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Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has enthralled generation after generation of readers with the same spellbinding power with which Count Dracula enthralls his victims. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, and in fact based his character’s life-in-death on extensive research in European folklore, his novel elevated the nocturnal creature to iconic stature, spawning a genre of stories and movies that flourishes to this day. But a century of imitations has done nothing to diminish the power of Stoker’s tale. As his chilling, suave monster stalks his prey from a crumbling castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania to an insane asylum in England to the bedrooms of his swooning female victims, the drama is infused with a more and more exquisite measure of sensuality and suspense. Dracula is a classic of Gothic horror, an undying wellspring of modern mythology, and an irresistible entertainment.

Dracula (BBC Tie-in edition)

Dracula (BBC Tie-in edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473532264
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“We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.” Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel tells the story of English lawyer Jonathan Harker. Travelling to Transylvania to meet his reclusive client, Count Dracula, Harker soon discovers Dracula’s true nature: he is a centuries-old monster with an insatiable appetite for blood! Sensing new opportunities to spread his vampire curse, Dracula sets his sights on England. Ranged against him, the wily Professor Van Helsing and a dedicated band of young men and women. But who – living, dead or undead – can stop him? Accompanying the new BBC series from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, creators of Sherlock, starring Claes Bang as Count Dracula. This Tie-in edition will introduce a whole new generation of fans to the wonders of Stoker's original novel.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
ISBN: 3965081993
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Dracula : Om Illustrated Classics

Dracula : Om Illustrated Classics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abrham Bram Stoker
Editor: Om Books International
ISBN: 9385031538
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Dracula : Om Illustrated Classics by Abrham Bram Stoker Summary

“I am Dracula. Welcome to my house. Enter freely and of your own will.”Jonathan Harker has little idea that his business trip to meet the mysterious Count of Transylvania would turn into his worst nightmare. Held captive in Dracula’s strange, dark castle, Jonathan discovers that the Count is in fact a vampire, who has been living on human blood for centuries! Soon, Dracula claims his first victim, the beautiful Lucy Westenra, a friend of Jonathan’s wife Mina. But this is just the beginning of Dracula’s cruel intentions. And evil must be vanquished, before it can claim more victims! Now, it will take some clever and courageous people—Professor Van Helsing, Dr Seward, Arthur Holmwood, Quincey Morris, Jonathan and Mina Harker—to outwit and completely destroy the indomitable Dracula. Much before vampires became a fad for the 21st-century reader, Bram Stoker wrote Dracula. Packed with action, thrill and horror, and written in an epistolary form, this mother-of-all gothic novels is a classic page-turner.

From the Pages of Bram Stoker's Dracula

From the Pages of Bram Stoker's Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tony Lee
Editor: Markosia Enterprises Ltd
ISBN: 1620982811
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From the Pages of Bram Stoker's Dracula by Tony Lee Summary

The first graphical ‘sequel’ to Dracula ever to be endorsed by a member of the Stoker family! Six months after Dracula dies, A ghostly vision informs the Harkers that their work is not yet done – and the Count’s last surviving bride returns to London to gain revenge – and use Mina’s unborn baby as a new host for Dracula! Featuring introductions from Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt and Leslie S. Klinger, this story includes every major character from the original – alive AND dead!

Bram Stokeräó»s Notes for Dracula

Bram Stokeräó»s Notes for Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker,Robert Eighteen-Bisang,Elizabeth Miller
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786451866
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Bram Stokeräó»s Notes for Dracula by Bram Stoker,Robert Eighteen-Bisang,Elizabeth Miller Summary

"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, where they are housed today. This comprehensive work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes"--Provided by publisher.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: First Avenue Editions ™
ISBN: 1467787051
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Dracula by Bram Stoker Summary

Shrugging off warnings of vampires from villagers he meets on his journey, Jonathan Harker, a young lawyer from England, travels to a castle in Transylvania to handle a real estate transaction with the mysterious, reclusive Count Dracula. Harker discovers he has become Dracula's prisoner and barely escapes with his life, only to learn that Dracula has hijacked a Russian ship to follow him back to England. As Dracula—a representation of the superstitions of the old world—stalks and terrifies people in England, author Bram Stoker reveals the dangers of modernization. This unabridged version of the English Gothic horror novel is taken from the original text, which was published in 1897.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Giles Morgan
Editor: Oldcastle Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857304445
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Dracula by Giles Morgan Summary

