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Kostova, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 103 works in 581 publications in 32 languages and 15,527 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror tales  Gothic fiction  Science fiction  Paranormal fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Juvenile works  Epistolary fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, win, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR5397, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Kostova
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Kostova
The historian : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

159 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 5,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman finds old papers which begin to reveal an ancient and evil plot concerning Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula, which may still be continuing
The swan thieves : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

67 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 3,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. Renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey
The shadow land : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

45 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss"--
The historian : [a novel] by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

71 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman discovers an ancient book and a cache of old letters in her father's library, and thus begins her adventurous quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, a search that will span continents and generations, and a confrontation with the darkest powers of evil
The swan thieves by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His ordered life thrown into disarray when he begins treating an unstable genius artist who has recently attacked a canvas at the National Gallery of Art, psychiatrist and art hobbyist Andrew Marlowe struggles to understand the secret that torments the artist
The shadow land : a novel by Elizabeth Kostova( Recording )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country. A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad will salve the wounds left by the loss of her beloved brother. Soon after arriving in this elegant East European city, however, she helps an elderly couple into a taxi--and realizes too late that she has accidentally kept one of their bags. Inside she finds an ornately carved wooden box engraved with a name: Stoyan Lazarov. Raising the hinged lid, she discovers that she is holding an urn filled with human ashes. As Alexandra sets out to locate the family and return this precious item, she will first have to uncover the secrets of a talented musician who was shattered by oppression--and she will find out all too quickly that this knowledge is fraught with its own danger. Kostova's new novel is a tale of immense scope that delves into the horrors of a century and traverses the culture and landscape of this mysterious country. Suspenseful and beautifully written, it explores the power of stories, the pull of the past, and the hope and meaning that can sometimes be found in the aftermath of loss. Praise for Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian "Quite extraordinary. Kostova is a natural storyteller. She has refashioned the vampire myth into a compelling contemporary novel, a late-night page-turner."--San Francisco Chronicle "Hypnotic. a thrill ride through history."--The Denver Post "Part thriller, part history, part romance. Kostova has a keen sense of storytelling and she has a marvelous story to tell."--Baltimore Sun "Kostova's vampire is no campy Lugosi knockoff. Blending history and myth, Kostova has fashioned a version so fresh that when a stake is finally driven through a heart, it inspires the tragic shock of something happening for the very first time."--Newsweek Praise for The Swan Thieves "Exquisite."--The Boston Globe "Engrossing."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Stunning. A beautifully written tale of art, love and an obsession triggered by both."--Associated Press"--
La historiadora by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman finds old papers which begin to reveal an ancient and evil plot concerning Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula, which may still be continuing
Dracula by Bram Stoker( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale of the wealthy Transylvanian count, who drinks human blood to survive, and the Englishman who knows his secret
Il discepolo by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Italian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look homeward, angel : the story of the buried life by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first novel by the great American novelist, Thomas Wolfe, now the subject of a major new film, Genius, starring Jude Law, Colin Firth, Dominic West and Nicole Kidman. Eugene Gant, born in 1900 to hard-drinking stone-cutter Oliver and entrepreneurial Eliza, grows up in small-town America. Both lonely outsider and passionate chronicler of American life, Eugene experiences upheaval and family tragedy before coming to realise that he must leave his home behind if he is to forge his own path in the world. This is the dazzlingly rich first novel from one of the most brilliant and mercurial voices of early twentieth-century, who was a major influence on writers including Hunter S Thompson, Ray Bradbury, Philip Roth and the Beats. This new edition includes an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova
De historicus by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de vondst van enkele manuscripten gaat een meisje op zoek naar de achtergrond van haar ouders, waarin Dracula een belangrijke rol heeft gespeeld
Tian e zei by Kesituowa( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'historienne et Drakula : roman by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. 1 : Qui était vraiment le comte Vlad de Valachie, dit aussi Drakula, le Vampire des Carpates, mort depuis cinq siècles? C'est la question que se pose, intriguée, une jeune fille en découvrant dans le bureau de son père un vieux livre dont toutes les pages sont blanches, sauf la page centrale, sur laquelle un dragon aux ailes déployées protège entre ses griffes cet unique mot : Drakula. Commence alors, pour son père comme pour elle-même, une enquête périlleuse autour de cette noire figure du passé. Peu à peu, l'ombre maudite se fait plus présente et oppressante autour d'eux. Peu à peu, la quête se transforme en traque, et la vérité se dégage de la légende, plus terrifiante encore. [payot.ch]
Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second novel by the great American novelist, Thomas Wolfe, and now the subject of a major new film, Genius, starring Jude Law, Colin Firth, Dominic West and Nicole Kidman. It is 1920 and Eugene Gant leaves the American South for Harvard, New York and Europe, determined to make his way as a writer. On the boat home, he meets Esther Jack, the woman who is to dominate his life. Autobiographical, vital and passionate, this novel blazes with energy and life
Zgodovinarka by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Slovenian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ossessione by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarihçi : roman by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Turkish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed - and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe." "Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions - and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers - one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil."--Jacket
Hisŭt'orian = The historian by Elizabeth Kostova( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Korean and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The annotated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator
1927 : the good-natured chronicle of a journey by Anthony Lord( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Elizabeth Kostova Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Elizabeth Kostova écrivain américaine

Elizabeth Kostova escriptora estatunidenca

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Elizabeth Kostova scrittrice statunitense

Elizabeth Kostova US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Elizabeth Kostova yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Johnson, Elizabeth 1964-

Johnson, Elizabeth Kostova 1964-

Kostova, Elizabet

Kostova, Ėlizabet 1964-

Kostova Elizabeta

Kostova Elizabeta Džonson

Kostova, Elizabete

Kostova, Elizabeth 1964-

Kostova Elizabeth Johnson

Kostova, Elizabeth Johnston.

Kostova Johnson, Elizabeth 1964-

Kostovová, Elizabeth, 1964-

Елизабет Костова

Елізабет Костова

Елізабет Костова американська письменниця

Костова, Елизабет

קוסטובה, אליזבת

קוסטובה, אליזבת 1964-

קוסטובה, אליזבת סופרת אמריקאית

اليزابيث كوستوڤا

الیزابت کاستووا

코스토바, 엘리자베스 1964-

コストヴァ, エリザベス

伊麗莎白·柯斯托娃

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