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copyright 1973; 1st year edition (mfg. code 1-10); illustrated with b/w photographs; Hawthorn Books publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good with very minor edge wear.

 

Partial description (from dust jacket) -

This biography of Dracula, the first ever written in any language, makes compelling reading for both the layman and the scholar - whose appetites have been whetted but not satiated by the incomplete research done to date on the life of Dracula...

 

Beyond the confines of Romania, the personality of Dracula commanded attention in his own time: as a new-stype Renaissance condottiere, a pre-Machiavellian patriot, a tactician of war and of terror - and as a sadist... 

 

Dracula developed a hatred for the Turks, and after seizing power of Wallachia in 1448 he continued to fight them until his assassination in 1476.  It is alleged that Dracula killed between 40,000 and 100,000 people during his short lifetime...

 

There is a famous story and painting [illustration 18 in book] of Dracula nailing spikes into the turbans of the Turkish envoys who were sent on a mission of goodwill to his castle - because they had refused to remove their hats before sitting down to dinner, in accordance with Turkish custom.  

Dracula: A Biography of Ulad the Impaler 1431-1476 by Radu Florescu

SKU: BS182w
$84.95Price