extensive filmography, and excerpts from Stoker''s recently discovered diaries.
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"Little did the coauthors realize at the time they embarked upon this project over a glass of plum brandy in Bucharest more than twenty-five years ago, that their work would result in the discovery of the authentic, bloodthirsty prototype for Bram Stoker''s famous novel Dracula." This pioneering study, first published in 1972, became a collector''s item, so this fully updated edition is welcome indeed. The authors'' pursuit of the notion that Vlad the Impaler (1431-76) was the original Dracula--through treks both antiquarian (in old libraries and museums) and geographic (in areas of Romania that were once Transylvania and Walachia)--has the thrill of an adventure story. In Search of Dracula is also an entertaining introduction to vampire lore and to people''s obsession with Dracula. It has a delightful cover by Edward Gorey and numerous illustrations, including antique woodcuts of Vlad''s impaled victims and photos from the authors'' trips to Romania.
( Amazon.com Review)

McNally and Florescu, the authors of several Dracula-related titles, here trace the history of Vlad Tepes, a.k.a. Vlad the Impaler, the murderous Romanian prince upon whom Bram Stoker based his infamous blood-drinking count (LJ 2/1/73). The duo gathered their information from Romanian peasant oral history and firsthand archaeological research. This updated edition also includes information on the vampire legend, an extensive filmography, and excerpts from Stoker''s recently discovered diaries. ( Library Journal)

From the Back Cover

Until recently most people thought Dracula was a creation of film and fiction. With the original publication of In Search of Dracula, the actual historical figure of Prince Vlad of Transylvania - better known as Vlad the Impaler - was rediscovered, and readers were introduced to one of the darkest figures of Eastern European history and folklore. Out of print for more than a decade, In Search of Dracula has now been completely rewritten and updated. This new edition includes entries from Bram Stoker''s newly discovered diaries, the amazing tale of Nicolae Ceausescu''s attempt to make Vlad a Romanian national hero, and a comprehensive examination of recent adaptations of the Dracula story in novels, on stage, and on screen. For a member of the undead, Dracula has enjoyed a vibrant and ubiquitous life for the past century. Even more enduring and powerful a creation than Sherlock Holmes - with whom he shares similar late-Victorian popular literary origins - the Count continues to fascinate with his distinctive mixture of blood, sex, and death.

About the Author

Raymond T. McNally (1931 - 2002) was a professor of Russian and East European History at Boston College in the USA and an author. He specialized in the history of horror and wrote many books around the subject.


 



Radu Florescu (born 23 October 1925) is a Romanian academic who holds the position of Emeritus Professor of History at Boston College. He was Director of the East European Research Center at Boston College and also a profesor of history.


Florescu was born in Bucharest. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Christ Church, Oxford in Great Britain, before moving to the United States, where he completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University. Radu Florescu is now living in the south of France and travels to boston. Where he is working on a new book.


He has written many academic articles and books on Romanian history. He is the author (or co-author with Raymond T. McNally) of several other books on Romanian and East European history, including Essays on Roumanian History, The Struggle against Russia in the Romanian Principalities, Dracula: Prince of Many Faces, In Search of Dracula, and In Search of Frankenstein.


From 1996 to 2004, Florescu served as Honorary Consul for New England by the Romanian Foreign Ministry, the first person to be appointed to such a position in the United States. His first job as honorary consul was to oversee voting by Boston-area Romanian citizens in one of the first democratic Romanian elections since the Revolution of 1989. He is now Emeritus Honorary Consul.

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