Dracula

Dracula

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A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker's working notes for the novel and "Dracula's Guest," the original opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel. "Dramatic and Film Variations" focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula, two indications of the novel's unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.

Criticism collects seven theoretical interpretations of Dracula by Phyllis A. Roth, Carol A. Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijkstra, Stephen D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer.

A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Title:Dracula
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393970128
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    Dracula Reviews

  • Matthew

    Two things about this book:1. It is a really great and creepy story that deserves classic status2. Everything is repeated soooooo much without any obvious benefit.Here is actual footage of Bram Stoker...

  • Kat

    (edit: soz lol but i’m going down to a two bc i now that i have read the other “quintessential gothic monster novel” ummmmm this shit did not compare js)this was all i could think about whenever...

  • Jonathan Terrington

    Dracula: the very name instantly brings to mind visions of vampires, stakes, garlic, and crucifixes. Yet, when one bothers to read the novel, it becomes self-evident how twisted modern vampire fiction...

  • Elle (ellexamines)

    I find Victorian horror so interesting because it’s a clear reaction to social norms of the time, to the buttoned-down and repressed social climate of the time, to the “new moral standards” of t...

  • Anne

    Shockingly, not a whole hell of a lot of vampire stuff up in this bitch.Mostly, it read like a dull travelogue with lots of emotions - bro love everywhere! All the men loved all the women (platonicall...

  • megs_bookrack

    A truly timeless MASTERPIECE.Believe it or not, I am still considering how to best write a 'review' for this, one of my very favorite novels of all time. I annotated this most recent time reading, in ...

  • Caz (littlebookowl)

    Managed to finish this :) Second time studying, but first successful read-through.I enjoyed it more this time around, mainly because I actually read the last quarter or so of the book, which was the m...

  • Sean Barrs

    Dracula is, of course, one of the most renowned horror stories, and the most well-known vampire novel. Bram Stoker set the ground rules for what a vampire should be, and set the benchmark for all othe...

  • S.A. Parham

    I was rather disappointed by this classic. It started out with promise, especially the Jonathan Harker bits. Then all the male characters descended into blubbering worshippers of the two female charac...

  • Nayra.Hassan

    مصاصي الدماء..ما اكثرهم في واقعنا..تأمل قليلا في المقربين منك..و ستكون محظوظا حقا لو لم تجد فامبير جفف مشاعرك و ...