Dracula

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Wordsworth Editions, 1993 - Fiction - 335 pages

Introduction and Notes by Dr David Rogers, Kingston University.

'There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated. It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion.'

Thus Bram Stoker, one of the greatest exponents of the supernatural narrative, describes the demonic subject of his chilling masterpiece Dracula, a truly iconic and unsettling tale of vampirism.

 

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After discovering the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story. Read full review

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I was hesitant to read this because I was afraid it would forever alter my idea of the immortalized Dracula in ways I didn't want it to (because I love my notions of all the original monsters), and ... Read full review

Contents

Jonathan Harkers Journal
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Jonathan Harkers Journal
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Letter from Miss Mina Murray
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Mina Murrays Journal
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Cutting from the Dailygraph 8 August
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Mina Murrays Journal
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Letter Mina Harker to Lucy Westenra
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Mina Harkers Journal
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Dr Sewards Diary
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Jonathan Harkers Journal
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Dr Sewards Diary
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Letter Dr Seward to Hon Arthur Holmwood
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Lucy Westenras Diary
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Dr Sewards Diary
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Jonathan Harkers Journal
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Dr Sewards Diary
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About the author (1993)

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8, 1847. He was educated at Trinity College. He worked as a civil servant and a journalist before becoming the personal secretary of the famous actor Henry Irving. He wrote 15 works of fiction including Dracula, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm, which was made into film. He died on April 20, 1912.

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