Dracula

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 334 pages
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It is perhaps one of the best known and most influential novels in all of literature: 1897's Dracula didn't merely inspire countless adaptations for stage and film, it invented an entire genre of horror: the vampire story, which continues to evolve today into wildly varied directions, from noir detective pastiches (the vampire as night-owl P.I.) to tween romances (the vampire as dreamy but distant boyfriend). Anyone who wants to know where it all began must read this 1897 work, still startling and still terrifying even today. The story of English solicitor Jonathan Harker and his strange new client, Transylvanian aristocrat Count Dracula, this is the classic work of Victorian gothic horror, the continuing eerie wellspring of many of our cultural fantasies and nightmares. Irish author ABRAHAM STOKER (1847-1912) worked for more than a quarter of a century as manager of the West End's Lyceum Theatre, which drew him into London's literary and artists circles; he was a friend of such luminaries as writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Stoker is also the author of The Lair of the White Worm (1911), among other books.
 

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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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User Review  - KVHardy - LibraryThing

Wonderful book, and I enjoyed the food references. There were not nearly enough (in my amateur-foodie opinion) but enjoyed what there was - a real window into another time. I didn't really like the ... Read full review

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Contents

Jonathan Harkers Journal
1
Jonathan Harkers Journal
12
Jonathan Harkers Journal
23
Jonathan Harkers Journal
34
LettersLucy and Mina
46
Mina Murrays Journal
54
Cutting from The Daily graph 8 August
65
Mina Murrays Journal
77
Dr Sewards Diary
166
Dr Sewards Diary
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Dr Sewards Diary
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Dr Sewards Diary
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Jonathan Harkers Journal
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Jonathan Harkers Journal
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Dr Sewards Diary
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Jonathan Harkers Journal
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Letter Mina Harker to Lucy Westenra
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Letter Dr Seward to Hon Arthur Holmwood
102
Lucy Westenras Diary
114
Dr Sewards Diary
125
Dr Sewards Diary
140
Mina Murrays Journal
153
Dr Sewards Diary
259
Dr Sewards Phonograph Diary spoken by Van Helsing
270
Dr Sewards Diary
283
Dr Sewards Diary
296
Mina Harkers Journal
311
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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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