Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide

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Crown Publishing Group, Mar 31, 1997 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 321 pages
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In the 100 years since its publication, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print. Once introduced to the world by the silent film classic Nosferatu in 1921, Dracula became an enduring icon of fear, forever immortalized as a frightful embodiment of evil and forbidden sexuality.

Now, in this fascinating and entertaining account, Wolf examines the various interpretations of the immortal vampire in print, film, television, theater, and literature, including an extensive outline of Bram Stoker's life and his literary masterpiece, Dracula. Wolf explains how the story of a sexually sadistic undead creature/man who feeds on blood worked its way into mainstream society and how it is now used as a ubiquitous marketing tool for products from hair tonic to children's breakfast cereal.

The sourcebook includes:

* An exploration and the history of vampire myths, including the tale of Vlad the Impaler
* An overview of vampire films from the silent classic Nosferatu to Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula
* A discussion of vampire bats and the lore of blood
* A complete bibliography, filmography with movie stills, telefilmography, and a theater chronology
* Maps of Transylvania, London, and Whitby
* A calendar to coincide with the "real time" actions of Bram Stoker's Dracula, complete with sunrise and sunset times as well as the all-important phases of the moon
* And much more...

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Review: Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide

User Review  - Josje - Goodreads

Although the book was very informative and provides a lot of background information concerning the novel Dracula and the vampire, I felt that at time Leonard Wolf was too adamant at times. I felt that ... Read full review

Review: Dracula: The Connoisseur's Guide

User Review  - Utmost - Goodreads

Interesting and cool, a fun and thought provoking read. Lots of cool features like beautiful illustrations, interviews with Dracula depicting directors and a calender to track the events of the Dracula novel day by day. Read full review

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Contents

IN WHICH THE AUTHOR TALICS OF BLOOD
31
IN WHICH WE MEET THE VAMPIRE BAT
45
IN WHICH THE READER IS GIVEN
75
Copyright

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A Dracula Handbook
Elizabeth Miller
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About the author (1997)

Leonard is a distinguished novelist and translator of Yiddish books, shortstories, and poetry.

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