Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter (Paperback)

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Using a secret journal as his guide, Grahame-Smith reconstructs the "true" life story of our greatest president while revealing the history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation.


Publisher Grand Central Pub
Mfg Part# 9781455510177
SKU 225057378
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1455510173
Release Date 8/13/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1T
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Seth Grahame-Smith
Seth Grahame-Smith is sometimes called the "king of the mash-up," for his ability to merge two ostensibly incompatible literary styles into a seamless--and humorous--whole. That talent first became apparent to readers with his 2005 bestseller, PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, which found Elizabeth Bennett battling the undead alongside Mr. Darcy. "I expected to be burnt at the stake; even to me it seemed slightly sacrilegious to rework one of the English language's greatest authors, but Austen lovers seem to have embraced it," Grahame-Smith told one interviewer. "I've had a lot of them tell me it's a great way to bring people into the Austen tent." Grahame-Smith is the pen name of Seth Jared Greenberg, who was born in New York State and raised in Connecticut. His mother was an editor, and his father was a bookstore owner who collected horror and science-fiction paperbacks; some 5,000 volumes filled the family basement. Upon earning a degree in film from Emerson College in 1998, Grahame-Smith worked briefly in television development before embarking on a writing career. He has said, "I'm not out to write the great American novel. I'm out to entertain the hell out of a reader to pull them through book mercilessly with these big bombastic characters and sequences." In addition to his books, Grahame-Smith has penned an MTV comedy series called THE HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER and has contributed to screenplays for both PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.
"He's a lively, fluent writer with a sharp sense of tone and pace. And as in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, the mashup is not as arbitrary as it first seems. Vampirism is a metaphor for slavery: like slave owners, vampires live off the blood of others."
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Annotation Using the actual historical facts (or a "possibly" fictional secret journal, depending on how far you want to take the conceit) as the primary source for his latest mash-up, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES author Seth Grahame-Smith brings ravenous readers ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. Everyone knows that Lincoln was a towering political figure, but it is less well known how important his height--and his axe skills--were to his vampire slaying? Driven in part by a need to avenge his mother's death, Abe decapitates and stakes all the way to the White House, where he continues his fight against the living, the undead, and other powers of evil as the Commander in Chief during the Civil War.
Editors Note Reveals the hidden life of the sixteenth U.S. president, who was actually a vampire-hunter obsessed with the complete elimination of the undead, and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of the nation.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0370
Publisher Grand Central Publishing

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