A Dracula Handbook

Did Stoker die of syphilis? How did Count Dracula become a vampire? Does Count Dracula have any redeeming qualities? How was the novel Dracula received when published in 1897? What did Stoker himself say about the novel?

Author: Elizabeth Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1413480942

Category: Education

Page: 199

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A DRACULA HANDBOOK A Dracula Handbook provides succinct and accurate information about Dracula. Written for a general readership, the book should appeal to aficionados, students and the just-plain-curious. Using question/answer format, the book covers a range of topics: the origins of the vampire myth; the life of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula (1897); the novel, its genesis and sources; the historical figure (Vlad the Impaler) whose nickname Stoker borrowed for his Count; an examination of the connection between Vlad and Count Dracula; the phenomenal impact the novel has had since its publication; and an overview of interpretations of the book. Also included is a comprehensive reading list. Here are some of the many questions that are directly answered in the book: What are the roots of vampire lore? How did vampires move from folklore to literature? What do we know about the actual writing of Dracula? Where did Bram Stoker find his information about vampires? Are there any autobiographical elements in Dracula? Did Dracula originate in a nightmare? What do we know of the relationship between Stoker and his wife? Did Stoker die of syphilis? How did Count Dracula become a vampire? Does Count Dracula have any redeeming qualities? How was the novel Dracula received when published in 1897? What did Stoker himself say about the novel? Why did Stoker name his vampire "Dracula"? Why did he select Transylvania as the vampire's homeland? How much did Stoker really know about Vlad the Impaler? Was Vlad ever associated with vampire legends? What are our main sources of information about Vlad? Why do many Romanians consider Vlad to be a national hero? Which of the Dracula movies is the best adaptation of Stoker's novel? What impact has Dracula had on subsequent vampire fiction? Why does Count Dracula have such enduring appeal? How do Romanians feel about Dracula tourism in their country? Is there a real Castle Dracula? What are some of the interpretations of Dracula? Is Dracula a classic? And many, many more! Depending on the complexity of the questions, the answers range from 5-6 lines to several pages. At the end of each chapter there is a shortlist for further reading. At the end of the book there is a comprehensive Bibliography.

Bram Stoker s Dracula

A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scholars analyzing and celebrating the novel's legacy in popular culture.

Author: Carol Margaret Davison

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550022792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 107

A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scholars analyzing and celebrating the novel's legacy in popular culture.

Dracula

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Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

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In Search of Dracula

Traces the history and folklore of vampires

Author: Raymond T. McNally

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395657836

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 556

Traces the history and folklore of vampires

Dracula

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

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Dracula Prince of Many Faces

Covering Vlad Dracula’s entire life and subsequent legend, this book includes “a fascinating chapter on the mystery of Dracula’s empty grave” (New York Times Book Review).

Author: Radu R. Florescu

Publisher: Hachette+ORM

ISBN: 0316092266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

View: 576

A biography of the real 15th-century Wallachian leader known as Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the classic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Dreaded by his enemies, emulated by later rulers like Ivan the Terrible, honored by his countrymen even today, Vlad Dracula was surely one of the most intriguing figures to have stalked the corridors of European and Asian capitals in the fifteenth century. Vlad Dracula also served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale. However, as this biography proves, “the real Dracula is far more interesting than the fictional vampire” (Houston Chronicle). Covering Vlad Dracula’s entire life and subsequent legend, this book includes “a fascinating chapter on the mystery of Dracula’s empty grave” (New York Times Book Review). Praise for Dracula, Prince of Many Faces “Florescu and McNally manage to capture the ruthlessness, romance, and courage that characterized Dracula’s ultimately pitiable life. . . . A fascinating look at political intrigue in fifteenth-century Eastern Europe.” —Lamar B. Graham, Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement

Dracula

THE STORY: I want your fear.

Author: Steven Dietz

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822215493

Category: Drama

Page: 89

View: 175

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

Dracula Om Illustrated Classics

Soon, Dracula claims his first victim, the beautiful Lucy Westenra, a friend of Jonathan’s wife Mina. But this is just the beginning of Dracula’s cruel intentions. And evil must be vanquished, before it can claim more victims!