Few fictional characters have proven to be as enduringly popular as the legendary Count Dracula. First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece thrilled and disturbed Victorian society with its dark and compelling themes of violence, lust, cruelty and death. For many, the elegant but threatening figure of Dracula has come to epitomise the concept of the vampire. It is thought that Stoker took the name Dracula from the real-life historical figure of Vlad the Impaler, a medieval Romanian prince with a dark and sinister reputation. However, Stoker was also influenced by European literary creations such as The Vampyre, written in 1819 by John Polidori, the personal physician of Lord Byron. Polidori based his central character on the personality of the infamous poet and in doing so did much to crystalise the modern concept of the vampire as a sophisticated and sensual aristocrat. It is arguably within the medium of film, however, that the figure of Dracula has achieved its greatest fame within popular culture. In Dracula: The Origins and Influence of the Legendary Vampire Count, author Giles Morgan examines the roots of the vampire myth and the creation of Bram Stoker's masterpiece of horror.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil LaBute,Bram Stoker
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683357124
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Dracula by Neil LaBute,Bram Stoker Summary

Before acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute became the creator and showrunner of Syfy’s hit series Van Helsing, he had already adapted Dracula for the stage—with a fierce female Van Helsing as the vampire hunter. In this masterful adaptation, Neil LaBute brings a rich theatricality and his provocative way with language and story to the world of Count Dracula, Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker, and his beloved Mina—this time, with very much a mind of her own—infusing the classic gothic tale of terror, obsession, and pathos with a modern edge. Chilling yet stylish in its atmosphere, dark yet deeply human in its emotional impact, Neil LaBute’s Dracula: A Thriller in 2 Acts is a tribute to both LaBute’s dramatic vision and the timelessness of Stoker’s novel.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marius-Mircea Crișan
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 331963366X
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Dracula by Marius-Mircea Crișan Summary

This volume analyses the role of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and its sequels in the evolution of the Gothic. As well as the transformation of the Gothic location—from castles, cemeteries and churches to the modern urban gothic—this volume explores the evolution of the undead considering a range of media from the 19th century protagonist to sympathetic contemporary vampires of teen Gothic. Based on an interdisciplinary approach (literature, tourism, and film), the book argues that the development of the Dracula myth is the result of complex international influences and cultural interactions. Offering a multifarious perspective, this volume is a reference work that will be useful to both academic and general readers.

Ladybird Classics: Dracula

Ladybird Classics: Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0723298912
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Ladybird Classics: Dracula by Bram Stoker Summary

This Ladybird Classic ebook is an abridged retelling of the classic vampire tale of Dracula by Bram Stoker. A perfect introduction to the well-loved legend, it is ideal for adults to read with children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Please note that due to some scary parts in places, content may not be suitable for very young or sensitive readers. Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania for what he thinks is a simple business meeting with a new client. Instead, he encounters the strange and sinister Count Dracula. There will be a battle between good and evil, but who will prevail? Beautiful illustrations throughout this new edition bring the excitement of this classic story to a new generation of children.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kurt Treptow
Editor: Center for Romanian Studies
ISBN: 159211072X
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Dracula by Kurt Treptow Summary

Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [?epe?], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became obscured behind a veil of myths. As a result, he has been portrayed as both a bloodthirsty tyrant – which degenerated down through the centuries into the fictional vampire of the same name created by the Irish author Bram Stoker at the end of the nineteenth century – and as a national and Christian hero who bravely fought to defend both his native land and all of Europe against the Islamic threat posed by the Ottoman Turks. The printing press had first come into use just prior to the beginning of his principal reign, allowing information to be more widely disseminated throughout the continent. This created a public appetite for sensational stories and one might argue that Vlad was one of the earliest victims of “fake news.” A series of pamphlets circulated throughout Europe, already during his lifetime, intended to tarnish the reputation of the Wallachian prince, who had bravely confronted the Ottoman threat. This served to create a justification as to why funds received by the Hungarian king from the Pope to finance a new Christian crusade against the Turks had been diverted to other purposes. This is just one of the mysteries explored in the many studies contained in this volume. This book includes a wide range of studies on the life and times of Vlad III Dracula by leading historians and scholars from around the world. It presents a diversity of viewpoints, allowing the reader to understand the different historical perspectives with which Vlad is viewed in modern historiography. It also includes a wealth of supplementary materials, essential for anyone interested in learning about the life of Vlad the Impaler: translations of important documents concerning his reign; a genealogy of the family of Vlad the Impaler, translations from Turkish and Byzantine chronicles referring to the controversial Wallachian prince; a chronology, and an extensive bibliography of works on the life and times of Vlad the Impaler. Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad the Impaler is an attempt to penetrate behind the myths surrounding the real Dracula and to uncover the true story of this legendary historical figure. *** This collection of studies is edited by Dr. Kurt W. Treptow, author of one of the finest monographs on the subject: Vlad III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula. Included are works by leading American, British, and Romanian scholars on Vlad the Impaler, including Constantin C. Giurescu, Veniamin Ciobanu, Matei Cazacu, Kurt W, Treptow, Radu R. Florescu, Raymond T. McNally, ?tefan Andreescu, Eric D. Tappe, Grigore Nandri?, Alexandru Du?u, David Prodan, Nicolae Stoicescu, Anton Balot?, P.P. Panaitescu, George D. Florescu, and Constantin Rezachevici.

Dracula as Absolute Other

Dracula as Absolute Other Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Bacon
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476637121
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Dracula as Absolute Other by Simon Bacon Summary

Dark, dangerous and transgressive, Bram Stoker’s Dracula is often read as Victorian society’s absolute Other—an outsider who troubles and distracts those around him, one who represents the fears and anxieties of the age. This book is a study of Dracula’s role of absolute Other as it appears on screen, and an investigation of popular culture’s continued fascination with vampires. Drawing on vampire films spanning from the early 20th century to 2017, the author examines how different generations construct Otherness and how this is reflected in vampire media.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Ripley
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1628570296
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Everybody knows that “Count Dracula” does not really exist. But according to author Brian Ripley, Dracula DOES exist. Taking years to come to terms with his absolutely terrifying Dracula experience, Ripley says that Dracula did not harm him, and he does not wish any harm to come to Dracula. He believes Dracula is a very vulnerable being and may be helpless in today’s world, because many would wish Dracula be destroyed. Ripley has no compassion for the village in Kent whose inhabitants will financially benefit when they discover the truth of what lurks in their churchyard. Imagine the world’s media descending on this small Kent village, or even worse, searching for Dracula’s day-time resting place, as they would surely do. Ripley is concerned for Dracula, but hopefully Dracula will rise to the occasion, adapt, and overcome any “death-threatening” situations. Read Dracula, but close all your windows first.

Dracula, Prince of Many Faces

Dracula, Prince of Many Faces Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Radu R. Florescu,Raymond T. McNally
Editor: Hachette+ORM
ISBN: 0316092266
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Dracula, Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu,Raymond T. McNally Summary

A biography of the real 15th-century Wallachian leader known as Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the classic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Dreaded by his enemies, emulated by later rulers like Ivan the Terrible, honored by his countrymen even today, Vlad Dracula was surely one of the most intriguing figures to have stalked the corridors of European and Asian capitals in the fifteenth century. Vlad Dracula also served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale. However, as this biography proves, “the real Dracula is far more interesting than the fictional vampire” (Houston Chronicle). Covering Vlad Dracula’s entire life and subsequent legend, this book includes “a fascinating chapter on the mystery of Dracula’s empty grave” (New York Times Book Review). Praise for Dracula, Prince of Many Faces “Florescu and McNally manage to capture the ruthlessness, romance, and courage that characterized Dracula’s ultimately pitiable life. . . . A fascinating look at political intrigue in fifteenth-century Eastern Europe.” —Lamar B. Graham, Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement

Dracula: Vlad the Impaler

Dracula: Vlad the Impaler Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roy Thomas
Editor: IDW Publishing
ISBN: 1684069696
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Dracula: Vlad the Impaler by Roy Thomas Summary

