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Dracula [Norton Critical Edition]

by Bram Stoker, Nina Auerbach (Editor), David J. Skal (Editor)

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This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition. 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.A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.… (more)
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Probably my favorite book. Read it in one night, all night long because I could not put it down. ( )
  swbesecker | Feb 28, 2022 |
Really enjoyed this. Did not know this was an early example of an epistolary novel I do question the blood transfusions, not knowing blood types. But if you can suspend disbelief regarding vampires, not too hard to do the same for this.

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  jimgosailing | Nov 18, 2021 |
I read this for the first time about 5 years ago and now I had to read it again for school and I loved it just as much as I did the first time. I certainly still had some problems and the ending was still a little disappointing but I was definitely happy to have read this one again. ( )
  AKBouterse | Oct 14, 2021 |
This is a must read for any of the vampire fans. The classic story of Dracula told as an epistolary novel. A collection of letters, telegrams and realistic documents from a different characters and their point of view.
Dracula's curse and eternal love traps innocent characters in a battle against evil.
The mood, the world and the characters created around the fantastical characters are built in a very credible and visually artistic way.
It's a very beautiful and sad love story and an amazing villain. ( )
  Waleni | Oct 10, 2021 |
The beginning section Jonathan harker's journal, is really quite atmospheric and creepy. The ending was pretty exciting. In the middle there is a LOT of talk. Talk talk talk talk talk. There is almost no character development at all, except that all the characters (except the Count of course)are 100% selfless, brave, kind, and good. Among 19th century vampire tales, La Fanu's far less well-known "Carmilla" is better (not to mention, a couple of decades earlier). ( )
  usuallee | Oct 7, 2021 |
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This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition. 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.A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

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