The Bloody Red Baron


The Bloody Red Baron

infobox Book |
name = The Bloody Red Baron
author = Kim Newman
country = United States
language = English
series = "Anno Dracula" series
genre = Alternate History, Horror
publisher =
release_date = 1995
english_release_date =
media_type = Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
pages = 358 (hardcover)
isbn = 0-7867-0252-4
preceded_by = Anno Dracula
followed_by = Judgment of Tears

"The Bloody Red Baron" is a 1995 novel by British author Kim Newman. Is is the second book in the "Anno Dracula" series and takes place thirty years after the former.

Plot

The book takes place during World War One, and centers around the Diogenes Club's efforts to investigate Germany's attempt to make powerful, undead fliers. Heading up the German opperations are the likes of Rotwang, Doctor Caligari and Doctor Mabuse. One of their more successful efforts is an undead flier known as the Red Baron. The story also features Edgar Allan Poe as a vampire writer assigned to ghost write the Red Baron's autobiography.

Setting

The book is set in an alternate history universe where Professor van Helsing failed in his efforts to kill Count Dracula, leading to a vampire renaissance across the world. The book combines a large number of historical and fictional characters, as did its predecessor, "Anno Dracula" and pays tribute to a great many World War One movies and novels.

Characters

The novel features a great many characters from other media, including TV and movies, as well as novels and short stories; some are directly named, while others are merely described. The following list is far from complete.

Central Powers

Fictional

*Count Dracula - From "Dracula" by Bram Stoker
*Brides of Dracula - From "Dracula" by Bram Stoker
*Paul Bäumer - From "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque
*Doctor Caligari - From the 1920 film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari"
*Baron von Emmelman - The original identity of comic book character "The Heap"
*General Karnstein - From "Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu
*Doctor Mabuse - From the works of Norbert Jacques
*Count Orlok - From the 1922 film "Nosferatu"
*Hjalmar Poelzig - From the 1934 film "The Black Cat"
*Robur - From "Robur the Conqueror" by Jules Verne
*Rotwang - From the film "Metropolis"
*Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff - From the film "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp"
*Erich von Stalhein - From the "Biggles" series by W. E. Johns
*Professor Jakob Ten Brincken - From the 1911 novel "Alraune"

Real

*Hanns Heinz Ewers
*Franz Ferdinand
*Franz Joseph I of Austria
*Anthony Fokker
*Hermann Göring
*Mata Hari
*Paul von Hindenburg
*Adolf Hitler
*Franz Kafka
*Béla Lugosi
*Erich Ludendorff
*Edgar Allan Poe
*Manfred von Richthofen
*Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
*Kaiser Wilhelm II
*Ferdinand von Zeppelin


=Allies=

Fictional

*"Red" Albright - From the "Captain Midnight" radio show
*Kent Allard - From "The Shadow" series by Walter B. Gibson
*Doctor Arrowsmith - From the novel "Arrowsmith" by Sinclair Lewis
*John Ashenden - From the novel "" by W. Somerset Maugham
*Jake Barnes - From "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
*James Bigglesworth - From the "Biggles" series by W. E. Johns
*Lady Jennifer Buckingham - From the "Doctor Who" serial "The War Games"
*Clifford Chatterley - From the novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D. H. Lawrence
*Tom Cundall - From the novel "Winged Victory" by Victor Maslin Yeates
*Sergeant Dravot - From "The Man Who Would Be King" by Rudyard Kipling
*Bulldog Drummond - From the works of H. C. McNeile
*Harry Paget Flashman - From the works of George MacDonald Fraser
*James Gatz (Jay Gatsby) - From "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
*Private Charles Godfrey - From the TV series "Dad's Army"
*Mina Harker - From "Dracula" by Bram Stoker
*Ginger Hebblethwaite - From the "Biggles" series by W. E. Johns
*Mycroft Holmes - From the works of Arthur Conan Doyle
*Nick Knight - From the TV series "Forever Knight"
*Kostaki - From "The Pale Lady" by Alexandre Dumas, père
*Algernon "Algy" Lacey - From the "Biggles" series by W. E. Johns
*Bertie Lissie - From the "Biggles" series by W. E. Johns
*General Mireau - From the movie "Paths of Glory"
*Doctor Moreau - From the novel "The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H. G. Wells
*Colonel Nicholson - From the movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
*Katie Reed - A character from "Dracula" who was cut from the final novel
*Lord Ruthven - From the short story "The Vampyre" by Dr. John William Polidori
*Captain Elliot Spencer - The original identity of Pinhead from the movie "Hellraiser"
*Simon Templar - From "The Saint" novels and TV series.
*Dr Thorndyke - From the novels of R Austin Freeman
*Herbert West - From the short story "Herbert West—Reanimator" by H. P. Lovecraft

Real

*H. H. Asquith
*Albert Ball
*Winston Churchill
*Arthur Rhys Davids
*Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
*David Lloyd George
*Oswald Mosley
*Nicholas II of Russia
*Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia
*John J. Pershing
*Philippe Pétain
*Rasputin
*William Robertson
*Mansfield Smith-Cumming
*J. R. R. Tolkien
*King Victor of Britain
*H. G. Wells
*Henry Hughes Wilson

Non-aligned

Fictional

*Fantômas - From the works of Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre
*Jules and Jim - From the movie "Jules and Jim"
*Oliver Mellors - From the novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
*Charles Plumpick - From the 1966 film "King of Hearts"
*Snoopy - From " Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz
*Švejk - From "The Good Soldier Švejk" by Jaroslav Hašek

Real

*Vladimir Lenin

External links

* [http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/AnnoDracula.htm The Wold Newton Universe - The Anno Dracula Character Guide]


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