Dracula is one of the most well-known characters in the world. Now, read the story of the man who inspired the legend in this graphic novel available again for the first time in almost 30 years. A prince of Wallachia and son of Vlad Dracul (The Dragon), Vlad Dracul the Younger (Vlad Dracula) is taken hostage as a young man by Sultan Mehmed I to ensure his father's loyalty. When his father is killed at the hands of traitorous nobles in his own land, he assumes the crown and wages a cruel war to regain his lands and avenge his father. Throughout his life, he continued the fight to retain his kingdom, committing acts that would later lead to the formation of the famous character created by Bram Stoker. Originally published in the 1990s, it is now presented for the first time in black and white to showcase the beautiful art of Esteban Maroto.

Dracula's Halloween

Dracula's Halloween Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: DigiCat
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Dracula's Halloween by Bram Stoker Summary

This unique Bram Stoker collection includes:_x000D_ "Dracula" is the tale of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing._x000D_ "The Jewel of Seven Stars" tells the tale of Malcolm Ross, a young barrister, pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy._x000D_ "The Man" (The Gates of Life)" is a gothic tale of Stephen, young girl raised as tomboy, and her childhood friend Harold. As many of their close ones die in tragic accidents, through the deaths, Stephen and Harold grow closer._x000D_ "The Lady of the Shroud" – Rupert Saint Leger inherits his uncle's estate on condition that he lives for a year in his uncle's castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains. One wet night, he is visited in the castle by a pale woman wearing a wet shroud, seeking warmth. He falls in love with her, despite thinking she is a vampire, and he visits the local church where he finds her in a glass-topped stone coffin in the crypt._x000D_ "The Lair of the White Worm (The Garden of Evil)" – Adam Salton from Australia is contacted by his great-uncle Richard from England in order to establish a relationship. Adam travels to England and quickly finds himself at the centre of mysterious and inexplicable occurrences._x000D_ "Dracula's Guest & Other Weird Stories" is a collection of nine macabre and gothic tales in which paintings come to life, rats run amok and many other twisted things occur:_x000D_ Dracula's Guest_x000D_ The Judge's House_x000D_ The Squaw_x000D_ The Secret of the Growing Gold_x000D_ A Gipsy Prophecy_x000D_ The Coming of Abel Behenna_x000D_ The Burial of the Rats_x000D_ A Dream of Red Hands_x000D_ Crooken Sands

What Is the Story of Dracula?

What Is the Story of Dracula? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Burgan,Who HQ
Editor: Penguin
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What Is the Story of Dracula? by Michael Burgan,Who HQ Summary

Who HQ brings you the stories behind the most beloved--and frightening!--characters of our time. Find out how Dracula--a smooth-talking count with a dark secret--became the infamous creature we all know and fear. From appearances in films and animated features to interpretations as a Muppet and breakfast cereal mascot, Dracula has been the inspiration for many other fictional vampires and is now an established figure in pop culture. Created by Bram Stoker in his 1897 Gothic horror novel, Count Dracula is a nobleman who uses his powers as a vampire to dominate his victims. Even though Dracula didn't succeed in the novel, the fictional character has lived on to dominate the real world as one of its most popular supernatural villains. Author Michael Burgan explores Dracula's mysterious origins in the historical figures who might have shaped the character, as well as the films and actors that cemented Dracula's place in cinematic history.

Dracula in Visual Media

Dracula in Visual Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462019
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Dracula in Visual Media by John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart Summary

This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.

Dracula: The Suicide Club

Dracula: The Suicide Club Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Philip Jones
Editor: Caliber Comics
ISBN: 163529228X
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Dracula: The Suicide Club by Steven Philip Jones Summary

Sequel to the Bram Stoker's horror classic Dracula. Count Dracula, king of the vampires, is dead, but he isn’t finished with England. Resurrected, Dracula rises from the grave, and before long a rash of bizarre suicides begins plaguing London. Scotland Yard Detective Champion Harrison suspects these may actually be murders, and noted occult specialist Sir John Chandos and beautiful clairvoyant Dion Fortune from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn offer to assist Harrison’s investigation. Their search leads them to London’s newest and most mysterious club and its peculiar chairman. And as the soul-shattering secrets behind the Suicide Club are revealed Detective Champion Harrison and clairvoyant Dion Fortune challenge Count Dracula and his followers on their own battleground. The final conflict between the forces of goodness and evil is about to begin, and the fate of England and her citizens’ souls hang in the balance. Based on the works of Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson. Collects issues 1-4.

