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The Historian

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Waterstone's Newcomer of the Year Best Novel (nominee)
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. In those few quiet moments, she unwittingly assumes a quest she will discover is her birthright - a hunt for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the Dracula myth. Deciphering obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions, and evading terrifying adversaries, one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions - a captivating tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful - and utterly unforgettable.

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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-05886-6 / 978-0-316-05886-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-73031-9 / 978-0-316-73031-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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June 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-356-24212-9 / 978-0-356-24212-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-01177-0 / 978-0-316-01177-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-7515-4470-1 / 978-0-7515-4470-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-07063-7 / 978-0-316-07063-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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June 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-06794-6 / 978-0-316-06794-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-15454-7 / 978-0-316-15454-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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February 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-349-11938-4 / 978-0-349-11938-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-349-11939-2 / 978-0-349-11939-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-7515-3728-4 / 978-0-7515-3728-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-7515-3729-2 / 978-0-7515-3729-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-05788-6 / 978-0-316-05788-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Time Warner Books
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Historian (SIGNED and DATED U.K. Advance Uncorrected Proof)
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-316-73030-0 / 978-0-316-73030-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay/Little, Brown & Co.
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-60024-861-6 / 978-1-60024-861-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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August 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-60024-278-2 / 978-1-60024-278-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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February 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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February 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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February 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-84632-299-5 / 978-1-84632-299-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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December 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Books on Tape
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December 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Books on Tape
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December 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-4159-2900-9 / 978-1-4159-2900-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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December 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Historian (Audiobook on 22 CDs)
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-4159-2901-7 / 978-1-4159-2901-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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July 2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 0-356-24267-6 / 978-0-356-24267-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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July 2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-4055-0085-9 / 978-1-4055-0085-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Jim Ward, Rosalyn Landor, Robin Atkin Downes, Dennis Boutsikaris, Joanne Whalley, Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-59483-036-3 / 978-1-59483-036-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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July 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-4055-0084-0 / 978-1-4055-0084-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-59483-037-1 / 978-1-59483-037-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2005 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
ISBN: 1-59483-038-X / 978-1-59483-038-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Sphere
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June 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Historian
Author(s): Elizabeth Kostova
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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