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The Historian Late one night, exploring her father s library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters addressed ominously to My dear and unfortunate successor Her discovery plunges her into a world she never dreamed of a labyrinth where the secrets of her father s past and her mother s mysterious fate connect to an evil hidden in the depths of history

About the Author: Elizabeth Kostova

Elizabeth Z Johnson Kostova was born Elizabeth Z Johnson in New London, Connecticut and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where she graduated from the Webb School of Knoxville She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, where she won the 2003 Hopwood Award for her Novel in Progress She is married to a Bulgarian scholar Her first novel, The Historian, was published in 2005, and it has become a best seller.Kostova released her second novel The Swan Thieves on January 12, 2010.

10 thoughts on “The Historian

  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here You know you ve been in school too long when you write a vampire novel in which Dracula s ultimate threat is to force his victims to catalog his extensive library of antique books On the other hand, after finishing The Historian, and its detailed Vlad the Impaler research, I m willing to consider that threat

  2. says:

    This has got to be one of the most disappointing books I ve read in a long time Although the descriptions of the various eastern European cities are often pretty and atmospheric, my frustration with this book won t let me mark it above one star.It starts out well very interesting and suspenseful for about the first 100 pages or so But as you read it, the book just getsandridiculous It s ab

  3. says:

    January 3, 2014Dear Khanh of 2006,I am your older, wiser self Many things will happen in the years that have elapsed before you become the me of today You will fall in love You will break hearts You will get your heart broken karma s a bitch You will change jobs You will graduate from college.Most importantly, you will becomeintelligent, you will learn the art of advanced thinking because re

  4. says:

    This novel is better than I had any anticipation of it being I d seen it among a friend s luggage then later saw it at the library Having just come off three weeks of nineteenth century novelists, I thought, Oh, something light would be a nice change After all, I thought Vampires The book is about vampires And not just any vampire, but the mack daddy himself, Dracula, the real Vlad the Impaler

  5. says:

    This is actually the second time I ve read this book For a first novel, it is outstanding I was completely engrossed in the story I really love history and the whole Dracula lore I thought it was a great mix of both It added a lot of suspense that made me read it with the lights on I think I read it in about four days, I just couldn t put it down I will say this though, if you are not really int

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    It is with regret that I imagine you, whoever you are, reading the account I must put down here The regret is partly for myself because I will surely be at least in trouble, maybe dead, or perhaps worse, if this is in your hands But my regret is also for you, my yet unknown friend, because only by someone who needs such vile information will this letter someday be read If you are not my successor

  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Am I destined for some kind of literary hell if I say I wish Dan Brown would rewrite this story with the spark and intensity of the Da Vinci Code I think I read some review here on GoodReads that called this a book to be conquered You know, one where after a time you feel so invested that you MUST finish it, you must def

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    Tentatively, my hand crept towards the mouse What dark and unholy specter could be contained in other people s reviews of Elizabeth Kostova s The Historian I was filled with passive voiced dread as the link was clicked by me I was horrified to read xdragonlady s reviewMy main problem with the book being that the author told the tale from so many different points of view, but that they were each told i

  9. says:

    5 Stars Favorite Book Ever.I read this for the first time back in college I found it in Bargain Books at Barnes and Noble and once I opened it, I was hooked What was most intriguing was the Note to the Reader sectionI sat there literally arguing with myself about whether or not this was fiction or an actual history book Does the author not understand that she s writing fiction Wait, does she think this

  10. says:

    This book is impossible to resist It has fairly leapt to the top shelf, where it s nestled down deep with my all time favourites I confess to being initially reluctant to delve into this story, I mean who really needs another campy, vampire tale Lucky for me I put these feelings aside long enough to read the first chapter after which there was no looking back Step into the pages and begin an eerie, haunte

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