Philadelphia. The late 1870s. A city of cobblestone sidewalks and horse-drawn carriages.
Home to the famous anatomist and surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a "resurrectionist" (aka grave robber), Dr. Black studied 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 his humble beginnings to 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 black-and-white anatomical illustrations.
You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. "The Resurrectionist" tells his story.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication Date: 17/04/2013
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781594746161