Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.75 shipping
Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula Hardcover – February 7, 2017
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
“With the discovery of its vast differences from Dracula, [Powers of Darkness] will have a lasting effect on the world of vampire studies.”
- John Williams, The New York Times Book Review
“Our familiar, beloved count has a wintry doppelgänger, thanks to this strange, pleasing curiosity of a book.”
- The Guardian
“This early translation of Bram Stoker's landmark novel, translated into English for the first time, provides an illuminating look at an act of literary interpretation . . . De Roos's abundant annotations are insightful, and the translation, although pulpier than Stoker's original, is a fascinating gloss on a literary classic.”
- Publishers Weekly
“Powers of Darkness is an incredible discovery that serves as a return to form for the vampire story, giving the Count and his famous Transylvanian castle centre stage once more, and scaring us all senseless in the process.”
- The National Post
“Powers of Darkness is an entertaining story and during the read, it is easy to forget what it’s supposed to be―a translation―and think of it as an entirely new novel . . . to quote from the original: ‘There are mysteries men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.’ Powers of Darkness does exactly that, while offering new mysteries in their place.”
- Toni V. Sweeney, The New York Journal of Books
“A completely new look at this classic text that fans of the book and genre won’t want to miss.”
- San Francisco Book Review
“This thoroughly documented work is recommended for Dracula scholars, and general readers of horror will also enjoy the story.”
- Library Journal
About the Author
Hans Corneel de Roos is an independent researcher specializing in French and British Art of the second half of the 19th Century. He is author of The Ultimate Dracula and numerous other articles on Dracula. He is a recipient of the Research Award of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The novel also underplays the supernatural elements, explaining away some aspects of vampirism and crouching Dracula as the leader of a cult of half evolved vampire ape men.
Part two eschews any of the elements that make Stoker's novel a chilling peculiar masterpiece and quickly settles in as little more than a chapter by chapter outline introducing some minor new elements and prefiguring the ending of the play completely doing away with atmosphere and action.
Worth reading for the first half of the novel, but the latter section is little more than the Cliff Notes version of the classic.
Most recent customer reviews
Much different than the original Dracula story. What I did like was all the research footnotes on each page.Read more