Dracula (Collins Classics)

Dracula (Collins Classics) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007480415
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Hunting Prince Dracula

Hunting Prince Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316551686
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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco Summary

In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco's haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer . . . or has the depraved prince been brought back to life? Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine . . . and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend. But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's Dracula

A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's Dracula by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's "Dracula," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's "Dracula's Guest"

A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's "Dracula's Guest" by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's "Dracula's Guest", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.


Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cristina Artenie
Editor: Universitas Press
ISBN: 1988963117
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Dracula by Cristina Artenie Summary

This unforgiving study of scholarly editions of Stoker’s novel shows that the scholarship and the editorial practices are flawed.

Manga Classics: Dracula

Manga Classics: Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker,Virginia Nitouhei
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Manga Classics: Dracula by Bram Stoker,Virginia Nitouhei Summary

An ancient evil lurks in the dark heart of Transylvania - but it won't lurk there forever. Now Count Dracula's immortal eyes look towards London, a new land full of opportunity and unsuspecting victims. A ragged band of survivors must stop him before it is too late... but how?

Manga Classics® proudly presents a beautiful, faithful recreation of Bram Stoker's famous vampire story Dracula.

Who Was Dracula?

Who Was Dracula? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Steinmeyer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101602775
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Who Was Dracula? by Jim Steinmeyer Summary

The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material—from folklore and history, to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman—behind Bram Stoker's lord of the undead. Praise for Who Was Dracula? “A fantastic, well-documented story.” —Library Journal (starred review) “[A] well-researched and entertaining take on Dracula’s origin story.” —Publishers Weekly “Who Was Dracula? chronicles the misadventures of Bram Stoker and his numerous friends and colleagues, both famous and obscure, hoping to unearth the recipe for a truly iconic character.” —San Francisco Book Review “Who Was Dracula? is a book you’ll want to sink your teeth into.” —“The Bookworm Sez”

Dracula, Motherf**ker!

Dracula, Motherf**ker! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alex de Campi
Editor: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534318941
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Dracula, Motherf**ker! by Alex de Campi Summary

Vienna, 1889: Dracula's brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an aging starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula's three brides there to help him...or use him as bait? A pulpy, pulse-pounding graphic novel of California psych-horror from acclaimed creators ALEX DE CAMPI and ERICA HENDERSON.

Dracula / Dracula's Guest

Dracula / Dracula's Guest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443415006
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Dracula / Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker Summary

Dracula is Bram Stoker’s classic gothic tale of Count Dracula, one of the most famous characters ever created in fiction, his relationship with Jonathan and Mina Harker, pursuit by Professor van Helsing and ultimate destruction in the name of love. Intent on immigrating to England, Count Dracula enlists the services of Jonathan Harker to arrange the purchase of a suitable residence. Intrigued by the young Harker and his beautiful wife, Mina, Dracula sets in motion a series of events that threatens the sanity of all. Widely believed to be the deleted first chapter of Dracula, “Dracula’s Guest,” taken from Bram Stoker’s collection of short stories, follows an Englishman, presumed to be Jonathan Harker, on a visit to Munich en route to Transylvania. Despite warnings from his hotelier, the Englishman leaves the safety of his carriage and wanders towards an abandoned “unholy” village. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Dracula's Child

Dracula's Child Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.S. Barnes
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1789093414
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Dracula's Child by J.S. Barnes Summary

