Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter / Seth Grahame-Smith.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • ISBN:
      9780446563086 : HRD
      0446563080 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2009042988
    • Accession Number:
      fay.298541
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GRAHAME-SMITH, S. Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Grand Central Pub., 2010. ISBN 9780446563086. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298541. Acesso em: 28 mar. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Grahame-Smith S. Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter. 1st ed. Grand Central Pub.; 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298541. Accessed March 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Grahame-Smith, S. (2010). Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter (1st ed.). Grand Central Pub.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Grahame-Smith, Seth. 2010. Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter. 1st ed. Grand Central Pub. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298541.
    • Harvard:
      Grahame-Smith, S. (2010) Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter. 1st ed. Grand Central Pub. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298541 (Accessed: 28 March 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Grahame-Smith, S 2010, Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter, 1st ed., Grand Central Pub., viewed 28 March 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Grahame-Smith, Seth. Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter. 1st ed., Grand Central Pub., 2010. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298541.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Grahame-Smith, Seth. Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter. 1st ed. Grand Central Pub., 2010. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298541.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Grahame-Smith S. Abraham Lincoln : vampire hunter [Internet]. 1st ed. Grand Central Pub.; 2010 [cited 2020 Mar 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.298541

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2010 January #1

Capitalizing on the runaway success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009), Grahame-Smith introduces an irreverent "biography" of Abraham Lincoln chock-full of that other horror-genre staple: vampires. Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and saved the country from disunion, but very few were privy to the fact that Honest Abe was an honest-to-goodness vampire hunter; that is, until Grahame-Smith unearthed Lincoln's secret journal, an intimate document detailing the lifelong battle he waged against the undead. Motivated by the vampire-initiated death of his mother, 11-year-old Abe vowed to "kill every vampire in America." True to his pledge, he spent the next 50 years honing his skills and stalking his prey. Recognizing an inextricable link between slavery and vampires, he expanded his mission to include destroying the "peculiar institution." And the rest, as they say, is history. Grahame-Smith's breezy narrative style makes this a quick and easy read guaranteed to tickle the funny bone. Vampires are hot, so expect high demand (except from, probably, die-hard history buffs, who may not be amused). Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2010 March #2

Two 19th-century world leaders, Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria, join the fight against the evil undead. The author of the best-selling literary mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies tackles a fantasy biography of Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter. Although the title might signify humor, there is none—at least intentional. Seth, a would-be writer, obtains the secret journals of Lincoln's encounters with vampires and turns them into a biography. The story begins promisingly, but as interactions with the undead pile up, the plot becomes less and less believable. VERDICT Purchase only where requested. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/09.]

In the pseudonymous Moorat's fantasy, June 19, 1837, heralds an auspicious night. The young Princess Victoria, only 18, becomes England's new monarch. Demon forces hatch a plan to take down the queen and usurp her empire. The story, told with delightful, understated British humor, is not for the squeamish. The zombie scenes are especially disgusting, as zombies have appalling table manners. Yet within this gory tale lurks a beautiful romance between Victoria and Albert proving that love can conquer all. VERDICT Recommended for historical urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans.—Patricia Altner, Biblioinfo.com, Columbia, MD

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LJ Reviews 2009 December #1

From the man who brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: a tale of Lincoln, who discovered that his mother was chewed to death by the local vampire. Hence his secret agenda to rid the world of bloodsuckers. Undoubtedly, there will be protests, and, undoubtedly, this will be huge. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 2010 January #2

Following the success of his bestselling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with another mlange of history and horror, Grahame-Smith inserts a grandiose and gratuitous struggle with vampires into Abraham Lincoln's life. Lincoln learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. This provokes his bloody but curiously undocumented lifelong vendetta against vampires and their slave-owning allies. The author's decision to reduce slavery to a mere contrivance of the vampires is unfortunate bordering on repellent, but at least it does distract the reader from the central question of why the president never saw fit to inform the public of the supernatural menace. Grahame-Smith stitches hand-to-hand vampire combat into Lincoln's documented life with competent prose that never quite manages to convince. (Mar.)

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