By Kim Newman

It's 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously often called count number Dracula. Peppered with wide-spread characters from Victorian background and fiction, the radical follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes membership as they try to unravel the secret of the Ripper murders.

Anno Dracula is a wealthy and panoramic story, combining horror, politics, secret and romance to create a special and compelling trade historical past. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London.

This brand-new variation of the bestselling novel includes particular bonus fabric, together with a brand new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and trade endings to the unique novel.

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256]). Through a pact with the Turkish Sultan, John regained his kingdom in 1529, but at the price of huge concessions to Soliman the Magnificent (p. 316). In subsequent years the Szapolyais had to grant ever greater concessions to Soliman and later Sultans in order to keep the semblance of Hungarian autonomy in Transylvania. Fanu’s Carmilla and the Austro-Hungarian Ausgleich 45 The reality of Ottoman rule became so obvious that by 1566 Sigismond Szapolyai demoted himself to ‘most serene prince’ in order to appease Soliman (p.

Not only does Polidori take images and use them more appropriately, but he also turns the ideological content around. This interpretation of the work sees it as a specific attack on both Byron’s poetic practice and his political views, rather than the unaknowledged plagiarism which Patricia Skarda has observed in the reproduction of the tropes (Studies in Romanticism, 28:2 255). Instead, Polidori has responded to images in Byron’s work by creating metalepses which contribute to the metaphorical meaning of Ianthe as modern Greece, and thus subverts the original sense.

337), which was still Ottoman. There were frequent insurrections by Hungarian malcontents. In 1703 Ferenc Rackoczy II, stepson of Tököli, returned to his native country and proclaimed Hungarian independence and the beginning of a civil war against the Austrians (Szabad, p. 153). Eventually shaken by his defeat, the Hungarian Diet accepted the olive branch offered in the Peace of Szathmar (1711), which included a general amnesty and recognition of Hungarian rights (Leger, p. 341). 46 Dracula and the Eastern Question Throughout the eighteenth century there were continued concessions to Hungarian autonomy.

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