Evil never truly dies...and some legends live forever. The dark heart of Bram Stoker's classic is reborn; capturing the voice, tone, style and characters of the original yet with a modern sensibility this novel is perfect for fans of Dracula and contemporary horror. "Inventive and spooky" Mark Gatiss, co-creator of the hit BBC series Dracula and Sherlock It has been some years since Jonathan and Mina Harker survived their ordeal in Transylvania and, vanquishing Count Dracula, returned to England to try and live ordinary lives. But shadows linger long in this world of blood feud and superstition - and, the older their son Quincey gets, the deeper the shadows that lengthen at the heart of the Harkers' marriage. Jonathan has turned back to drink; Mina finds herself isolated inside the confines of her own family; Quincey himself struggles to live up to a family of such high renown. And when a gathering of old friends leads to unexpected tragedy, the very particular wounds in the heart of the Harkers' marriage are about to be exposed... There is darkness both within the marriage and without - for new evil is arising on the Continent. A naturalist is bringing a new species of bat back to London; two English gentlemen, on their separate tours of the Continent, find a strange quixotic love for each other, and stumble into a calamity far worse than either has imagined; and the vestiges of something forgotten long ago is finally beginning to stir... "This epic tale of madness, temptation, and political scandal set in early-twentieth-century England strikes a resonant chord with today's political climate" Booklist 'A patchwork of dark thrills, woven skilfully from new and familiar voices - Dracula's Child is a macabre delight' Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty

Dracula Invades England

Dracula Invades England Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cristina Artenie
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In the nineteenth century, Dracula’s native lands had become a neo-colony of the British Empire and the Lower Danube was controlled by the British. This book makes the case for a postcolonial reading of Dracula by offering a fresh perspective into the historical and biographical context of the genesis of the novel, as well as an analysis of the personality of the historical character chosen by Stoker for his vampire Count. It is an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the publication of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, and into the far-reaching consequences of that publication. It is, in other words, a study of what made Dracula possible and of what was made possible by Dracula.

The Mina Murray Complete Series: A Retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula

The Mina Murray Complete Series: A Retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L.D. Goffigan
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The Mina Murray Complete Series: A Retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula by L.D. Goffigan Summary

Historical fantasy meets gothic romance in this electrifying retelling of a classic tale... This bundle contains the entire Mina Murray series of 3 full length novels plus a collection of bonus prequel short stories and an extended afterword from the author. If you love historical mystery and adventure with a dash of the paranormal, grab your copy today! 1. The Beast of London Mina Murray teams up with her former paramour Abraham Van Helsing to rescue her fiancé, Jonathan Harker, after he’s abducted from a society ball... 2. Fortress of Blood Mina and her allies have found the Transylvanian countryside dotted with empty villages and whispers of monsters who wear human skin... 3. Realm of Night To spare humanity from the grip of looming darkness, Mina and her allies must defeat the most powerful vampire in the world... Praise for the Mina Murray series "...I was blown away by how much I enjoyed The Beast of London. The characters, setting and plot were all phenomenal... Honestly - if this book intrigues you at all then please read it!" - Dual Reads "L.D. Goffigan has a great descriptive writing style that immediately captivated me . . . action-packed and filled with danger and adventure." - With Love for Horror Books "...The Beast of London is an exceptional book with compelling characters, an intricate plot and plenty of "I didn't see that coming" moments." - Knockin Books Reviews

The Vampire in Literature: A Comparison of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire

The Vampire in Literature: A Comparison of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janina Nußbaumer
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The Vampire in Literature: A Comparison of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire by Janina Nußbaumer Summary

The figure of the vampire has been around for centuries, and has lost none of its fascination. Although, the portrayal of the vampire in literature today has not much in common with its historical origins, the vampire belief is based on true events. Bram Stoker's novel ‘Dracula’ laid the foundation for the success story of the vampire. He created something sinister, a monster in the shape of a gentleman. The evil of the Victorian society was personified in the form of the revenant. Boundaries between good and evil, human and non-human, death and life are blurred and unrecognizable in his book. In contrast, Anne Rice creates a world where humans and vampires live next to each other. Her vampires resemble human beings not only in terms of their bodies, but also in terms of their minds. There is no horror detectable, but amazement and identification with the revenants by the reader. In this context, the differentiation of the constructed images of the vampires in the two novels, ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker and ‘Interview with the Vampire’ by Anne Rice, is analyzed. Thereby, the study investigates those elements that have been adopted, those ones that have developed over the time, and the consequences that go along with the manner of construction.

