Dracula gets beautiful

August 21, 2007 (bookseller.com) -- Beautiful Books publisher Simon Petherick has bought Argen­tinian illustrator Luis Scafiti's interpretation of the Dracula story for a good four-figure sum. The deal, for European English-language rights, was done through Sidonie Bancquart-Warren of Sea of Stories for Libros del Zorro Rojo. Petherick said the book would be a welcome addition to the burgeoning UK horror market.

He added: "I think the illustrations are just stunning. Scafiti reinterprets Dracula in a very modern way, taking it out of the schlock, making it a beautiful yet harrowing book, the way it was originally meant to be." Dracula will be published in spring 2008 under Beautiful's horror imprint Bloody Books.

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From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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