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OUP Oxford, Feb 24, 2011 - Fiction - 391 pages
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The most famous of all vampire stories, Dracula remains a compelling read, rattling along at break-neck speed, a true page-turner. Here is a new edition of one of the great horror stories in English literature, the novel that spawned a myth and a proliferation of vampire tales in film, television, graphic novels, cartoons, and teen fiction, including the current craze revolving around the Twilight and True Blood series. The volume includes a lively and fascinating introduction by Roger Luckhurst that considers the Gothic genre and vampire legend, discusses the vampire tale as sexual allegory, and outlines the social and cultural contexts that feed into the novel, including the New Woman, new technology, race, immigration, and religion. In addition, Luckhurst provides comprehensive explanatory notes that flesh out vampire mythology and historical allusions, plus an appendix featuring Stoker's short story, "Dracula's Guest," an early draft or abandoned chapter that was not
published as part of the novel. Also included are a chronology of Bram Stoker's life and a timeline of vampire literature before Dracula.

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A fabulous book. The diary entries and use of first person really gives a clear insight into the mind's and methodology of the characters. The first part of the book being intriguing, exciting and suspenseful. The middle of the book shifts to a slower pace, setting ambiance while also adding to the clues of Dracula's method. The end of the book is a pyschological climax as the characters pyschoanalyse Dracula in order to defeat him. Van Helsing represents Dracula as a primitive form of humans. This aids to the thriller aspect of the story, by therefore suggesting that mankind is capable of this sort of evil and destruction.  


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XXIV Dr Sewards Phonograph Diary spoken by Van Helsing
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Roger Luckhurst is the author of The Invention of Telepathy 1870-1901 (OUP, 2002) and co-editor of The Fin de Siécle: A Reader in Cultural History c. 1880-1900 (OUP, 2000) with Sally Ledger. For OWC he has edited Late Victorian Gothic Tales, R. L. Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady.

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