Dracula (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Sep 15, 2017 - 434 pages
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Published in 1897 by author Bram Stoker, Dracula is one of the most famous gothic horror novels to this day, inspiring innumerable other literary works and, more recently, notable films and television appearances such as the 1992 American horror film of the same title. Although not the original source of the vampire myth, Dracula shaped much of the form of what we now think of as the vampire.

A distant relation to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes), Stoker was a thespian from an early age and spent some time working as a theatre critic for the Dublin Evening Mail. Although theatre critics were not well respected, Stoker was noticed as a quality writer, becoming fast friends with Henry Irving after writing a positive review of Irving's Hamlet production. He later became business manager at the Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre in London.

Tragically Stoker was not hugely successful as an author in his time, dying in poverty of syphilis in 1912, aged 64.

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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 (2017)

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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