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Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Dracula (original 1897; edition 2005)

by Bram Stoker

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Title:Dracula
Authors:Bram Stoker
Info:Barnes & Noble Classics (2005), Hardcover
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Dracula by Bram Stoker (Author) (1897)

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    Salem's Lot by Stephen King (JGKC, sturlington)
    sturlington: Stephen King's homage to Dracula.
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    Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (becca58203, Morteana)
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (HollyMS, HollyMS)
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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.
  8. 100
    Renfield: Slave of Dracula by Barbara Hambly (Ape)
    Ape: Renfield's point of view.
  9. 90
    Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales by Bram Stoker (Sylak)
    Sylak: Contains the deleted first chapter removed before publication.
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    The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (cammykitty)
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    Dracula: Biography of Vlad the Impaler by Radu Florescu (myshelves)
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    Varney the Vampyre or The Feast of Blood by James Malcolm Rymer (Sylak)
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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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    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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    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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    Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (mcenroeucsb)
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    Winterwood by Patrick McCabe (edwinbcn)
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    The Dracula Tape by Fred Saberhagen (myshelves)

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Quite good, and surprisingly funny in spots. It really was a "technothriller" of sorts in its time. ( )
  wordsampersand | Dec 6, 2018 |
By turns melodramatic, contrived and repetitive it is, nonetheless, a spine-tingling tale - a classic. ( )
  heggiep | Dec 2, 2018 |
First you read how Jonathan Harker first meets Dracula and how that Jonathan is supposed to sell a mansion to Dracula in London. Jonathan then realizes how much of a monster Dracula is when he sees his hairy knuckles, sharp teeth, and his control over wolves. But he truly notices when Dracula lunged for his neck and how as soon as Dracula touched his crucifix Dracula stopped.
As soon as he gets home everyone thinks he has head trauma. But then Arthur's wife Lucy starts getting pale and losing blood until she eventually dies. She later turns into a vampire so Van Helsing proves it to Arthur and kills Lucy. Then Van Helsing's student claims that his mental patient keeps visiting a stranger and wants to become his servant. Later the patient realizes that Dracula is weakening Mina (Jonathan Harker's wife) so he tries to stop Dracula and dies doing so. Later on Dracula realizes that Abraham Van Helsing and the others are getting close to killing him so he tries to moves back to Transylvania in a package on a carriage drove by gypsies. Abraham and his men cornered the gypsies (who had no idea that Dracula was in the box so they fought for their lives) then opened the crate and killed Dracula during the day when Dracula was weakest. Sadly one man (a lover of Mina's) died fighting the gypsies. Finally it ends in a happy ending, Lucy is back to normal, and Lucy doesn't turn into a vampire. ( )
  AlexanderL.B4 | Oct 24, 2018 |
My favorite creepy skin-tingly part of this book is the descriptions of what happens to Lucy after Dracula vampirizes her. It's intensely sexual and OTT. One of those ur-texts to read if you want to do vampire fiction or a lot of horror. ( )
  jeninmotion | Sep 24, 2018 |
- Too Sensual to Ignore -

“Dracula” by Bram Stoker relays the tales of an up-and-coming realtor, Jonathan Harker, who travels from England to Transylvania to meet a client; Count Dracula. In the classic interpretation of good versus evil, Jonathan and several of his acquaintances seek out the monster that killed one of their beloved companions. Their journey is filled with superstition, which is seen within the very first chapter of Jonathan’s diary during his journey to the Count’s home; many community members warn him of the dangers that awaits, and some even beg that he returns to his home. The book fashioned a new era within the literary field alongside such works as “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley and “The strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is a collection of reminiscences, transposed in diary entries, victrola recordings, and recounts of events throughout the time period. It dives into the parasitic indulgence so deftly hidden within Victorian London. There is a certain theme found in each of the novels I mentioned; the human form, when molested, may unleash a creature reeking with God’s defamation.
I would recommend this book to readers with an interest in folklore/urban legends, gothic fiction, classics, horror novels, and the victorian perception of evil. It is definitely worth picking up if you are curious about the beginnings of these kinds of books, as well. It is an excellent subject to use for a case study of the genre. ( )
  Bronwyn1334 | Jul 6, 2018 |
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Stoker, BramAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, SusanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Allen, BrookeIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ó Cuirrín, SeánTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Banville, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Thorpe, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Valente, JosephIntroductionsecondary 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
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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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A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. But Dracula also stands as a bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of the supremely moralistic age in which it was originally written -- and the corrupt desires that continue to plague the modern human condition.

Pocket Books Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Dracula was prepared by Joseph Valente, Professor of English at the University of Illinois and the author of Dracula's Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood, who provides insight into the racial connotations of this enduring masterpiece.

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An evil count in Transylvania leads an army of human vampires that prey on people.

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