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TOP FIVE BOOKS, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 396 pages

"Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring!"

When Count Dracula welcomes Jonathan Harker into his ancient castle, perched amid Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains, the young solicitor is plunged into a nightmare that will test his mettle and his sanity. Dracula--as Harker, his fiancée Mina Murray, Lucy Westenra, her suitors, and Dr. Abraham Van Helsing will soon learn--is a dangerous and powerful vampire who has lived for centuries and possesses abilities no mortal can claim. Bent on creating legions of Un-Dead followers in teeming 1890s London, Dracula must be stopped--but how? Bram Stoker's DRACULA--told from multiple perspectives in a series of journal entries, letters, and communiqués, and first published in 1897--established an entire genre of fiction, and with its brooding sense of dread, blood-curdling suspense, and edge-of-your-seat action, formed the template for countless homages, reinterpretations, and adaptations. This unabridged edition includes numerous maps and historical illustrations.

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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  - KR_Patterson - LibraryThing

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

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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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