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Dracula [Kindle Edition]

Bram Stoker
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Book Description

Bram Stoker's Dracula introduces one of literature's most famous characters, as the terrifying Count wreaks havoc on the band of hunters intent on stopping him.

Editorial Reviews Review

Dracula is one of the few horror books to be honored by inclusion in the Norton Critical Edition series. (The others are Frankenstein, The Turn of the Screw, Heart of Darkness, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Metamorphosis.) This 100th-anniversary edition includes not only the complete authoritative text of the novel with illuminating footnotes, but also four contextual essays, five reviews from the time of publication, five articles on dramatic and film variations, and seven selections from literary and academic criticism. Nina Auerbach of the University of Pennsylvania (author of Our Vampires, Ourselves) and horror scholar David J. Skal (author of Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, and Screams of Reason) are the editors of the volume. Especially fascinating are excerpts from materials that Bram Stoker consulted in his research for the book, and his working papers over the several years he was composing it. The selection of criticism includes essays on how Dracula deals with female sexuality, gender inversion, homoerotic elements, and Victorian fears of "reverse colonization" by politically turbulent Transylvania.

From School Library Journal

Grade 7 Up?A naive young Englishman travels to Transylvania to do business with a client, Count Dracula. After showing his true and terrifying colors, Dracula boards a ship for England in search of new, fresh blood. Unexplained disasters begin to occur in the streets of London before the mystery and the evil doer are finally put to rest. Told in a series of news reports from eyewitness observers to writers of personal diaries, this has a ring of believability that counterbalances nicely with Dracula's too-macabre-to-be-true exploits. An array of voices from talented actors makes for interesting variety. The generous use of sound effects, from train whistles to creaking doors, adds further atmosphere. Lovers of mysteries and horror will find rousing entertainment in this version of a classic tale.?Carol Katz, Harrison Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 618 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1450594875
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0084B5TK8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE original - great read December 5, 2013
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One of my all-time favorite books. There are scenes in this book that send chills up my spine. Unlike the new "vampire" books/movies, you won't find multiple pages devoted to the color & gleam of the Counts' eyes. There is no teenage angst in one single paragraph! It's the original AND it's perfect for the grown-up, grown-past the bubblegum.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Vaguely enjoyable November 9, 2012
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I found this to be, at times an engaging read, but, by the same token, at other times, quite tedious and cumbersome. Bram Stoker's descriptive writing is incredible, however, at times when dipping in during an entry by a character, it was nigh on impossible to decipher which character you were reading from because of a lack of differing registers amongst the characters.

All in all, it was enjoyable, but I would advise caution to readers that are easily lost and would have trouble with the older style of language used.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 if I could! December 24, 2013
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Very suspenseful and hard to put down at points. Ending dragged on a bit and there were some parts I don't feel were explained enough (such as how Jonathan Harker escapes Castle Dracula at the beginning.) But over all, very good and I can see why it's considered a classic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic. MUST READ!! January 3, 2014
By Lawu2h
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm so glad that I read this book. It is such a classic and such a good read, especially if you are a fan of vampires. It was nice to see where the original vampire image came from. It was filled with suspense and gothic horror. Plus a lot of jokes can be had by Dracula's slight gayness (who am I kidding, huge gayness haha) One suggestion I have is to get an audiobook version if you struggle with complicated vocabulary and if you have to read it as an assignment. AWESOME ASS BOOK.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great classic gothic novel September 30, 2012
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Took about a week to read-in any moments I could spare-well worth it! I was not expecting a book written so long ago to be this hard to put down.    good read if you like scarey tales with plenty of description and atmosphere woven into the narrative.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another masterpiece November 21, 2013
By Scorpio
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Having set upon myself the task of reading or rereading a classic piece of literature in between each new release I have once again discovered the masterpiece that is Dracula. Although it has been 30 years since I first read it, it still had me captivated the whole journey through.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better every time October 6, 2012
By Jeremy
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I love this novel.  It gets better every single time I read it.  One of my top 10 favorite novels of all time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dracula October 4, 2012
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I like the old style of writing in the Bram Stokers, Dracula. So much is left to the imagination that sitting under my Oak tree in the fall, you can actually feel the scenes and settings described. So much better than the new versions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good, hold your interest from start to finish.
Published 2 hours ago by Terry Tufano
5.0 out of 5 stars masterpiece
Classical tale of horror from Irish author Bram Stoker. The original tale of a vampire and the bravery of those who have chosen to battle him to whatever end.
Published 13 hours ago by Jonzer
5.0 out of 5 stars The audio book is probably a better option than reading the book.
I was actually surprised at how well I liked this book. I did wish I could give it a 4.5 because of some problems I had with it, but overall, I really enjoyed it. Read more
Published 15 hours ago by K. Dennis
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
It was just ok....I was wanting a more exciting ending I guess. Maybe I am too desensitized with Vampire stuff
Published 15 hours ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising
I was so surprised at how easily this old book moved along. The writing seldom got in the way of the tale as it does in some other books of this age.
Published 19 hours ago by Loretta Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars So good
So good
Published 2 days ago by Annestacia N Zimmers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome Classic!
Published 3 days ago by Elaine McKinney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
happy customer. thank you
Published 5 days ago by April
5.0 out of 5 stars Dracula Delivers
Bram Stoker's Dracula is nothing less than a work of sheer late nineteenth century genius. Almost every single page of the book provides a more or less dramatic example of just... Read more
Published 6 days ago by will5967
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
Bram Stoker is a legend among vampire authors, painting a haunted tale that is the very definition of Gothic. Read more
Published 6 days ago by bard6125
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