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Tannat

Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Mermaids Singing
Val McDermid
Progress: 23%
Dragonfly Falling
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Progress: 4%
Tricked
Kevin Hearne
Progress: 65%
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
Boneshaker
Cherie Priest
Progress: 18%
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Look familiar?

Dracula - Bram Stoker

 

Ok, I'm far from ever having been an arts student, so maybe this happens to others all the time, but look closely at that cover.  Does that image look familiar?

 

What is Albrecht Dürer doing on the cover of this copy of Dracula?

 

Seriously, that's from his self-portrait, isn't it?

 

Albrecht Dürer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

I guess this means that I really should put Dracula closer to the top of the to-read pile, but I'm quite certain that there is no link between the book and a 15/16th century renaissance artist.  Also, isn't the narrative of Dracula contemporaneous with the time at which it was written, i.e. late 19th century?  So why dredge up a 15th century painting if you're going for a period look?