The magic island / William Seabrook ; illustrations by Alexander King ; foreword by Joe Ollmann ; introduction by George A. Romero.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Peabody PL - Columbia City||NON-FICTION 972.9406 SEABROOK (Text)||30403002173425||Adult - Non-Fiction||Checked out||10/26/2017|
- ISBN: 9780486799629
- ISBN: 048679962X
- Physical Description: xxiii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, 
|General Note:|| "Originally published: New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., 1929."
|Summary, etc.:|| This fascinating book, first published in 1929, offers firsthand accounts of Haitian voodoo and witchcraft rituals. Journalist and adventurer William Seabrook introduced the concept of the walking dead zombies to the West with his illustrated travelogue. He relates his experiences with the voodoo priestess who initiated him into the religion's rituals, from soul transference to resurrection. In addition to twenty evocative line drawings by Alexander King, this edition features a new foreword by cartoonist and graphic novelist Joe Ollmann, a new Introduction by George A. Romero, legendary director of Night of the Living Dead, and a new afterword by Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society.
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