The Jewel of Seven Stars

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Akasha Classics, Jan 12, 2008 - Literary Collections - 252 pages
From the author who brought you Dracula comes a dark tale of possession and ancient magic. An eccentric archeologist has become obsessed with the mummy of the Egyptian queen Tera. His attempts to raise her from the dead have left him in a catatonic stupor. It now falls on his daughter Margaret and the young lawyer Malcolm Ross to discover the secrets of this ancient curse in time to stop Tera from inflicting her will on Victorian England. Bram Stoker's spine-tingling novel, based on his own interest in Egyptology, helped give rise to a new horror genre featuring mummies.

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

A worthwhile, if anti-climactic read. Stoker slowly built up the tension to the moment of crisis, then let it fall flat on the final page. I do think there should be some reward for the diligent ... Read full review

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

Considered the bases for the classical Mummy myth, this short novella by Bram Stoker takes advantage of the Egypt-mania that swarmed the Western world in the later parts of the 1800s. Told from the ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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