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There is a cast of charachters in the book that finally converge in the last chapter or two – about pages too late if you ask me, to help the final story unfold. I thought it was a great mix of both. Late one night, exploring her father’s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. When you January 3, Dear Khanh ofI am your older, wiser self.

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

She must have paused here, expecting, perhaps, to be thrown from the room. I will say this though, if you are not really into history or researching, I would skip it. View all 26 comments. Lists with This Book. Instead, Dracula is a librarian.

If you are wanting to read it just because it has to This is actually the second time I’ve read this book. Like from a bad soap opera! Her father never refers to her by name, and neither does anyone else dd seems.

Histodiadora, as an adult, are no longer afraid. I will say I did discover a few historical inaccuracies, but I think I’ll let them fly for now. Suddenly, a wayward link caught my eye and I clicked. You won’t be disappointed. Even with the impressive research, this story is Scooby Doo with no Scooby Snacks. View all 9 comments.


Elizabeth Kostova, while no doubt being a very well off person who went to the best schools for writing, has nevertheless spent a long time researching and writing The Historian with elziabeth resulting book being little about vampires and undead and more about books and history and researching and following the trail; its an academic adventure novel.

I wish I’d read an Actual Gothic novel – maybe even by Bram Stoker – instead of wasting way too long on this frustrating book. Kostova manages to keep even that particularly familiar angle surprising.

Her first novel, The Historianwas published inand it has become a best-seller. Kostova writes, maybe a biography of one of the historical characters in this book because she has a wonderful ability eoizabeth bring her characters to life. Share your thoughts with other customers. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It was almost always missing diacritical markings, except for in place names. It is at the very end when the narrator finds Dracula, she also finds her father on the trail, and then her mother who all play a part in killing Dracula once and for all; the family united at last.

The Paul letters, on the other hand, are given only quotation marks. The Historian 1 5 Nov 01, I really love history and the whole Elizaheth lore.

You know, one where after a time you feel so invested that you MUST finish it, you must defeat the book, you will NOT give up, no matter how much you are suffering.

La Historiadora

I purchased The Historian back inand it has sat on my bookshelf ever since. Remember the classic christmas movie – A Christmas Story – when Ralphie gets the Secret Decoder Ring in the mail and decodes the secret message “Drink your Ovaltine” and says, “Thats it?!?

It’s a beautifully and cleverly written work of fantasy loosely inspired by an old Eastern European vampire folk tale. Lastly, the stories of Dracula are supposed hhistoriadora be horrific, but also reluctantly romantic. Also, it is over pages long.


When he shows this book to his mentor, Professor Rossi, it sets into motion a chain of events that lead him from his university in London, to Constantinople, Romania, Bulgaria and eventually the Transylvania province of Walachia.

Kostova had me at mysterious book and Dracula. The daughter finds papers and letters on her fathers bookshelf, and gets him to start telling his story. View all historiadoraa comments. It’s a beautifully and cleverly written work of …more For heavens sake, this isn’t really historical fiction!

He is the equivalent of a grown-up high school bully. In the woods near a ruin, a wolf approaches the edge of the firelight. The Historian has changed all that. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova 29 35 Jun 01, That high school bully might scare a few odd child here and there, with his posturing, with his scowls.

The story was a pageturner with lots of atmosphere and exotic settings, danger and romance mixed with the secrets of history. Probably taste minty fresh and who is to say that a vampire might not need a scrape and polish now and again?

On top of that, there are vast stores of erudition on fifteenth century monasteries, the cultural divide betwixt Romanians and Transylvanians, the Walechian court, medieval church politics, central European folk songs, Bulgarian religious rituals based around old pagan traditions, historian cataloging and research methodology, and the overlapping history of Central Europe with its shifting rulers of Ottomans, the Orthodox church and its tiny fiefdoms, and the Soviet Union.

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