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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Dracula (original 1897; edition 1993)

by Bram Stoker

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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.
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Title:Dracula
Authors:Bram Stoker
Info:New York: Penguin Books, 1993. xl, 520 p. ; 20 cm.
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Dracula by Bram Stoker (Author) (1897)

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    sturlington: Stephen King's homage to Dracula.
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    Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (becca58203, Morteana)
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    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.
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    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.
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    Dracula: Biography of Vlad the Impaler by Radu Florescu (myshelves)
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    In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula and Vampires by Raymond T. McNally (Booksloth)
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    Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (wertygol)
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    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (SandSing7)
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    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.
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    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.
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i haven't read this since high school, i think. so far enjoying it. parts of it are actually quite creepy. also interesting that it references the SPCA, which i hadn't realized was that old!
  bunnyhero | Oct 11, 2019 |
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  andycyca | Aug 6, 2019 |
This is the classic story of the hunt for Count Dracula, the evil vampire who wants to expand his hunting grounds to densely populated London. Told in diary entries, newspaper articles, and letters; the story is from the point of view of a group of people who have vowed to stop Dracula from creating new undead and kill him before he could destroy their dear friend. I really enjoyed reading this classic. Although the style of the novel leaves much of Dracula himself a mystery, Stoker does a good job of building suspense. The ending was a little bit of a let down after the slow and steady build up, but I appreciated the feeling of terror and the atmosphere of doom that the author was able to maintain despite having very little on screen violence or gore. ( )
  Cora-R | Jul 31, 2019 |
Bram Stoker’s The Illustrated Dracula features illustrations from Jae Lee, who’s worked on X-Factor, Inhumans, and Fantastic Four: 1234 for Marvel Comics as well as other work for DC and Image Comics. The book itself reprints Stoker’s text, which uses the epistolary novel format that was popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and introduces the reader to Count Dracula, Jonathan and Mina Harker, Renfield, Abraham Van Helsing, and Lucy Westenra. Lee includes multiple black-and-white illustrations throughout the story as well as four full-color illustrations that capture the gothic, dreamlike quality of the narrative. Lee’s portrayal of Dracula appears to borrow from the depiction of Count Orlok in F.W. Murnau’s 1922 film, Nosferatu, rather than Stoker’s own description or the appearance of the historical Vlad Țepeș. Those benefits aside, there are some typographical errors throughout the work. That said, the illustrations and the high-quality materials of which this book is constructed make it a good gift edition for those new to the story or friends in need of a new copy. ( )
  DarthDeverell | Jul 16, 2019 |
I was absolutely captivated by this story from the very beginning and the characters are so well described that I couldn’t stop reading.

The cinema was my only exposure to this story before now and what can I say but the cinema destroyed these fascinating characters by either sidelining them, not including them or over sexualizing them for the entertainment value. Lucy and Mina are two of the strongest female characters that I have ever seen in literature and their friendship is wonderful. The gentlemen in this story are very courageous and it is amazing how determined they were to see Dracula destroyed because it was the right thing to do and not for revenge.

My only con is there are times that the author gets a little wordy with some of his side stories and conversations that I almost wanted to skip some of it.

This is a great performance to listen to. All the actors not only had to act out their main part but also any of the other characters when the story was being told from the journal writer’s point of view. The actors did a great job of maintaining each characters personalities and subtleties no matter which actor was speaking for the character. It is exceptionally well done.
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  TVNerd95 | Jul 6, 2019 |
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Stoker, BramAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, SusanNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spencer, AlexanderNarratorsecondary 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
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Ellmann, MaudEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foley, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frayling, ChristopherPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glassman, PeterAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gorey, EdwardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Hindle, MauriceEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Lee, JaeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Moser, BarryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Parker, JamieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Rogers, DavidEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Stade, GeorgeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Straub, PeterIntroductionsecondary 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.
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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

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