Dracula (Paperback)
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Dracula (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 27/03/2003
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Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire, the Penguin Classics edition of Dracula is edited with notes and an introduction by Maurice Hindle, as well as a preface by Christopher Frayling. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries - led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing - Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. For this completely updated edition, Maurice Hindle has revised his introduction, list of further reading and notes, and added two appendices: Stoker's essay on censorship and his interview with Winston Churchill, both published in 1908. Christopher Frayling's preface discusses the significance and the influences that contributed to his creation of the Dracula myth. Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847-1912) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Stoker joined the Irish Civil Service, before his love of theatre led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Mail. He went on to act as manager and secretary for the actor Sir Henry Irving while writing his novels, the most famous of which is Dracula (1897). If you enjoyed Dracula, you may like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, also available in Penguin Classics. 'One of the most powerful horror tales ever written' Malcolm Bradbury 'Nobody has ever filmed it like Bram Stoker wrote it' Sir Christopher Lee 'Staggeringly lurid and perverse' Sarah Waters, author of Fingersmith

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141439846
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 351 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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“Excellent”

I simply loved this book, we read it in my rec at sixth form. Most of the people in my group couldn't be bothered reading it, but i stuck with it and I am so glad I did! It really made me frightened when I went... More

Paperback edition
6th April 2010
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“Dracula”

The first half was so good. Exciting and scary and fast paced and then the second half was just draggy! Why did it go so boring? I got slightly fed up with the characters dripping over each other so much and then the... More

Paperback edition
27th January 2012
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“Different Composition”

I bought this book for my son. Myself, I was attracted to the illustration on the front cover as I like books I buy to be aesthetically pleasing! He is really enjoying reading it, as it is written in a different... More

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30th April 2013
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