Dracula

This chilling tale, which is told through the diaries and letters of the main character, is the story of Count Dracula, a vampire who comes to England from Transylvania to feed on new blood and to widen his ever-increasing circle of ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237541084

Category: Children's stories

Page: 56

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Retold for younger readers, Bram Stoker's 1897 classic was so popular upon publication that a paperback was published just three years later.This chilling tale, which is told through the diaries and letters of the main character, is the story of Count Dracula, a vampire who comes to England from Transylvania to feed on new blood and to widen his ever-increasing circle of vampires "

Dracula

Here is a new edition of one of the great horror stories in English literature, the novel that spawned a myth and a proliferation of vampire tales in film, television, graphic novels, cartoons, and teen fiction, including the current craze ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199564094

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 605

The most famous of all vampire stories, Dracula remains a compelling read, rattling along at break-neck speed, a true page-turner. Here is a new edition of one of the great horror stories in English literature, the novel that spawned a myth and a proliferation of vampire tales in film, television, graphic novels, cartoons, and teen fiction, including the current craze revolving around the Twilight and True Blood series. The volume includes a lively and fascinating introduction by Roger Luckhurst that considers the Gothic genre and vampire legend, discusses the vampire tale as sexual allegory, and outlines the social and cultural contexts that feed into the novel, including the New Woman, new technology, race, immigration, and religion. In addition, Luckhurst provides comprehensive explanatory notes that flesh out vampire mythology and historical allusions, plus an appendix featuring Stoker's short story, "Dracula's Guest," an early draft or abandoned chapter that was not published as part of the novel. Also included are a chronology of Bram Stoker's life and a timeline of vampire literature before Dracula. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Dracula

Authentic music is combined with a new ballet score and various sound effects to create a gripping dramatization of this classic tale -- an undisputed masterpiece of horror writing.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260865

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 947

Authentic music is combined with a new ballet score and various sound effects to create a gripping dramatization of this classic tale -- an undisputed masterpiece of horror writing.

Dracula BBC Tie In Edition

"Bram Stoker's classic horror novel tells the story of English lawyer Jonathan Harker.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785945168

Category: Good and evil

Page: 432

View: 504

"We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things." Bram Stoker's classic horror novel tells the story of English lawyer Jonathan Harker. Travelling to Transylvania to meet his reclusive client, Count Dracula, Harker soon discovers Dracula's true nature- he is a centuries-old monster with an insatiable appetite for blood! Sensing new opportunities to spread his vampire curse, Dracula sets his sights on England. Ranged against him, the wily Professor Van Helsing and a dedicated band of young men and women. But who - living, dead or undead - can stop him? Accompanying the new BBC series from Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, creators of Sherlock, starring Claes Bang as Count Dracula. This Tie-in edition will introduce a whole new generation of fans to the wonders of Stoker's original novel.

The New Annotated Dracula

A lavishly illustrated tribute to Bram Stoker's classic shares additional insights into the historical plausibility of vampire lore, in an edition that surveys more than two centuries of popular culture and myth while providing a detailed ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393064506

Category: Fiction

Page: 613

View: 849

A lavishly illustrated tribute to Bram Stoker's classic shares additional insights into the historical plausibility of vampire lore, in an edition that surveys more than two centuries of popular culture and myth while providing a detailed examination of the book's original typescript and different ending. 30,000 first printing.

Anno Dracula

This brand-new edition of the bestselling novel contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel.

Author: Kim Newman

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 0857685333

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 950

It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel tells the story of vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders. Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London. This brand-new edition of the bestselling novel contains unique bonus material, including a new afterword from Kim Newman, annotations, articles and alternate endings to the original novel.

Post modern Dracula

Vlad ğepeú (Dracula). Bucureúti: Minerva, 1976. Andrews, Richard, and Paul
Schellenberger. The Tomb of God: Unlocking the Code to a 2,000-year-old
Mystery. London: Time Warner, 1996. Anon. “Dracula, by Bram Stoker.” The
Bookman 12 ...

