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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Dracula (1897)

by Bram Stoker

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26,24451078 (3.96)4 / 1666
Having deduced the double identity of Count Dracula, a wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire.
  1. 251
    Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (chrisharpe)
  2. 230
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (MarcusBrutus)
  3. 252
    Salem's Lot by Stephen King (JGKC, sturlington)
    sturlington: Stephen King's homage to Dracula.
  4. 267
    Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (becca58203, Morteana)
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    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (HollyMS, HollyMS)
  6. 141
    In a Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu (daisycat)
    daisycat: 'Carmilla' is meant to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's story.
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    The Vampyre by John William Polidori (Andibook)
    Andibook: Polidori's The Vampyre is one of, if not the, oldest vampire novel. His ‘gentleman vampire,’ diverging from the more zombie-like vampire of folklore, influenced the entire genre – including the famous vampire Dracula.
  8. 110
    Renfield: Slave of Dracula by Barbara Hambly (Ape)
    Ape: Renfield's point of view.
  9. 100
    Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales by Bram Stoker (Sylak)
    Sylak: Contains the deleted first chapter removed before publication.
  10. 112
    The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (cammykitty)
  11. 80
    Dracula: Biography of Vlad the Impaler by Radu Florescu (myshelves)
  12. 60
    In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires by Raymond T. McNally (Booksloth)
  13. 60
    Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (wertygol)
  14. 60
    Varney the Vampyre or The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer (Sylak)
  15. 93
    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (SandSing7)
  16. 50
    The Beetle by Richard Marsh (jonathankws)
    jonathankws: So much better than Dracula, this Gothic horror novel was published in the same year and was initially far more successful.
  17. 73
    Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (mcenroeucsb)
  18. 51
    The Insidious Doctor Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer (leigonj)
    leigonj: Both are adventure/ detective stories in which the heroes must battle to stop mysterious, evil, foreign antagonists striking at the heart of the British Empire.
  19. 41
    The Dracula Tape by Fred Saberhagen (myshelves)
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    Winterwood by Patrick McCabe (edwinbcn)

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I finally broke down and read the end-all-be-all vampire novel... and end result was that I wanted to shake the main character. Seriously how dense is he? The book isn't bad, but it is trying to see how silly some of these people are. ( )
  AshleighDJCutler | May 12, 2020 |
This Audible edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula has many narrators:
Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcom, and Steven Crossley.
It was shear pleasure to listen to a few of my all-time favorite actors, and one of my favorite narrators, involved in this audiobook. Their voices were sublime, and completely worth it.
The novel on the other hand, tended to drudge on in some parts. I grew bored at times, until people stopped talking and actually did something.
Still, the Audible version of this novel was well worth the slightly boring parts, in order to hear my favorite narrators.
**Be warned: this novel is only somewhat like the 1992 Coppola movie. Some parts are quite the same, and of course many parts were changed - and some completely, in order to make a “better movie”. And while I adore the movie (the acting talents of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves not withstanding), it was a bit of a jolt to have the audiobook not follow the movie completely.....and why I expected this, I’ll never know! I know better, I swear.....!

3.5 stars, but more like 4 stars for the narrators. Recommended for hard core classics lovers, etc. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
823.8 STO
  alessandragg | Apr 16, 2020 |
3.5 stars. Fascinating story and I like how it was told from multiple perspectives. Different than pop culture Dracula. Was way too long, repetitive at times, dull at others. Sorry, Bram. ( )
1 vote kaciereads | Apr 9, 2020 |
Classic gothic novel.
  JohnLavik | Mar 29, 2020 |
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Stoker, Bramprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Allen, BrookeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ó Cuirrín, SeánTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Banville, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bickford-Smith, CoralieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bing, JonAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carling, BjørnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cloonan, BeckyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Corbett, ClareNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duerden, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ellmann, MaudEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Faini, PaolaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Frayling, ChristopherPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glassman, PeterAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hagemann, MichaelCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, GregIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Luckhurst, RogerEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Myers, Walter DeanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Parker, JamieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pettitt, AlisonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pilo, GianniContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reim, RiccardoContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rogers, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rorer, AbigailIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shallenberg, KaraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Spencer, AlexanderNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stade, GeorgeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Straub, PeterIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thorpe, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Valente, JosephIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vietor, MarcNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Whitfield, RobertNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wolf, LeonardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Epigraph
How these papers have been placed in sequence will be made manifest in the reading of them. All needless matters have been eliminated, so that a history almost at variance with the possibilities of latter-day belief may stand forth as simple fact. There is throughout no statement of past things wherein memory may err, for all the records chosen are exactly contemporary, given from the standpoints and within the range of knowledge of those who made them.
Dedication
To my dear friend Hommy-Beg
First words
3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.
Quotations
I have learned not to think little of any one's belief, no matter how strange it may be. I have tried to keep an open mind, and it is not the ordinary things of life that could close it, but the strange things, the extraordinary things, the things that make one doubt if they be mad or sane.
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.
I heard once of an American who so defined faith: ‘that faculty which enables us to believe things which we know to be untrue'.
Denin die Todtem reiten schnell. For the dead travel fast.
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This is the main work for Dracula. It should not be combined with any adaptation, children's version, abridgment, etc. If this is your book but you have an abridged or adapted version, please update your title and/or ISBN, so that your copy can be combined with the correct abridgment or adaptation.

6305078181 is for the 1979 movie directed by John Badham.

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A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker's working notes for the novel and "Dracula's Guest," the original opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel. "Dramatic and Film Variations" focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula, two indications of the novel's unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.

Criticism collects seven theoretical interpretations of Dracula by Phyllis A. Roth, Carol A. Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijsktra, Stephen D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer.
Haiku summary
Estate agent gets
It in the neck. Should avoid
Transylvania.
(abbottthomas)
Dinner at the Count's.
Should be fun. No, don't bother
to bring any wine.

(Carnophile)
Dracula could teach
Edward not to sparkle so.
He hates those books too.
(hillaryrose7)

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Penguin Australia

8 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014143984X, 0141024976, 0451530667, 0141325666, 0141045221, 0451228685, 0143106163, 0141199334

Urban Romantics

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