Who Was Dracula? by Jim Steinmeyer
Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Mr. Steinmeyer's account of these sources treads a well-worn path; more daringly, he argues that for the origins of the character's queasily erotic overtones we should look to a prominent member of Stoker's circle of acquaintances.
-WSJ online

Synopsis

The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material—from folklore and history, to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman—behind Bram Stoker's lord of the undead.

Praise for Who Was Dracula?
 
“A fantastic, well-documented story.” —Library Journal (starred review)
 
“[A] well-researched and entertaining take on Dracula’s origin story.” —Publishers Weekly
 
Who Was Dracula? chronicles the misadventures of Bram Stoker and his numerous friends and colleagues, both famous and obscure, hoping to unearth the recipe for a truly iconic character.” —San Francisco Book Review
 
Who Was Dracula? is a book you’ll want to sink your teeth into.” —“The Bookworm Sez”
 

About Jim Steinmeyer

See more books from this Author
JIM STEINMEYER is one of today's most rflowned historians of stage magic. He is the acclaimed author of The Glorious Deception and Hiding the Elephant, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. He is also a leading designer of magic illusion who has done work for television, Broadway, and many of the best-flown names in modern magic, such as Doug Henning, Siegfried & Roy, and David Copperfield. Steinmeyer has also developed attractions and live flows for the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, and Dreamworks, and has twice received feflowships from the Academy of Magical Arts. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published April 4, 2013 by TarcherPerigee. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Who Was Dracula?
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

WSJ online

Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Lowry on Jun 28 2013

Mr. Steinmeyer's account of these sources treads a well-worn path; more daringly, he argues that for the origins of the character's queasily erotic overtones we should look to a prominent member of Stoker's circle of acquaintances.

Read Full Review of Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker... | See more reviews from WSJ online

Reader Rating for Who Was Dracula?
67%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 18 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×