Dracula's Guest

Dracula's Guest Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
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Dracula's Guest Bram Stoker - This short story written by the author of the novel ''Dracula'' was published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. ''Dracula's Guest'' gives readers a spooky taste of Bram Stoker's classic novel.Background to the StoryIf you have read Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, you will probably recognize the writing style and tone of this short story, ''Dracula's Guest.'' In fact, the story is an excerpt from the novel that was deleted by Stoker's publisher in order to shorten the original manuscript.If you have read Dracula, you may also realize that, as a part of the novel as a whole, this section is easily left out without changing the plot of the novel. It does, however, give a bit of atmospheric foreshadowing of what Dracula's house is like once Jonathan (one of the novel's protagonists) arrives there.What Happens in the Short StoryIt may be interesting for you to know that this previously deleted part of the novel was published as a short story in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. As the story is told in first person and the narrator is never ...

Tomb Of Dracula

Tomb Of Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gerry Conway,Archie Goodwin
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Sink your teeth into a vampiric volume that chronicles some of the greatest supernatural comics ever printed! The all-time classic Tomb of Dracula ushered in Marvel's glorious age of horror, while the black-and-white magazine Dracula Lives! delivered stories with real bite - and both featured legendary creators, including Gene Colan in his prime illustrating the Lord of Vampires! The tomb has opened, and Dracula lives again! But his descendant, Frank Drake, joins vampire hunters including Rachel Van Helsing and Quincy Harker in a bid to return him to his grave! Will they drive a stake through Dracula's heart - or will that honor fall to Blade? Plus tales of terror from across Dracula's 500-year existence, featuring Hell-Crawlers, the Monster of the Moors, wizards, gargoyles, voodoo queens and more! COLLECTING: TOMB OF DRACULA (1972) #1-15, DRACULA LIVES! #1-4.

Dracula's Vault - A Collection of Vampiric Tales from the Pen of Bram Stoker

Dracula's Vault - A Collection of Vampiric Tales from the Pen of Bram Stoker Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bram Stoker
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Dracula's Vault - A Collection of Vampiric Tales from the Pen of Bram Stoker by Bram Stoker Summary

A chilling collection of classic gothic short stories written by Bram Stoker, all connected through the theme of vampires. “Gothic fiction” is a subgenre of Gothic horror that is defined by a combination of fiction writing with horror, death, and sometimes romance. It arguably originated from the 1764 novel “The Castle of Otranto” by English author Horace Walpole, which was subtitled “A Gothic Story” after the second edition. Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847 – 1912) was an Irish author. He is best remembered for his 1897 Gothic novel “Dracula”, which introduced the world-famous character of Count Dracula and is responsible for various conventions of vampire fantasy that persist to this day. The tales include: 'Dracula', 'The Judge's House', 'The Burial of the Rats' and 'The Squaw'. Other notable works by this author include: “The Primrose Path” (1875), “The Snake's Pass” (1890), and “Seven Golden Buttons” (1891). This volume will appeal to lovers of Gothic literature and classic vampire literature. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Dracula's America: Shadows of the West

Dracula's America: Shadows of the West Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Haythornthwaite
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It is 1875, and Count Dracula is President of the United States of America. In the wake of the Civil War, with the country struggling to regain its balance, Dracula seized power. The Count's thralls assassinated President Lincoln and his entire administration in a single night and, in the ensuing chaos, their master made his move. Dominating the Senate, he declared himself President-for-Life, and now rules the Union with fear and an iron fist. His vampiric progeny, the Coven of the Red Hand, infest every strata of society, and enforce Dracula's will with ruthless efficiency. Drawn by the shadows gathering across the nation, secretive cults and evil creatures emerge from their lairs to thrive in the darkness of the new regime. Fleeing from the oppression and menace of the East, hordes of pioneers head to the West, hoping for a new life. Dracula's greed, however, knows no bounds, and his reach is long... Dracula's America: Shadows of the West is a skirmish game of gothic horror set in an alternate Old West. Secret wars rage across the country – from bustling boom-towns to the most remote wilderness – as cults and secret societies fight for power and survival. Players will throw their support behind one of these factions, and will lead a Posse in fast-paced, cinematic battles for dominance and survival.

