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Postby Tora » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:37 pm

Dixie wrote:You know, ever since I bought the book, I was wondering something.

The first time I ever saw a copy of the book, it was in Catalan, and the title was in masculine: L'historiador. However, later in the same store, I saw the book in Spanish, and the title was in feminine: La historiadora. Then I bought it in English thinking: "We'll see who's right" :lol: 8)

Now that I've read it, I think I know who the Historian is. But before I tell, can anybody else tell? :D


Frankly speaking it's a tough question... for me! :D
so to make my answer different from Lennye's I say Dracula himself :roll:
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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:42 pm

Dracula didn't retell the story, though, the daughter did. If you read the a note to the reader, you'll see she called herself as a historian and retold her story that happened when she was sixteen and went through her father's belongings. Hence, the story went on....
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Postby Dixie » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:50 pm

As I was reading the novel, I was sure the daughter was the historian. However, towards the end, I realized that Dracula was a historian, too. So now I have my doubts!

PS: Damn translators. :lol:
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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:53 pm

You mean chapter 78, right?
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Postby Dixie » Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:55 pm

LennyeTran wrote:You mean chapter 78, right?


Don't remember, and I don't have the book here so I can't check, but it was towards the end.
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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:03 pm

It's the epilogue, then, the part where she received the book similar like her father's. But the thing is she retold the stories of all the historians, even the Dracula's, if he was one.
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Postby Tora » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:27 pm

sure she is (by the way the ending stays vague to me still as if they had killed him in... the south of france? :oops: why she received a book) but dracula is also a historian as he says in his conversation with the professor that through all the centuries he was keeping the most exciting books and did his best to have them in his library. of course keeping books in the library doesn't mean you're enough tough guy to be a historian BUT I feel like he is... :)
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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:33 pm

Dracula is a metaphor. History is history. It never dies.
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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:32 pm

So which translation you think is correct? :?
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