Author: John S. Bak

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144380746X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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“Post/modern Dracula” explores the postmodern in Bram Stoker’s Victorian novel and the Victorian in Francis Ford Coppola’s postmodern film to demonstrate how the century that separates the two artists binds them more than it divides them. What are the postmodern elements of Stoker’s novel? Where are the Victorian traits in Coppola’s film? Is there a postmodern gloss on those Victorian traits? And can there be a Victorian directive behind postmodernism in general? The nine essays compiled in this collection address these and other relevant questions per the novel and the film at three distinct periods: (post)modern Victorianism, post/modernism, and finally postmodernism. Part I on (post)modernist issues in Stoker’s novel establishes the link between Victorian themes and postmodern praxes that begins with colonialist concerns and ends with poststructuralist signification. Part II looks at the post/modernist traits in Stoker’s Dracula, those obviously influenced by modernism but also, with the help of the novel’s plasticity vis-à-vis the media over the last century, by postmodernism. Part III examines more closely the novel’s postmodern characteristics, particularly with respect to Coppola’s 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Dracula defies time and promises to undermine any critical study of it that precisely tries to situate it within a given epoch, including a postmodernist one. Given its relationship to late-capitalist economy, to post-Marxist politics, and to commodity culture, and given its universal appeal to human fears and anxieties, fetishes and fantasies, lusts and desires, Stoker’s novel will forever remain post/modern—always haunting our future, as it has repeatedly done so our past. Though scholars of Dracula and Gothic literature in general will find some of the essays innovative and engaging per today’s literary criticism, the book is also intended for both an informed general reader and a novice student of the novel and of the film. As such, a few essays are highly specialized in postmodern theory, whereas others are more centered around the sociohistorical context of the novel and film and use various postmodern theories as inroads into the novel’s or the film’s study.

Dracula s Crypt

Barbara Belford , Bram Stoker : A Biography of the Author of Dracula ( New York :
Alfred A . Knopf , 1996 ) ; Peter Haining and Peter Tremayne , The Un - Dead :
The Legend of Bram Stoker and Dracula ( London : Constable Press , 1997 ) . 2 .

Author: Joseph Valente

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252026966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

View: 167

"An ingenious reappraisal of a classic text, Dracula's Crypt presents Stoker's novel as a subtly ironic commentary on England's preoccupation with racial purity. Probing psychobiographical, political, and cultural elements of Stoker's background and milieu, Joseph Valente distinguishes Stoker's viewpoint from that of his virulently racist, hypermasculine vampire hunters, showing how the author's dual Anglo-Celtic heritage and uncertain status as an Irish parvenu among London's theatrical elite led him to espouse a progressive racial ideology at odds with the dominant Anglo-Saxon supremacism. In the light of Stoker's experience, the shabby-genteel Count Dracula can be seen as a doppelganger, an ambiguous figure who is at once the blood-conscious landed aristocrat and the bloodthirsty foreign invader."--BOOK JACKET.

In Search of Dracula

The castle was later given to Dracula, who controlled it in recompense for his
services to the Hun- yadis at a crucial time of conflict with the local German
merchants. Much of what was left of the original town was destroyed by the Turks
during ...

Author: Raymond T. McNally

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395657836

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 719

Traces the history and folklore of vampires

Dracula

CHAPTER ONE Jonathan Harker ' s Diary : Castle Dracula 4 MAY Castle Dracula
, Transylvania It was past midnight when my carriage turned into the gates of
Castle Dracula . No lights shone from its windows . A tall old man , dressed from ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237524012

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 228

The 'Fast Track Classics' series presents retold, shortened versions of classic novels that are suitable for children working at Key Stage Two. The stories are retold so as to lose none of the strength and character of the originals.

