Drácula

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EDAF, Jun 10, 2013 - Fiction - 496 pages
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El conde Drácula de Transilvania se ha convertido en uno de los referentes culturales de mayor influencia en el mundo. El estereotipo fijado en la novela de Stoker es una decantación artística de elementos de la tradición oral, de los cuentos y patrañas populares que la literatura gótica del siglo XIX supo hacer suyos. El personaje, mezcla de rasgos bestiales, canalla humana y modos aristocráticos, es la encarnación literaria del vampiro incapacitado para el amor que no sea de una determinada y hermosa mujer, con la fotofobia propia de algunos quirópteros, la vulnerabilidad ante los crucifijos, las estacas de madera y las rosas frescas, el hábito de dormir en un ataúd, su gran poder de hipnosis y la peculiaridad de no verse reflejado en los espejos. La novela es formalmente una habilísima combinación de cartas, textos periodísticos, entradas de diarios, bitácoras y hasta transcipciones fonográficas. El ambiente de misterio y sus excepcionales descripciones hacen del Drácula de Stoker una elección inmejorable para los lectores aficionados a la literatura de terror, suspensión e historias espeluznantes.
 

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Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. Although a semi-invalid as a child, he went on the gain a reputation as a fine athlete at Trinity College, where he also excelled in mathematics and philosophy. Stoker worked as a civil servant and a journalist before becoming the personal secretary of the famous actor Henry Irving. He also wrote 15 works of fiction, only one of which is very memorable - Dracula (1897). This work, involving hypnotism, magic, the supernatural, and other elements of gothic fiction, went on to sell over one million copies and is still selling strongly today. So well known has his fictional character become that today it is possible to visit the castle of Count Dracula in the Transylvanian region of Romania, a country that Stoker never visited. Several film versions of the story, both serious and comic, have made Stoker's work a part of modern mythology. His novel The Lair of the White Worm (1911) has also been made into film. It and the novel The Lady of the Shroud are, like Dracula, fantastic tales of horror.

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