Dracula

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Broadview Press, Dec 9, 1997 - Fiction - 493 pages
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To borrow a phrase used by one of the characters in the novel, Dracula is “nineteenth century up-to-date with a vengeance.” In her introduction to this edition Glennis Byron first discusses the famous novel as an expression not of universal fears and desires, but of specifically late nineteenth-century concerns. And she discusses too the ways in which to the modern reader it is not Transylvania but London that is the location of the monstrosity in Dracula. The many appendices include contemporary reviews; source materials drawn on by Stoker; documents expressing contemporary views on trances, sleepwalking and hypnotism; and other relevant writing by Stoker, including “the censorship of Fiction,” in which he expresses his belief in the need to defend the social and moral purity of the nation.

 

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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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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

I
9
II
29
III
31
IV
45
V
58
VI
72
VII
86
VIII
95
XVI
216
XVII
232
XVIII
246
XIX
257
XX
271
XXI
287
XXII
300
XXIII
315

IX
109
X
123
XI
139
XII
154
XIII
169
XIV
182
XV
200
XXIV
329
XXV
342
XXVI
355
XXVII
370
XXVIII
385
XXIX
402
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Glennis Byron of the Department of English Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland, has edited the highly acclaimed anthology Nineteenth Century Stories by Women, and has written widely on nineteenth-century British literature.

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