Dracula Files

Author: Gerry Finley Day,Eric Bradbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781085998

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Page: 96

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KGB officer Colonel Stakis desperately hunts for Count Dracula, who is spreading terror in 1980s Britain after escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. Blending Cold War paranoia with horror staples, Gerry Finley-Day and Eric Bradbury's strip overcame sustained attempts at censorship to become one of the most popular strips in the 1980s' best horror comics.
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Dracula and Philosophy

Author: Nicolas Michaud,Janelle Pötzsch

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698959

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 3977

Twenty-four nocturnal philosophers stake out and vivisect Dracula from many angles, unearthing evidence from numerous movies and shows—macabre, terrifying, tragic, and comic. Altmann decides whether Dracula can really be blamed for his crimes, since it’s his nature as a vampire to behave a certain way. Arp argues that Dracula’s addiction to live human blood dooms him to perpetual misery. Karavitis sees Dracula as a Randian individual pitted against the Marxist collective. Ketcham contrives a meeting between Dracula and the Jewish theologian Maimonides. Littmann maintains that if we disapprove of Dracula’s behavior, we ought to be vegetarians. Mahon uses the example of Dracula to resolve nagging problems about the desirability of immortality. McCrossin and Wolfe, disinter some of the re-interpretations of this now-mythical character, and asks whether we can identify an essential Dracula. Pramik shows how the Dracula tale embodies Kierkegaard’s three stages of life. Barkman and Versteeg ponder what it would really feel like to be Dracula. The Greens publish some previous unknown letters between Dracula and Camus's Meursault. Vuckovich looks at the sexual morality of characters in the Dracula saga. De Waal explains that "Dragula" is scary because every time this being appears, it causes "gender trouble."
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Dracula in Visual Media

Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921–2010

Author: John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786462019

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.
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The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593484

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

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Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.
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Vampires Are Us

Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side

Author: Adler, Margot

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578635608

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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“Vampires. Why do we care? In these pages you will find what is very simply, the most literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating answer to that question ever written.” ?Whitley Strieber In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality. Margot Adler writes, “Vampires let us play with death and the issue of mortality. They let us ponder what it would mean to be truly long lived. Would the long view allow us to see the world differently, imagine social structures differently? Would it increase or decrease our reverence for the planet? Vampires allow us to ask questions we usually bury.” As Adler, a longtime NPR correspondent and question asker, sat vigil at her dying husband’s bedside, she found herself newly drawn to vampire novels and their explorations of mortality. Over the next four years—by now she has read more than 270 vampire novels, from teen to adult, from gothic to modern, from detective to comic—she began to see just how each era creates the vampires it needs. Dracula, an Eastern European monster, was the perfect vehicle for 19th-century England’s fear of outsiders and of disease seeping in through its large ports. In 1960s America, Dark Shadows gave us the morally conflicted vampire struggling against his own predatory nature, who still enthralls us today. Think Spike and Angel, Stefan and Damon, Bill and Eric, the Cullens. Vampires Are Us explores the issues of power, politics, morality, identity, and even the fate of the planet that show up in vampire novels today. Perhaps, Adler suggests, our blood is oil, perhaps our prey is the planet. Perhaps vampires are us.
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The Dracula book

Author: Donald F. Glut

Publisher: Scarecrow Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

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Explores the history and lore of the vampire figure and examines Stoker's Dracula and his representation on the screen and in the comics
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Empire of the East

Author: Fred Saberhagen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429980192

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. In the darkness of the shadows and whispered on the winds, there is talk of a rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed. Determined to regain their freedom, the rebellion, heavily outnumbered, plans to overthrow an army of thousands . . . with the help of one incredible weapon. It is only a legend, a story left over from the Old World before magic and the wizards came to the land. A weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom, or defeat. One young man, determined to avenge the death of his family, sets out to join the rebellion and find Elephant. What he discovers will change everything. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Draculas Gast

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849644154

Category: Fiction

Page: 17

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"Geschichten für schlaflose Nächte" bietet Ihnen die schönsten, gruseligsten, unheimlichsten und atemberaubendsten Kurzgeschichten der okkulten und übernatürlichen Belletristik. Klassiker des Horror-, Geister- und Mystery-Genres erwachen hier zu neuem Leben. Band 3: Draculas Gast Viele Literaturexperten sind der Auffassung, dass diese Kurzgeschichte das fehlende, erste Kapitel des Klassikers und Bestsellers "Dracula" darstellt. Die Geschichte folgt einem Engländer, der auf der Durchreise nach Transylvanien in München Station macht. Es ist Walpurgisnacht und trotz einer deutlichen Warnung eines Hotelangestellten verlässt der Engländer bei einem Ausflug seine Kutsche, um einem verlassenen, "unheiligen" Dorf einen Besuch abzustatten ....
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A Reader's Guide to Fantasy

