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The Historian por Elizabeth Kostova
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The Historian (edição 2009)

por Elizabeth Kostova (Autor)

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A young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her father's library, and thus begins her adventurous quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with the darkest powers of evil.
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Título:The Historian
Autores:Elizabeth Kostova (Autor)
Informação:Back Bay Books (2009), Edition: New, 720 pages
Colecções:LibroFM, Audible, Audio books
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    tessac: Freedom & Necessity is epistolic in nature so if that appealed to you in The Historian, I heartily recommend F & N. There are no vampires but, like The Historian, the fantastical is subtly woven into the story.
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    Joles: Both of these books share a great deal of research and they keep you speeding through one chapter to the next. Oh...and they both have Dracula....
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    QueenOfDenmark: I've just started reading The Vampyre but right from the start it put me in mind of Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian. Lord Byron is used as the main character in Tom Holland's The Vampyre to interesting effect while count Dracula is the more traditional vampire hero in Kostova's Historian.… (mais)
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I think this novel may qualify as top one I have ever taken so long to read.
It has been on my shelf for a very long time & I originally had as a target to try to read more stuff off the shelves this year. So far, I am failing miserably :(
It has taken me over 6 months to get through this novel! It's huge with tiny print which didn't help. I was reading bits inbetween other books, although I never actually decided to DNF. So I enjoyed it enough to keep going. To me, it's like a very literary Dan Brown novel - lots of geographical touring mixed with a mystery. I didn't hate it but I wasn't very enamoured either. ( )
  infjsarah | Aug 11, 2021 |
This is one of my favorite reads from the past decade. It is a mixture of coming of age, historically based mystery and thriller. The blend of innocence and violence is well done and a very promising beginning for a new author. I am anxiously awaiting a followup! ( )
  Riverdeboz | Jul 25, 2021 |
So far this is fairly gripping, and quite entertaining. Three intertwined stories, from the 30s, 50s, and 70s, about historians who find evidence suggesting that Dracula (the actual guy Vlad Tepes) is actually a vampire and still around. Quite a page turner.

[Update:] Completely forgot to update here when I finished. A great read, fun and exciting until almost the end. The very last bit has something of the Hollywood "maybe there will be a sequel" about it, and was something of a come-down compared to the rest of the book. But that didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the novel. Fun stuff! ( )
  JohnNienart | Jul 11, 2021 |
Beyond the supernatural and need to suspend belief, this is a wonderful travel book ( )
  flemertown | Jul 10, 2021 |
Adult fiction; suspense/mystery. Elizabeth Kostova's revival of the gothic horror novel is one that you can't put down. I can't compare it to Bram Stoker's novel, since I never read that, but I can easily imagine this being read aloud in front of the fireplace by Mary Shelley. It isn't overly scary (not in the way that gives you nightmares, at least), but it is thoroughly suspenseful, as the author slowly, carefully, and mesmerizingly unravels the events of the three stories (which are, after all, parts of the same story).
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  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
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Vlad Lit: don't flirt with it, just sink your teeth right in
adicionada por simon_carr | editarThe Independent, Lesley McDowell (Aug 14, 2005)
 
When, after many other allusions to historians and historicism, Kostova introduced a character whose last name is Hristova, I was tempted to run out to a pharmacy for some antihristomine.

What's unfortunate about this overload is that the book -- which seems to want to do for historians what ''Possession'' did for literary scholars -- is otherwise the kind of wonderfully paced yarn that would make a suitable companion to a deck chair, a patch of sun and some socklessness.
 
In a ponderous, many-layered book that is exquisitely versed in the art of stalling, Ms. Kostova steeps her readers in Dracula lore. She visits many libraries, monasteries, relics of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, crypts, restaurants, scholars and folk-song-singing peasants. Every now and then a mysterious pale, sinister figure will materialize, only to vanish bewilderingly. The book's characters find this a lot more baffling than readers will.
adicionada por Shortride | editarThe New York Times, Janet Maslin (Jun 13, 2005)
 
Stuffed with rich, incense-laden cultural history and travelogue, The Historian is a smart, bibliophilic mystery in the same vein (sorry) as A.S. Byatt's Possession--but without all that poetry.
adicionada por Shortride | editarTime, Lev Grossman (Jun 12, 2005)
 

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How these papers have been placed in sequence will be
made manifest in the reading of them. All needless matters have
been eliminated, so that a history almost at variance with the
possibilities of later-day belief may stand forth as simple fact.
There is throughout no statement of past things wherein memory
may err, for all the records chosen are exactly contemporary,
given from the stand-points and within the range
of knowledge of those who made them.


     —Bram Stoker, Dracula, 1897
What sort of place had I come to, and among what kind of
people? What sort of grim adventure was it on which I had
embarked? . . . I began to rub my eyes and pinch myself to see if
I were awake. It all seemed like a horrible nightmare to me, and I
expected that I should suddenly awake, and find myself at home,
with the dawn struggling in through the windows, as I had now
and again felt in the morning after a day of overwork. But my
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There was one great tomb more lordly than all the rest; huge it was,
and nobly proportioned. On it was but one word,


     DRACULA.

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In 1972 I was sixteen—young, my father said, to be traveling with him on his diplomatic missions.
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