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Dracula (Paperback)

Author:  Bram/ Wolf Stoker Afterword:  Jeffrey Meyers Introduction:  Leonard Wolf
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0451530667
ISBN-13: 9780451530660
Sku: 204518178
Publish Date: 9/4/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7H x 4.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  389
Age Range:  22 to UP
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The quintessential horror tale of the powerful, centuries-old vampire follows his bloodthirsty trail from the mountains of Central Europe to England, until the savvy Dr. Van Helsing comes up with a way to end his reign of terror. Reissue. *Author: Stoker, Bram/ Wolf, Leonard (INT)/ Meyers, Jeffrey (AFT) *Series Title: Signet Classics *Publication Date: 2007/09/04 *Number of Pages: 391 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00
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A bestseller in Britain when it was published in 1897, Bram Stoker's classic novel of suspense and horror introduced a character that would become an icon of Victorian horror. Stoker structured his novel as a series of correspondences--between English solicitor Jonathan Harker who's been sent to Dracula's Transylvania and his devoted fiancée Mina Murray, as well as the log of a captain transporting a cargo of mysterious sand and earthen boxes. Dracula's power and evil influence spreads and grows. A late 20th-century biographer of Stoker has suggested that famed actor Henry Irving, for whom Stoker worked for many years, was an inspiration for some of Count Dracula's characteristics, but whatever the impetus, Stoker tapped into a major cultural central artery and the teeth marks have been following ever since.
Author Bio
Bram Stoker
After a bedridden childhood, Abraham Stoker attended Trinity College in Dublin. There he served as president of the Philosophy Society before graduating with honors in science. Stoker began working as a theater reviewer for Dublin's The Evening Standard in 1871, an unpaid job he held for five years while also holding a civil service job. Having always been in interested in fiction, he wrote short stories-- his first publication came in 1872. His first long work, THE PRIMROSE PATH, was published in 1875. Around this time, he also wrote his first book, a non-fiction handbook about his civil service job called DUTIES OF CLERKS IN PETTY SESSIONS IN IRELAND, but it was not published until 1878. In 1876 he reviewed a performance of HAMLET that starred Henry Irving, who went on to become the first actor to receive a knighthood. Becoming close friends with Irving, he moved to London in 1878, and became the manager of Irving's Lyceum Theatre. That same year, he married Florence Balcombe, who gave birth to a child, Noel, the following year. Stoker's first work of fiction, UNDER THE SUNSET (1882) was a collection of eight allegorical fairy tales. His work at the Lyceum kept him extremely busy, and it wasn't until 1890 that his next book, his first novel, appeared as THE SNAKE'S PASS. That year, Stoker also began to research a new book that would eventually take him seven years to complete. 1897's DRACULA introduced the modern myth of the vampire in its title character, and has become one of the most famous books ever written--even if most people know it by the film versions as opposed to the actual book. Stoker continued to write novels after DRACULA, but it is generally agreed that the quality diminished. His final work, THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM (1911), was a relatively short but largely incoherent novel about a shape-shifting worm. Stoker also kept writing short stories, and these seemed to fare much better. The posthumous DRACULA'S GUEST AND OTHER WEIRD TALES (1914) contains an unused section from the novel, along with minor classics like "The Burial of the Rats" and "A Dream of Red Hands", among others. Stoker died in 1912.

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"I think it is the very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years. It is really wonderful how with so much exciting interest over so long a book there is never an anticlimax." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Letter to author
"...it is splendid. A thousand miles beyond anything you have written before, and I feel certain will place you very high in the writers of the day--the story and style being deeply sensational, exciting and interesting. No book since Mrs. Shelley's 'Frankenstein' or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality or terror--Poe is nowhere. I have read much but I never met a book like it at all. In its terrible excitement it should make a widespread reputation and much money for you." - Charlotte Stoker

Letter to William Gladstone
"It is a story of a vampire, the old medieval vampire but recrudescent today...the book is necessarily full of horrors and terrors but I trust that these are calculated to cleanse the mind by pity and terror. At any rate there is nothing base in the book, and though superstition is fought with the weapons of superstition, I hope it is not irreverent." - Bram Stoker

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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0389
Product attributePublisher:   Signet Classics
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