Dracula

Dracula

Book rating: 05 Paperback Wadsworth Collection

By (author) Bram Stoker, Introduction and notes by Dr. David Rogers, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 32mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 185326086X
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260865
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: notes, bibliography
  • Sales rank: 2,242

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There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck. Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated. It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion.' Thus Bram Stoker, one of the greatest exponents of the supernatural narrative, describes the demonic subject of his chilling masterpiece Dracula, a truly iconic and unsettling tale of vampirism.

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By DEENA M BRYANT 26 Aug 2012 5

Does anybody need an review of this all time classic? The mind boggles!

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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, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.