Lord of the Dead

Lord of the Dead

The Secret History of Byron

Book - 1995
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The famed poet Lord Byron comes to life with incendiary brilliance in this ingenious and entertaining brew of sensationalism and scholarship (Sunday Times London), enhanced by vivid period settings that evoke Caleb Carr's The Alienist. Wandering with his friend Hobhouse in Greece, Byron embarks on a life of adventure even his genius could not have forseen--that of the world's most formidable vampire.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1995
ISBN: 9780671534257
0671534254
Branch Call Number: FIC H71955Lo
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Vampyre

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Sep 30, 2011

This is a great, well-developed gothic horror story. The vampire mythology he creates is original. His writing style is beautiful. There are lots of twists and turns you won't see coming. And he uses real-life figures really well.

This is among the best vampire book I've read. It's on a par with Anne Rice's work. If you like Anne Rice, you'll probably like this.

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