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    DescriptionPhiladelphia. 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.


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    Title
    The Resurrectionist
    Subtitle
    The Lost Work and Writings of Dr. Spencer Black
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E. B. Hudspeth
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 268 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 820 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594746161
    ISBN 10: 1594746168
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    Libri: ENGM1080, COMI3525
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/PENNSY
    BISAC V2.8: CGN000000
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/PAPHIL
    BISAC V2.8: DES007040
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC009050
    DC23: 813.6
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009070
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3608.U349625 R47 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: GRAP3000
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Illustrations note
    Detailed Pencil Drawings Throughout
    Publisher
    Quirk Books
    Imprint name
    Quirk Books
    Publication date
    21 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Philadelphia
    Author Information
    E. B. HUDSPETH is an artist and author living in New Jersey. This is his first book.
    Review quote
    "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)"--"ComicsBeat.com" "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""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" "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"