The Resurrectionist

The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black

    • 3.7 • 53 Ratings
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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

“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

This macabre tale—part dark fantasy, part Gray’s Anatomy—tells the chilling story of a man driven mad by his search for the truth, with hypnotic and horrifying images.

Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: that the mythological beasts of legend and lore—including mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact humanity's evolutionary ancestors. And beyond that, he wonders: what if there was a way for humanity to reach the fuller potential these ancestors implied?

The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first part is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from his childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, his cruel and crazed experiments, and, finally, his mysterious disappearance. The second part is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts, all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
May 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quirk Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
52.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Silvadsw ,

Review

Was interesting...certainly a fascinating short read !

Bark spawn ,

Great Weekend Read

This was the perfect book to break up some of the heavier reading I was doing. I saw this was the author’s first book and I thought it was an interesting piece of history and a dark topic intriguing topic to cover for a first book. I had never heard of Doctor Black and he feels like a character out of a fantasy novel. Natural scientists will enjoy the break away from reality and inspire that “what if” moment we forget about. Fantasy writers and fans of Lovecraft will also most likely find this enjoyable. I really enjoyed it.

Yung j vasquez ,

🐲

Like a kids book for Adults

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