Prince Dracula: Son of the Devil by Douglas Myles is a 288-page hardcover published in 1988 by McGraw-Hill Book Company. The dust jacket has an old price sticker affixed to the back. Inside, the book has the slightest tanning to the page edges and the spine is not perfectly straight. Otherwise, both dust jacket and book are in very good condition, with clean unmarked pages.
His name, woven into countless films, plays, and books, conjures images of magic, of evil, of sadism. Few subjects provoke the curiosity and interest of this infamous prince. Most people simply assume that Dracula is nothing more than the product of a storyteller's romantic fantasy.
But Dracula was a real-life person. In this carefully researched, compellingly written biography, Douglas Myles gives us the historical Dracula, a prince whose military exploits and diabolical cruelty have made him one of the strangest and most contradictory figures in history. On the one hand, he was a fearless warrior who for years held at bay the vast and ruthless power of the marauding Turkish Empire. On the other, he was a fiendishly barbaric tyrant--a madman if you will--who slaughtered between 60,000 and 100,000 victims of both sexes and all ages. This was the man who came to be known--for all too good a reason--as Vlad the Impaler, the man still remembered in German, Turkish and Hungarian history for his heartless butcheries. The story of Dracula's life, from its painful beginnings to its haunting aftermath, is every bit as gripping as the vivid tableau that brings it to a close.