Dracula

by Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912.

Format: Print Book 1996.
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Summary
Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker'sDraculareceived when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley'sFrankensteinor indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror." A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, renderDracularesonant and unsettling a century later.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This full-cast production is a masterly depiction of the Victorian gothic ethos in Stoker's classic tale. Told through a series of letters and diary entries, the novel begins when Count Dracula lures a young English lawyer named Jonathan Harker to his castle in Transylvania under the pretense of a real estate transaction, but Harker soon discovers the count is a vampire and the diabolical intent in the real estate deal. It falls to the resourceful Professor Van Helsing, along with a handful of intrepid heroes, including Harker and his fiancée, Mina, to stop the count's evil plans. The readers each have a distinctive voice for their characters and do a perfect job of conveying the emotional content of the assorted letters and diaries. Jamie Parker's portrayal of Harker is particularly stirring, especially as the character slowly pieces together the horrific truth about Dracula. Alison Pettitt succeeds at providing a gamut of emotions for the voice of Mina throughout the story. Each reader hits the mark with precision. For anyone who has never read (or for anyone looking to revisit) this classic tale of gothic horror, this is a fine way to do so. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dracula, -- Count (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Vampires -- Fiction.
Transylvania (Romania) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Modern Library,1996.
Edition Modern Library ed.
Language English
Description xvi, 417 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 0679602291 (acid-free paper)
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