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Dracula - Broadview Editions (Paperback)
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Dracula - Broadview Editions (Paperback)

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Paperback 493 Pages / Published: 30/12/1997
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To borrow a phrase used by one of the characters in the novel, Dracula is "nineteenth century up-to-date with a vengeance." In her introduction to this edition Glennis Byron first discusses the famous novel as an expression not of universal fears and desires, but of specifically late nineteenth-century concerns. And she discusses too the ways in which to the modern reader it is not Transylvania but London that is the location of the monstrosity in Dracula.The many appendices include contemporary reviews; source materials drawn on by Stoker; documents expressing contemporary views on trances, sleepwalking and hypnotism; and other relevant writing by Stoker, including "the censorship of Fiction," in which he expresses his belief in the need to defend the social and moral purity of the nation.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781551111360
Number of pages: 493
Weight: 596 g
Dimensions: 230 x 141 x 26 mm


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"No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." - David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." - Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." - Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." - Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University


"No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." - David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." - Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." - Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." - Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University


"No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." -- David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." -- Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." -- Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." -- Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University


"No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." -- David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." -- Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." -- Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." -- Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University

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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

Paperback edition
30th April 2013
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