Author: Abrham Bram Stoker

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9385031538

Category:

Page: 240

View: 456

“I am Dracula. Welcome to my house. Enter freely and of your own will.”Jonathan Harker has little idea that his business trip to meet the mysterious Count of Transylvania would turn into his worst nightmare. Held captive in Dracula’s strange, dark castle, Jonathan discovers that the Count is in fact a vampire, who has been living on human blood for centuries! Soon, Dracula claims his first victim, the beautiful Lucy Westenra, a friend of Jonathan’s wife Mina. But this is just the beginning of Dracula’s cruel intentions. And evil must be vanquished, before it can claim more victims! Now, it will take some clever and courageous people—Professor Van Helsing, Dr Seward, Arthur Holmwood, Quincey Morris, Jonathan and Mina Harker—to outwit and completely destroy the indomitable Dracula. Much before vampires became a fad for the 21st-century reader, Bram Stoker wrote Dracula. Packed with action, thrill and horror, and written in an epistolary form, this mother-of-all gothic novels is a classic page-turner.

Draculas Vampires and Other Undead Forms

The essays analyze the complexity Dracula embodies outside the conventional landscape of films with which the vampire is typically associated.

Author: John Edgar Browning

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

View: 605

Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream cinema reinventing Dracula. Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms assembles provocative essays that examine Dracula films and their movement across borders of nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, and genre since the 1920s. The essays analyze the complexity Dracula embodies outside the conventional landscape of films with which the vampire is typically associated. Focusing on Dracula and Dracula-type characters in film, anime, and literature from predominantly non-Anglo markets, this anthology offers unique perspectives that seek to ground depictions and experiences of Dracula within a larger political, historical, and cultural framework.

Dracula

Author: Margaret Louise Carter

Publisher: Umi Research Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

View: 885


Dracula

A graphic novel version of the lord of the undead that follows his quests for blood from the living to ensure his survival.

Author: Michael Mucci

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402731523

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 569

A graphic novel version of the lord of the undead that follows his quests for blood from the living to ensure his survival.

On Dracula

Reprinted in its original form, this edition of Dracula is perfect for a first time reader, or as a classic to keep forever.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780335156

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 970

No book since Mrs Shelley's Frankenstein, or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror - Poe is nowhere..."-Charlotte Stoker (Mother of Bram Stoker). Originally published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula has spawned countless new editions, inspired over fifty films, and hundreds of reimaginings. The iconic and terrifying character of Stoker's imagination has permeated our conciousness in such away that Dracula is the seminal vampire of popular culture. Set across London and into the darkest corners of Eastern Europe, Dracula is told through the journal entries and letters of its protagonists as they strive to survive the presence of Count Dracula in their lives. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to assist in a land transaction, but finds himself trapped in the Count's castle, tormented by strange and unearthly occurrences. After a miraculous escape, he returns to England, only to find that the Count has followed him to London and has begun tracking his fiancé, Mina... Reprinted in its original form, this edition of Dracula is perfect for a first time reader, or as a classic to keep forever.

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: 700

"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.

Dracula

Author: Christopher P. Nichols

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871290915

Category:

Page: 40

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Dracula

Cazacu’s Dracula offers the most authoritative scholarly biography of Vlad III the Impaler (d. 1476), including how his imagery evolved from contemporary to modern times.

Author: Matei Cazacu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004349219

Category: History

Page: 492

View: 172

Cazacu’s Dracula offers the most authoritative scholarly biography of Vlad III the Impaler (d. 1476), including how his imagery evolved from contemporary to modern times.

Dracula Baby

Author: Claire Strauch

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871296269

Category: Musicals

Page: 104

View: 590


Dracula

Presents a history of vampires, and vampires in literature, films, theater, and folklore, and looks at Bram Stoker's retelling of the classic story * An exploration and the history of vampire myths, including the tale of Vlad the Impaler * ...

