Dracula

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jan 31, 2018 - 400 pages
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In the late nineteenth century, English solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to the Carpathian Mountains near Transylvania to offer legal support and counsel to Count Dracula, who is interested in purchasing an estate in England. Within days, Harker learns the truth about this mysterious Count and realizes that all of the superstitious villagers he met on the way to Count Dracula's castle-all of the lore and legend about the undead-is strikingly real. As Count Dracula presses on with his plans to relocate to England, a group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing must work together to stop the Count from spreading the curse of the undead on English soil. First published in 1897, Dracula remains Bram Stoker's best-known work and one of the most-celebrated Gothic novels of the Victorian era. In addition to intriguing the reader with a tale of horror, Dracula offers a glimpse into social norms and mores of nineteenth-century England, including the role of women, societal conventions, and sexual taboos. It also showcases Victorian attitudes toward immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. This Bayley Street Press edition is a republication of a standard edition of Dracula published in 1897 by Archibald Constable & Company, London.

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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - hermit_9 - LibraryThing

Stoker’s work is a classic. This binding, the illustrations, and supporting materials make this edition the most pleasurable I have encountered. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish writer, best known for his Gothic classic Dracula, which continues to influence horror writers and fans more than 100 years after it was first published. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, in science, mathematics, oratory, history, and composition, Stoker' s writing was greatly influenced by his father' s interest in theatre and his mother' s gruesome stories about her childhood during the cholera epidemic in 1832. Although a published author of the novels Dracula, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm, and his work as part of the literary staff of The London Daily Telegraph, Stoker made his living as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London. Stoker died in 1912, leaving behind one of the most memorable horror characters ever created.

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