Dracula : Manga Classics

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An ancient evil lurks in the dark heart of Transylvania - but it won't lurk
there forever. Now Count Dracula's immortal eyes look towards London, a new land
full of opportunity and unsuspecting victims. A ragged band of survivors must
stop him before it is too late... but how? Manga Classics (R) proudly presents
a beautiful, faithful recreation of Bram Stoker's famous vampire story
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 147 x 210 x 38.1mm | 453.59g
  • Richmond Hill, Ontario, United States
  • English
  • 1947808060
  • 9781947808065
  • 50,201

Review quote

YOUTH SERVICES BOOK REVIEW -- The story of Dracula has
been tackled by the wondrous team of Manga Classics, adapting this centuries-old
and still-beloved tale of Transylvania for a new audience. Just as with their
other adaptations, this book combines direct wording from Stoker's
original with black and white illustrations that make for a concise, faithful,
and visually appealing end product. Nitouhel's illustrations are
eye-catching and make excellent use of line and shadow in particular. These
elements play well with scenes of action and dark transformations or
realizations, respectively, and set a foreboding and intriguing mood that suits
the story and text selected by King. As the book was originally an epistolary
novel and comprised of diary entries, newspaper articles, etc. different fonts
were used for varying characters' writing and other forms of
communication. Dramatic scenes, such as the first arrival of Count Dracula or
the voyage of the Demeter, are made all the more compelling with the added
visuals alongside a character's unique "handwriting." Several
pages of back matter explore the original story and explain the process of
adaptation. All books in the Manga Classics series thus far have ranged from
"okay" to "great" and this one lands on the upper end of
the scale into nearly "stunning."
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About Bram Stoker

Born in Ireland in 1847, Bram Stoker studied mathematics at Dublin's Trinity College and embarked on his longtime role as an assistant to actor Sir Henry Irving in the 1870s. He also began carving out a second career as a writer, publishing his first novel, The Primrose Path, in 1875. Stoker published his most famous work, Dracula, in 1897, though he died before the fictional vampire would achieve widespread popularity though numerous film and literary adaptations in the 20th century. Stacy King is an editor for Manga Classics, a critically-acclaimed line of modern adaptations of literary classics in a manga format. In addition to her editorial duties, she has also written the adaptations for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, the upcoming THE STORIES OF EDGAR ALLEN POE and DRACULA, along with creating the English-language scripts for other books in the line. She holds an Honors B.A. from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in English Literature. When not immersed in a book, she enjoys historical costuming and obsessing about cats. Virginia Nitouhei is a Japanese Mangaka (artist and story-teller) who is well known for her work on the popular food manga Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu. She is also a featured artist on the Tell Tale Heart in Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allen Poe. When she is not drawing manga, she loves playing video games like Street Fighter.
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203 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 33% (68)
4 34% (70)
3 29% (59)
2 3% (6)
1 0% (0)
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