Picture book for "The Historian"

Vampire travels across Europe

Robert Digby and Tales from the Carpathians

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Chapter 11

“The book was called Tales from the Carpathians, a dingy 19th C tome published privately by an English collector named Robert Digby”

I did wonder if this was real but alas on reading the list of fictional novels within the Historian from wikipedia…see list below …it isn’t real.

I did try to find out if there was a historical Robert Digby

There was a British soldier who hid behind enemy lines during the WW1 and had a wife and child until the Germans executed him. A lovely story but too recent.

There was a Robert Digby from early in the 18th C , a wealthy family by all accounts but they seemed to have been more involved with America.

Ah well a good tale.

Works invented by Elizabeth Kostova

In The Historian:

  • The untitled dragon books which different characters in the book find.
  • Ballads of the Carpathians
  • The Cannibals by Henricus Curtius
  • The “Chronicle” of Zacharias of Zographou by Atanas Angelov and Anton Stoichev
  • The Damned by Giorgio of Padua
  • Sisyphus by Thomas Aquinas
  • Fortunes of an Assassin by Erasmus
  • History of Central Europe by Lord Gelling
  • The King of Tashkani by William Shakespeare, as a “lost work”
  • Life of Saint George
  • Philosophie of the Aweful
  • Tales from the Carpathians published by Robert Digby
  • The Torture Commissioned by the Emperor for the Good of the People by Anna Comnena
  • This picture of Vlad the Impaler from wikipedia


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Written by Gillian

July 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

Posted in Chapter 11

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  1. As a romanian I can tell you that I’ve heard the second story before, I’m not sure where tho, could be just ear to mouth
    If anybody cares I can look into it…


    April 10, 2014 at 5:38 am

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