Legends of Dracula

Catholic . ( Hungary was a Catholic land , while the people of Wallachia
belonged to the Eastern Orthodox church ) . If Dracula would convert , Matthias
would support him once again as the prince of Wallachia . If he did not convert ,
he would ...

Author: Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822549420

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 468

Discusses Vlad the Impaler, the historical person behind Count Dracula, describes how Bram Stoker came to write his famous novel about him, and examines how the character has been portrayed on stage and screen.

Bram Stoker s Dracula

CHAPTER 3 READING DRACULA DRACULA IN CRITICISM Dracula has
attracted the attention of a remarkable breadth of critical and theoretical
approaches over the past 50 years. These range from the most orthodox of 1970s
Freudian ...

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826495362

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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A concise, readable and comprehensive introduction to Bram Stoker's classic Dracula (1897) for undergraduates.

From Dickens to Dracula

CHAPTER 6 Bankerization panic and the corporate personality in Dracula During
the years Bram Stoker worked on Dracula ( 1897 ) , the economy revived itself
from the doldrums of the Great Depression . Historians note that between 1893 ...

Author: Gail Turley Houston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521846776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

View: 424

Ranging from the realism of Dickens to the horror of Dracula, Gail Turley Houston examines how the language and imagery of economics, commerce and banking are transformed in Gothic fiction, and traces literary and uncanny elements in economic writings of the period. Houston pays particular attention to the term 'panic' as it moved between its double uses as a banking term and a defining emotion in sensational fiction.

Bram Stoker s Notes for Dracula

Many literary critics are baffled by Dracula's undying popularity. Glen St. John
Barclay realizes “No book could possibly have been so successful without
possessing some extraordinary features,” (40) yet he maintains that “the people
in the ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078647730X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 187

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 analyzed. This painstaking work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes and thoroughly analyzes 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. Ample annotations 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.

Dracula

Author: Steven Dietz

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822215493

Category: Drama

Page: 89

View: 478

THE STORY: I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you. This new adaptation restores the suspense a

Young Dracula

NOTES During the premiere production of YOUNG DRACULA , OR THE
SINGING BAT , one thing was clear . The show is amazingly simple Broadway
musical . The chorus ( Students and Gypsies ) can be as large or small as
desired .

Author: Tim J. Kelly

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 63

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Dracula

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788172344771

Category: Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)

Page: 366

View: 301


Dracula in the Dark

Dracula, Dracula In his now-classic history of the gothic novel, The Gothic Flame,
Sir Devendra Varma, one of the first modern scholars to demonstrate an interest
in gothic and horror literature, proclaimed, "The prince of vampires is Bram ...

Author: James Craig Holte

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313292156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

View: 908

Traces the changing nature of Dracula film representations, from the early silent adaptations to recent popular dramas such as Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Dracula Baby

... Lucy - - - - LUCY . No , Arthur , you listen . . . ISN ' T IT TIME ? LUCY Haste
makes waste , A very old saying , Act I Page 35 Dracula , Baby.

Author: Claire Strauch

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871296269

Category: Musicals

Page: 104

View: 189


Dracula

Dozens of other movies use “Dracula” in their titles, even though they bear no
resemblance to the novel. Ranging from mediocre to dreadful, these include films
such as House of Dracula, Son of Dracula, Return of Dracula, Dracula Has Risen
 ...

Author: Elizabeth Miller

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1644616211

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 828

Transylvanian mystique and legendary hauntedness surround the most infamous Bram Stoker’s protagonists, forming a legacy that allows the myth to continue into modern times, maintaining a cultish following, yet broadening to a general fascination. Intrigued by evil and gore, Stoker developed a literary presence that was effortlessly translated to screen by the likes of Murnau, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and Francis Ford Coppola. Dracula became such an obsession as it embodied a taboo subject matter: the desire for blood and sex. Filled with extraordinary pictures of the Count, his literary companions, and the movie idols, this is a treasure only to be read by daylight!