Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition

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Bram Stoker's initial notes and outlines for his landmark horror novel Dracula were auctioned at Sotheby's in London in 1913 and eventually made their way to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, where they are housed today. Until now, few of the 124 pages have been transcribed or analyzed. This painstaking work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes and thoroughly analyzes all of the materials, which range from Stoker's thoughts on the novel's characters and settings to a nine-page calendar of events that includes most of the now-familiar story. Ample annotations guide readers through the construction of the novel and the changes that were made to its structure, plot, setting and characters. Nine appendices provide insight into Stoker's personal life, his other works and his early literary influences.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
Methodology
7
Handwritten Notes on the Plot
13
Handwritten Research Notes Dracula Notes etc
119
Typed Research Notes Dracula Notes etc
199
Overview
275
The Myth ofDracula
291
Possible Literary Influences
309
The Novel vs the Notes
315
Works Cited
321
Index ofEditorsAnnotations
328
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

The late Bram Stoker was an Irish writer of novels and short stories and the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London. The late Robert Eighteen-Bisang, owner of the world’s largest private collection of vampire books, was an authority on Dracula and vampire literature. He was a member of the Horror Writers Association and lived in Vancouver, British Columbia. Elizabeth Miller, professor emeritus (Memorial University of Newfoundland), is recognized internationally as a leading Stoker and Dracula scholar. She lectures regularly on both sides of the Atlantic and has published several books. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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