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Dracula. Who doesn’t know the name and story of our favourite Count? This is a masterpiece of the horror genre and a book everyone should read. One of the first vampire stories, Bram Stoker here sets the ground rules of what vampires should be. The gripping story opens with Jonathan Harker visiting Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, and making horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. His diary entries are increasingly filled with dread and fear as we accompany him in his hell. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of people led by Van Helsing. A highly recommended gothic classic.
A masterpiece of the horror genre, Dracula also probes identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. It begins when Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, and makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle.
Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England - an unmanned ship is wrecked; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his 'Master' - and a determined group of adversaries prepare to battle the Count.
Edited with an Introduction and notes by MAURICE HINDLE With a Preface by CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING
'The very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years' Arthur Conan Doyle
Publication date: 27/03/2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||27th March 2003|
|Author:||Bram Stoker, Christopher Frayling|
|Publisher:||Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Classics, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,|
|Collections:||50 Classics Everyone Should Read, 45 Novels With A Gothic Influence,|
|Categories:||Classic horror & ghost stories,|
Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847 - 1912) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and joined the Irish Civil Service before his love of theatre led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Mail. He went on to act as as manager and secretary for the actor Sir Henry Irving, while writing his novels, the most famous of which is Dracula. Maurice Hindle teaches at the Open University.More About Bram Stoker, Christopher Frayling