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Articles by Liz Satterwaite

From the Archives: Mad, Vlad, and Dangerous to Know

January 1, 2013

Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is the epitome of lurking evil — but two recent novels do their best to unearth the smoldering bad-boy behind the murderous facade. So: Was Mina Harker smitten before she was bitten?

Folk and Fields Suffice

July 1, 2011

When the tottering Roman Empire abandoned its far-flung outpost of Britain, the natives were forced to fend for themselves. The results were one part “Lord of the Flies” and one part “Camelot.”

The Platypus

December 1, 2010

For more than fifty years and more than fifty novels, Louis Auchincloss chronicled the lives of New York’s upper class. His last book is a memoir of his life among that upper class — but is truth stranger than fiction?