Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula

Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula : A Facsimile Edition

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Bram Stoker's initial notes and outlines for his landmark horror novel Dracula were auctioned at Sotheby's in London in 1913 and eventually made their way to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, where they are housed today. Until now, few of the 124 pages have been transcribed or analysed.

This comprehensive work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes and thoroughly analyses all of the materials, which range from Stoker's thoughts on the novel's characters and settings to a nine-page calendar of events that includes most of the now-familiar story. The coauthors draw on their extensive knowledge of Dracula and vampires to guide readers through the construction of the novel, and the changes that were made to its structure, plot, setting and characters. Nine appendices provide insight into Stoker's personal life, his other works and his early literary influences.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 17.78mm | 612.35g
  • Jefferson, NC, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Facsimile
  • 124 photo facsimiles, annotations, 16 photographs
  • 078647730X
  • 9780786477302
  • 1,148,679

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the book is a thing of beauty...a serious book...is a real treasure...an amazing variety of material. Both authors are experts in vampire lore...a scholarly, well-organized and aesthetically pleasing marvel of a reference...a must-read""-macabreink.com

""it is a tool to study the birth of a literary classic...invaluable...stir the imagination and cast new light on a beloved tale""-Rue Morgue
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About Bram Stoker

The late Bram Stoker was an Irish writer of novels and short stories and the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London.

Robert Eighteen-Bisang, who is best-known as the owner of the world's largest private collection of vampire books, is an authority on Dracula and vampire literature. A member of the Horror Writers Association, he lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Elizabeth Miller is a retired English professor. She lectures regularly at universities throughout North America and Europe. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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