The Jewel of Seven Stars

The Jewel of Seven Stars

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A mysterious attack on Margaret Trelawney's father brings young lawyer Malcolm Ross into the Egyptologist's bizarre home, and the couple soon find they are battling ancient forces greater than they previously could have imagined. The Egyptian queen Tera has been awoken, and is coming to take what she believes to be hers - whatever the cost to the Trelawney family. Set in London and Cornwall, and written at a time when a fascination with the East pervaded Victorian England, "The Jewel of Seven Stars" reflected the perceived contrast between the Orient's savagery and moral degradation, and its exotic beauty and opulence.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141442212
  • 9780141442211
  • 762,404

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In the early hours of the morning a young lawyer is called to the home of a beautiful woman he has just met, where her archaeologist father lies in a coma, the victim of a mysterious attack. The injured man is discovered to be dabbling in ritual magic in an attempt to raise an ancient Egyptian queen from the dead. As the hour of his great experiment approaches, a deadly supernatural struggle begins. First published in 1903 as a successor to Dracula, this original version of the novel has never been reprinted before. This edition also includes the alternative ending for the 1912 revised edition.
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About Bram Stoker

Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847-1912) was best known for his vampire novel Dracula(1897). His other works include The Mystery of the Sea (1902), The Jewel of the Seven Stars (1903), The Man (1905) and The Lair of the White Worm (1911). Kate Hebblethwaite is a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin. She has published a number of articles on popular fiction authors of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
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1,969 ratings
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4 28% (553)
3 36% (709)
2 14% (279)
1 4% (80)

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<p>Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-1912) wrote a dozen books, but he is remembered today for just one. <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=014143984X">Dracula</a> was first published in 1897 and was an immediate and huge success. Today, it is still regarded as "a masterpiece of the macabre". There have been countless film versions, of course, but none live up to the wonderful atmosphere of the original novel. </p> <p>Of Stoker's other books, perhaps <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0646418424">Lair of the White Worm</a> is the best known, so well done <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/search.php?key=Penguin+Classics&by=title">Penguin Classics</a> for republishing <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0141442212">The Jewel of the Seven Stars</a>, first published in 1903, and very controversial at the time, which is a gripping and gruesome story about an archaeologist's plot to revive an ancient Egyptian mummy: when the Egyptian queen Tera is woken she isn't best pleased ... and she is going to take what she believes to be hers.</p> <p>Nothing else that Stoker wrote lives up to <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=014143984X">Dracula</a>, but this is a scary (if silly) piece of Victoriana with much to recommend it.</p>show more
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