Dracula's half-mortal, proto-goth daughter dazzles Swinging London in this vampire-exploitation pulp.
"One thing she knew, as she kicked a would-be assailant in the groin — Transylvania was never like this!"
The wayward Dracutwig evades a finishing school for young ladies and pursues her birthright as a Twiggy-esque fashion model in DRACUTWIG, an unabashedly trashy paperback original pseudonymously co-authored by the lyricist of "Snoopy!!! The Musical." Caught between an overprotective Dracula and a stake-wielding mother-in-law, Dracutwig's modeling career inspires a subculture craze of early mod-goth sophisticates: in cavernous but elegant clubs, women with "chalk-white faces, heavily made-up dark eyes, long black hair, and diaphanous white shroudlike gowns" and men in "a mad mod profusion of Edwardian, Victorian, and Carnaby Street fashions dance "trancelike" to "appropriate" baroque music. With an afterword – a self-styled "Dissertation" – on the history and habits of the Vampire, whose worst problem of today is "a loss of self-esteem, an identity crisis if you will." Very reasonable: the twentieth century was hard on us all.
New York: Award, 1969. 7'' x 4.25''. Original pictorial wrappers. Award Books A488S. 156 pages. Mild edgewear with minute chipping to upper right corner. Minor creases, rear cover lightly rubbed.
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