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Publisher Description

An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman.

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: 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 a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and 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 anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
May 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quirk Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
52.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Yung j vasquez ,

🐲

Like a kids book for Adults

ANARCHY GINGER ,

Very interesting

If you like Lovecraft and weird fiction then this is for you it's very short but super intriguing

Z-Dub1993 ,

Great book!

This book is definitely an interesting one. Really detailed and truly a work of kind! Recommend it.