Twilight and History by Nancy Reagin
(Wiley Pop Culture and History Series)

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The first look at the history behind Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight series, timed to release with the third movie, Eclipse

The characters of the Twilight Saga carry a rich history that shapes their identities and actions over the course of the series. Edward, for instance, may look like a seventeen-year-old teen heartthrob, but was actually born in 1901 and died during the Spanish Influenza of 1918. His adopted sister, Alice, was imprisoned in an insane asylum in 1920 and treated so badly there that even becoming a vampire was a welcome escape. This book is the first to explore the history behind the Twilight Saga's characters and their stories. You’ll learn about what life might have been like for Jasper Whitlock Hale, the Confederate vampire who fought during the Civil War, Carlisle Cullen, the Puritan witch hunter-turned-vampire who participated in the witchcraft persecutions in Early Modern England, and the history of the Quileute culture that shaped Jacob and his people —and much more.Gives you the historical backdrop for Twilight Saga characters and eventsAdds a whole new dimension to the Twilight novels and moviesOffers fresh insights on vampires, romance, and history

Twilight and History is an essential companion for every Twilight fan, whether you've just gotten into the series or have followed it since the beginning.


About Nancy Reagin

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Nancy Reagin (New York, NY) watched the original Star Trek series broadcasts during the 1960s; seeing the Guardian of Forever only confirmed her suspicion that Starfleet would be a more interesting place to do historical research. She is the chair of the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies at Pace University in New York City, where she is also a professor of history. She has sundry publications in modern German history and European women’s history, and firm opinions about how the holodeck and other technologies could be used to teach history at Starfleet Academy. She is also the editor of Twilight and History and Harry Potter and History, and the co-editor of Star Wars and History.
Published March 18, 2010 by Wiley. 290 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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