The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing

Allen C. Kupfer

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Professor Abraham Van Helsing was the fictional creation of Bram Stoker for his dark work of fantasy Dracula …or was he?

Fragments of a recently discovered journal suggest otherwise.

For the first time, in his own words, the legendary vampire hunter tells his own story
- his background and early years
- his research in Rumania and the Mideast
- his medical work
…and most importantly his discovery of perhaps the greatest threat to man's dominion on earth, vampires.

Filled with data to inform, and tips to educate, the journal is more than a study of vampirism. It is also the story of a man's obsession with eradicating the world of its greatest scourge, a dark evil that claimed his wife in its thrall.

Working with the textural fragments he inherited from his grandfather, Professor Allen Conrad Kupfer, has managed to piece together the story behind the story that did not begin and end with Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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THE JOURNAL OF PROFESSOR ABRAHAM VAN HELSING (Entry One)

JULY 19, 1885

On this day I return to my home from a series of lectures on diseases and folklore that was delivered in the Ukraine at St. Peter's Hospital. I have always felt that there was more to what is commonly called "the folk cure"--the uses of herbs, animal products, even fetishistic objects--than my more distinguished and overly cautious colleagues in the medical profession. And while there was much of interest presented by eminent doctors who spent their time ridiculing the "people's" remedies--through rational, logical,

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"Kupfer's spooky, atmospheric novel appeals to the film's prospective fans as well as devotees of Sotker's book." --Booklist

"Simply amazing .... lively fun." --Kirkus Reviews

"Mesmerizing horror." -- Paranormal Romance Reviews

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About the Author

Allen C. Kupfer

Allen C. Kupfer teaches at Nassau Community College, specializing in film and literature within the horror genre. He has also written numerous short stories. He lives in Floral Park, New York.

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The Journal of Professor Abraham Van Helsing
Allen C. Kupfer

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
September 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466800694
ISBN10: 1466800690
208 pages, 15
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
September 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765310125
ISBN10: 0765310120
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages, 15
$17.99
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