Dating Dracula

Dating Dracula Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kinsley Adams
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Dating Dracula by Kinsley Adams Summary

The Legend. The Immortal. My… Boyfriend? You know, I really only had two goals in life: 1) Unearth the truth about vampires and, 2) Become hella famous. Nowhere on that list did I have "die" or "get turned into a bloodsucker." But guess what? Life doesn't always go according to plan. Now, thanks to an unfortunate back-alley encounter, I'm the newest member of the undead country club (fangs, coffin, and all.) And my savior? Sire? Whatever… Freaking. Dracula. Himself. Even stranger, he claims I'm his mate. Like… eternal love. But come on! I don't have time for that. Not only do I need to track down my attempted murderer, but I also need to learn how to be a vampire. Falling in love is the last thing on my mind right now. Too bad Dracula has other plans for me. *** Fans of Dracula will love this new modern and chic take on the immortal legend himself. Scroll up and one-click now!

Dracula: The Engraved Chest Of Time

Dracula: The Engraved Chest Of Time Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vasile Lupașc
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Dracluea The Engraved Chest Of Time is the book that people have been waiting for since 1897! Finally after Bram Stocker`s century old success, we have in our hands the true story behind the myth of Dracula. Extremely well documented, and using many of the era`s sources, this historical novel brings to light a long forgotten story that shaped Europe more than 500 years ago. Compared by some with The Three Musketeers, and by others with The Lord Of The Rings, The Engraved Chest Of Time is a fascinating true tale of insane acts of bravery, endless love and supernatural devotion to an ideal! Surprisingly there is just as much blood as in Stocker`s book, more action and surely more suspense. And surprisingly there is no vampire. Or is there? Dr David Scott Ph.D, FRSA David Scot is an internationally published author, travel book writer and journalist. He has numerous books and articles on food, travel and comparative religion to his name.

Female Characters in Bram Stoker’s "Dracula"

Female Characters in Bram Stoker’s Author: Katharina Zeiger
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Female Characters in Bram Stoker’s "Dracula" by Katharina Zeiger Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Philologie), course: Vampires and Zombies, language: English, abstract: Initially this paper will give an overview about the role of women in the Victorian era during which "Dracula" was written. This is important in order to identify to what extent the main female characters - Mina Harker and Lucy Westenra - go conform to those former roles. Their characters and respective roles in society will be analysed arguing that Mina represents a role model of a Victorian woman and Lucy an example of a fallen woman. Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula is set in England and Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth century. It consists of a collection of journal entries, letters and telegrams so that there are several narrative perspectives. The main characters are Jonathan Harker, his fiancée Mina Murray, her friend Lucy Westenra, her fiancé Arthur Holmwood, Quincey Morris, Dr. Van Helsing and Dr. John Seward. The novel opens with Jonathan Harker, an English lawyer who travels to Transylvania to conclude a real estate transaction with a man called Count Dracula. On his way to the destination he is being warned about the castle of Count Dracula. Just a few days later Harker learns why: he is kept in prison in the castle and nearly attacked by three seductive, female vampires. Concurrently with this, his fiancée Mina visits her friend Lucy Westenra and finds her sleepwalking one night. She believes that she has seen a creature with red eyes bending over Lucy what proofs to be true: Lucy has been bitten by Dracula and therefore is slowly transforming into a vampire. As one night a wolf breaks into the house of the Westenra’s, Lucy’s mother gets a heart attack and Lucy herself gets killed. After her death Van Helsing wants Quincey, Seward and Holmwood to come Lucy’s tomb because he wants to convince them that Lucy has transformed into a Vampire after her death. The men see her preying upon a child and get to the conclusion that she has to be destroyed. Her former fiancé Arthur Holmwood stabs a stake through her heart and hereby ultimately kills her. After this incident Jonathan, Mina, Dr. Seward and Van Helsing start hunting Dracula. One night Mina is also attacked by Dracula but she does not transform into a Vampire. At the end of the novel the male characters finish their hunt by killing Dracula and his three female vampires.

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