The Resurrectionist : The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

The Resurrectionist : The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
Author: E.B. Hudspeth
Rating: 3.53
Bestsellers Rate: 5291
Publisher: Quirk Books
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 192
Hours of reading: 3.2 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 18,04 €

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Philadelphia. The late 1870s. A city of cobblestone sidewalks and horse-drawn carriages. Home to the famous anatomist and surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a "resurrectionist" (aka grave robber), Dr. Black studied at Philadelphia's esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world's most celebrated mythological beasts - mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs - were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind? "The Resurrectionist" offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from his humble beginnings to the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black's magnum opus: "The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray's Anatomy" for mythological beasts - dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus - all rendered in meticulously detailed black-and-white anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. "The Resurrectionist" tells his story.


Philadelphia. The late 1870s. Home to the famous anatomist and surgeon Dr Spencer Black. The son of a resurrectionist, Dr Black develops an unconventional hypothesis. What if the world's most celebrated mythological beasts - mermaids, minotaurs, an


Named as Part of Bustle's Scariest Book in Your State for Pennsylvania. "Disturbingly lovely . . . The Resurrectionist is itself a cabinet of curiosities, stitching history and mythology and sideshow into an altogether different creature. Deliciously macabre and beautifully grotesque."-Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus "Color us captivated. This collection seems a treat for anatomy enthusiasts and creaturephiles alike."-io9 "E.B. Hudspeth's The Resurrectionist is PFA (that's pretty freaking amazing)." "These detailed and fantastical drawings will intrigue any reader curious about the hypothetical anatomy of mythical creatures such as mermaids, minotaurs, and harpies. In the context of the story that precedes them, they prompt disquieting thoughts about the extreme lengths to which the fictional Dr. Black may have been willing to go to prove his assumptions, and what-or who-may have served as his models."-ForeWord Reviews "A bit of Charles Darwin and a bit of P.T. Barnum."-Inked Magazine "Doctors Moreau and Frankenstein should make room for a new member of their league of extraordinarily grotesque gentlemen, for there is a new mad scientist in pop culture."-Aaron Sagers, MTV Geek "The vivid imagery unveiled becomes the dark fantasy response to Gray's Anatomy."-Filter Magazine "The book is a welcome addition to any library of dark fantasy, with its beautiful portraiture and gripping description of a man's descent into perversity."-Publishers Weekly, "Pick of the Week" "A masterful mash-up of Edgar Allan Poe and Jorge Luis Borges, with the added allure of gorgeous, demonically detailed drawings. I've never seen anything quite like The Resurrectionist, and I doubt that I will ever forget it."-Chase Novak, author of Breed "Fans of Neil Gaiman, Hieronymus Bosch, and the Mutter Museum are sure to love [The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black] and the rest will certainly be both astounded and intrigued by what you find inside!"-The Garden Island

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Authors: E.B. Hudspeth
Publisher: Quirk Books
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781594746161
ISBN10: 1594746168
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: None
Illustrations: Detailed Pencil Drawings Throughout
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 192
Book Weight: 816
Book Dimensions: 198x274x21
Circulation: None
Publication date: March 4, 2015
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: Philadelphia, United States

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