Author: Leonard Wolf

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 321

View: 407

Presents a history of vampires, and vampires in literature, films, theater, and folklore, and looks at Bram Stoker's retelling of the classic story

Dracula Blood of Nosferatu

Requiring a cast of 16 and a modular unit set, this is an ambitious but rewarding play, particularly well suited to university theater departments looking for a Halloween offering with substantial bite.

Author: Darryl S. Pickett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595208010

Category: Drama

Page: 168

View: 657

Celebrated fantasist and storyteller Darryl Pickett presents a surprising new look at Dracula in this dynamic new adaptation. The oft-retold Bram Stoker tale receives a transfusion of wit, social conscience and brooding paranoia. Highlighting a fiercely independent Mina Murray at odds with Victorian codes and mores, this version sets aside the swooning romantic melodrama of so many recent Draculas, and brings to life a horrific, corrupting force truly more terrifying than death. Requiring a cast of 16 and a modular unit set, this is an ambitious but rewarding play, particularly well suited to university theater departments looking for a Halloween offering with substantial bite.

Post modern Dracula

Lucy is clearly the main narrative spring, upstaging a frail-looking Van Helsing
and the Pickwickian physician, Dr Seward. Her will power remains strong, even
under the withering gaze of Dracula. Old death carries no sting in the comforting
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Author: John S. Bak

Publisher: John S Bak

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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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-a-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

This is just one of the mysteries explored in the many studies contained in this volume. This book includes a wide range of studies on the life and times of Vlad III Dracula by leading historians and scholars from around the world.

Author: Kurt Treptow

Publisher: Center for Romanian Studies

ISBN: 159211072X

Category: History

Page: 444

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Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [?epe?], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became obscured behind a veil of myths. As a result, he has been portrayed as both a bloodthirsty tyrant – which degenerated down through the centuries into the fictional vampire of the same name created by the Irish author Bram Stoker at the end of the nineteenth century – and as a national and Christian hero who bravely fought to defend both his native land and all of Europe against the Islamic threat posed by the Ottoman Turks. The printing press had first come into use just prior to the beginning of his principal reign, allowing information to be more widely disseminated throughout the continent. This created a public appetite for sensational stories and one might argue that Vlad was one of the earliest victims of “fake news.” A series of pamphlets circulated throughout Europe, already during his lifetime, intended to tarnish the reputation of the Wallachian prince, who had bravely confronted the Ottoman threat. This served to create a justification as to why funds received by the Hungarian king from the Pope to finance a new Christian crusade against the Turks had been diverted to other purposes. This is just one of the mysteries explored in the many studies contained in this volume. This book includes a wide range of studies on the life and times of Vlad III Dracula by leading historians and scholars from around the world. It presents a diversity of viewpoints, allowing the reader to understand the different historical perspectives with which Vlad is viewed in modern historiography. It also includes a wealth of supplementary materials, essential for anyone interested in learning about the life of Vlad the Impaler: translations of important documents concerning his reign; a genealogy of the family of Vlad the Impaler, translations from Turkish and Byzantine chronicles referring to the controversial Wallachian prince; a chronology, and an extensive bibliography of works on the life and times of Vlad the Impaler. Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad the Impaler is an attempt to penetrate behind the myths surrounding the real Dracula and to uncover the true story of this legendary historical figure. *** This collection of studies is edited by Dr. Kurt W. Treptow, author of one of the finest monographs on the subject: Vlad III Dracula: The Life and Times of the Historical Dracula. Included are works by leading American, British, and Romanian scholars on Vlad the Impaler, including Constantin C. Giurescu, Veniamin Ciobanu, Matei Cazacu, Kurt W, Treptow, Radu R. Florescu, Raymond T. McNally, ?tefan Andreescu, Eric D. Tappe, Grigore Nandri?, Alexandru Du?u, David Prodan, Nicolae Stoicescu, Anton Balot?, P.P. Panaitescu, George D. Florescu, and Constantin Rezachevici.