Dracula

Dracula

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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 Dijkstra, Stephen D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer.

A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Title:Dracula
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393970128
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    Dracula Reviews

  • Sarah

    Here are some thoughts on this book.1. I would have been all OVER this in 1897.2. I would like Van Helsing to be quiet. 3. I can suspend disbelief for the vampires but not for the blood transfusions4....

  • Jonathan Terrington

    Dracula: the very name instantly brings to mind visions of vampires, stakes, garlic and crucifixes. But when one bothers to read the novel they may realise how twisted modern vampire fiction has becom...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I find Victorian horror so interesting because it’s a clear reaction to social norms of the time, to the buttoned-down and repressed social climate of the time, to the “new moral standards” of t...

  • Matthew

    Two things about this book:1. It is a really great and creepy story that deserves classic status2. Everything is repeated soooooo much without any obvious benefit.Here is actual footage of Bram Stoker...

  • Caz (littlebookowl)

    Managed to finish this :) Second time studying, but first successful read-through.I enjoyed it more this time around, mainly because I actually read the last quarter or so of the book, which was the m...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    Dracula is, of course, one of the most renowned horror stories, and the most well-known vampire novel. Bram Stoker set the ground rules for what a vampire should be, and set the benchmark for all othe...

  • Anne

    Shockingly, not a whole hell of a lot of vampire stuff up in this bitch.Mostly, it read like a dull travelogue with lots of emotions like bro-love flowing around. And all the men loved all the women, ...

  • megs_bookrack

    A timeless and true masterpiece. Believe it or not, I am still considering how to best write a 'review' for this, one of my very favorite novels of all time. I annotated this most recent time reading...

  • S.A. Parham

    I was rather disappointed by this classic. It started out with promise, especially the Jonathan Harker bits. Then all the male characters descended into blubbering worshippers of the two female charac...

  • Martine

    'Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!'These are pretty much the first words spoken to Jonathan Harker, one of the heroes of Bram Stoker's Dracul...