Dracula

Dracula

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Arriving at Castle Dracula, the vast ruined home of a Transylvanian nobleman, a young English visitor finds himself thrust into a realm of sensation and horror beyond his most nightmarish dreams. His experiences give rise to an urgent campaign to destroy the vampire count, to eliminate Dracula's cult of the living dead, and to triumph over a centuries-old evil.

Bram Stoker's masterpiece is a thriller of such hypnotic intensity that it has captured millions of readers around the world and inspired its own literature and mythology of the supernatural.

This beautiful new edition includes a foreword by Elizabeth Kostova, the internationally bestselling author of THE HISTORIAN.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 146 x 222 x 36mm | 586g
  • Sphere
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0316732893
  • 9780316732895
  • 234,714

About Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin. He wrote nineteen books and is best known for Dracula, which has been a perennial bestseller since its original publication in 1897.
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Dracula is easily one of the most legendary and inspirational characters ever written. It is therefore hard to believe that he is only just over a century old. The gruesome Count has made his appearance in countless books, movies and other media, that it becomes harder and harder to remember the original story. Because of that, it may surprise you that some of the characteristics of vampires, like being unable to walk in the sunlight, were in fact added when adapting the story to the big screen and are not part of the initial storyline. Bram Stoker is a perfect way to refresh your memory and to educate yourself in the history of vampires. The story begins with Jonathan Harker, a young lawyer who has been sent from England to Transylvania to provide legal support to Count Dracula for a real estate transaction. When staying in the castle, he soon finds out that he in fact has become a prisoner. After a while, Jonathan's storyline gets interrupted and we follow his wife Mina and several other characters. Here we meet the drug addicted Dr. John Steward, his crazy patient Renfield - who eats insects, spider, birds and other creatures to absorb their life force - and the legendary Van Helsing, who is obsessed with the vampire myth. Danger lurks around the corner, because the evil Count decides to move to England. The book is written as a collection of letters and diary entries from the different characters. While this is an original way of presenting the story, it often is a bit gimmicky. However, you will notice very little of that when you are actually reading the book. With Dracula, Bram Stoker certainly hasn't written one of the best stories in history. The part with Jonathan who is trapped in the Count's castle is without a doubt brilliantly written, but after that the story loses its pace. Luckily, characters like Renfield, Steward en Van Helsing are so intriguing that you will keep on reading, just to see how they develop. In the end Bram Stoker's Dracula is a book that comes recommended, but that does have its flaws which keep it from being perfect. However, it will always remain a classic, mainly for inventing the characters of Dracula and Van Helsing. If you decide to buy Dracula, let it be this edition. This hardcover is absolutely beautiful and at such a low price an incredible bargain.show more
by Pieter Dieltjens
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