Dracula: The Author's Cut

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Creation, 2005 - Fiction - 263 pages
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Bram Stoker's classic bestseller Dracula was first published in 1897. But in 1901 Stoker revised and edited the book for a new English edition. Stoker's aim was to tighten the novel, cutting out a lot of the slower-paced and dialogue-heavy scenes. Overall he reduced the work by 15% - a significant change. Since this is the last work he did on the book it stands as the final and definitive author's cut. For the first time in over 100 years this is that original author's cut. All other print editions of the story use the out-of-date text of the 1897 edition.

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About the author (2005)

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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