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The Land Beyond the Forest Facts, Figures, and Fancies from Transylvania by Emily Gerard

The Land Beyond the Forest Facts, Figures, and Fancies from Transylvania

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe Series


The Land Beyond the Forest Facts, Figures, and Fancies from Transylvania by Emily Gerard

Novelist Emily Gerard (1849-1905) went with her husband, an officer in the Austrian army, to Transylvania for two years in 1883. Then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today a region of western Romania, Transylvania was little known to readers back in England. In the years following, she wrote this full-length account (published in 1888) as well as several articles on the region, which Bram Stoker used when researching the setting for Dracula. She describes encounters with the different nationalities that made up the Transylvanian people: Romanians, Saxons and gypsies. Full of startling anecdotes and written in a novelistic style, her work combines her personal recollections with a detailed account of the landscape and people. The second volume covers the gypsy and Jewish populations, as well as Gerard's mixed feelings on leaving the country. For more information on this author, see

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Publication date

17th February 2011


Emily Gerard

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Cambridge University Press


402 pages


Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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