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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393064506, Hardcover)
Cause for international celebration—the most important and complete edition of Dracula in decades.
In his first work since his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger returns with this spectacular, lavishly illustrated homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula. With a daring conceit, Klinger accepts Stoker's contention that the Dracula tale is based on historical fact. Traveling through two hundred years of popular culture and myth as well as graveyards and the wilds of Transylvania, Klinger's notes illuminate every aspect of this haunting narrative (including a detailed examination of the original typescript of Dracula, with its shockingly different ending, previously unavailable to scholars). Klinger investigates the many subtexts of the original narrative—from masochistic, necrophilic, homoerotic, "dentophilic," and even heterosexual implications of the story to its political, economic, feminist, psychological, and historical threads. Employing the superb literary detective skills for which he has become famous, Klinger mines this 1897 classic for nuggets that will surprise even the most die-hard Dracula fans and introduce the vampire-prince to a new generation of readers.35 color; 400 black & white
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"For the first time, an annotated edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula examines all of the evidence, including contemporary travel books, scientific texts, Victorian encyclopedias, as well as Stoker's own notes for the narrative and manuscript itself." "Readers will encounter over 1,500 illuminating annotations that provide fascinating background information on the language, customs, and history of Victorian England and fin de siecle Europe. Adding to this literary bonanza are esoteric maps, vintage Victorian photographs, and campy illustrations culled from countless stage and film productions."--BOOK JACKET.
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