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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Well written, tho could be a bit confusing with the change of POV time wise.Published 6 hours ago by Sabrina Christensen
You will easily see why this book is a beloved classic! The author manages to write in the separate voices and POV of more than twenty characters. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Edward G. Harkey
I can not say how much I truly enjoyed this classic tale, as a treat Katherine Kellergen was in the cast...Published 2 days ago by Craig Robinson
Bram Stoker's Dracula is THE classic horror novel, which singlehandedly established Dracula as the most enduring monster of all, Even Frankenstein and the Wolfman can't compete... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Donald L. Leonard
A piece of fiction that has spawned so many in its wake. Always a great read. One of the historical books that keeps you enthralled.Published 9 days ago by Tara Nicolette
Really intensely written and hard to put down. Cool that it's still such a great book when it was written so long ago. One of my favorites!Published 12 days ago by queen_mercury07
This is a classic tale that kept my attention all the way. It is interesting to read in the old narative.Published 14 days ago by Otavio H. Thiemann
Enjoyed it, shorter than I thought it would be; glad I read it.Published 14 days ago by Uncle Jimmy