In a tiny village, cut-off from the outside world, unnatural events are menacing the populace. Apparitions of vampires and zombies terrorise the townsfolk and they come to believe that the Devil occupies the abandoned castle looming over their town. A visitor to the region, a young Count, vows to liberate the town from this thrall - pitting his reason against the forces of superstition. But his limits of reason are breached when he sees his long-lost dead loved one. In a brilliant new translation, this gripping, genre-creating story is again brought to life.
"This book is an illuminating rarity among Verne's output, a Gothic-steeped romance whose scientific aspects are kept hidden till the climax.... let us pay homage to the fine new translation by the experienced and talented Charlotte Mandell.... This creative upgrade in the quality of the prose and fidelity to the original text persists throughout the novel, and sets high standards for the reader's enjoyment....Verne's tale remains compulsively readable." Paul DiFilippo, "Salon"
|Editura||MELVILLE HOUSE PUBLISHING|
|Dimensiuni||12.7 x 17.8 cm|