The Historian

KOSTOVA, Elizabeth. The Historian.

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KOSTOVA, Elizabeth. The Historian. New York: Little Brown and Company, 1995.

8vo, original cloth-backed boards with lettering in gilt direct to spine; unclipped dust wrapper; maps to end papers pp. x, 642, [iv]; a fine copy, with just a few scuff marks to boards.
First edition, signed by the author.
Based on a collection of stories told to the author as a child by her father, The Historian is based on Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula. Kostova worked on the book for ten years and then sold it within a few months to Little, Brown and Company, who bought the rights for 2 million USD.