Author: Baird Searles,Beth Meacham,Michael Franklin

Publisher: Facts On File Inc

ISBN: 9780871967725

Category: Fantastic American fiction

Page: 196

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A guide to major fantasy authors, awards, and categories of the genre.
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Das erste Buch der Schwerter

Author: Fred Saberhagen

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959815107

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Zwölf Schwerter mit unterschiedlichen magischen Fähigkeiten werden vom göttlichen Schmied Vulkan an die Menschen verteilt. Ein Schwert bringt grenzenloses Glück, ein anderes kann ein ganzes Schloss in Schutt und Asche legen und wieder ein anderes die Feinde seines Besitzers noch am anderen Ende der Welt töten. Ein grausames Spiel zur Belustigung des Götter beginnt, als unter den Menschen der Krieg um diese zwölf mächtigen Schwerter ausbricht. Am Ende steht die Entscheidung, wer die Menschheit zukünftig regieren soll – oder wer sie endgültig vernichtet.
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Nightmare

The Birth of Horror

Author: Christopher Frayling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)

Page: 224

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Tallulahland

Author: Lynn Messina

Publisher: Don Mills, ON : Red Dress Ink

ISBN: 9780373250448

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 9192

Talented furniture designer Tallulah West would rather not follow in the footsteps of her famous furniture-designer father. But when Tallulah discovers her mother has left her a plot of land in the country, she contemplates a different path altogether.
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The Vampire Files, Volume One

Author: P. N. Elrod

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101568038

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Bloodlist introduces Jack Fleming, an investigative journalist in Prohibition-era Chicago who got bitten by a vampire. In Lifeblood and Bloodcircle Jack hunted for the men who killed him, and for his long-lost love, Maureen. Now, the original vampire-noir cult classics by P.N. Elrod are together for the first time in one volume-easier for fans to sink their teeth into.
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Microelectronic Failure Analysis

Desk Reference

Author: Richard J. Ross,Christian Boit,Donald Staab

Publisher: Asm International

ISBN: 9780871706386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 643

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Forty-seven papers on electronics failure analysis provide an overview for newcomers to the field and a reference tool for the experienced analyst. Topics include electron/ion bean-based techniques, deprocessing and sample preparation, and physical/chemical defect characterization. For the fourth ed
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Fallstudien

Die dunklen Fälle des Harry Dresden: Anthologie

Author: Jim Butcher

Publisher: Feder & Schwert

ISBN: 3867623341

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Harry Dresden, Chicagos einziger professioneller Magier, bewohnt eine Welt voller Intrigen und übernatürlicher Kreaturen aller Art. Machen Sie in dieser neuen Anthologie Bekanntschaft mit diesen seltsamen Wesen, während Harry die dunkle Seite der Wahrheit, der Gerechtigkeit und des American Way of Life erforscht. Vom Wilden Westen bis hin zum Baseballstadion Wrigley Field – überall lauern in dieser Kurzgeschichtensammlung Menschen, Zombies, Dämonen und sogar Mitglieder der Feenhöfe, die eine Unterscheidung zwischen Freund und Feind schwierig machen. In der hier erstmals veröffentlichten Novelle "Ein Tag im Zoo" betritt Harry als Vater Neuland, während liebgewonnene Charaktere wie Molly Carpenter und Anastasia Luccio, seine einstige Schülerin und nun Wächterin des Weißen Rates, klassischere Abenteuer erleben. Diese Sammlung enthält neun erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzte Geschichten aus dem Harry-Dresden-Universum, die sowohl Fans der ersten Stunde als auch neuen Leserinnen und Lesern spannende Unterhaltung und neue Einblicke in Harrys düsteres und gleichzeitig einmalig komisches Universum bieten. Hinweis: Geschichten, die bereits in Im Auftrag des Yeti publiziert wurden, sind in dieser Sammlung nicht enthalten.
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The World of Horrotica

Dormant

Author: David Edward Collier

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483690814

Category: Fiction

Page: 669

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THE APOCALYPSE CODEX PROPHESIZES THE COMING OF THE APOCALYPSE, UNLESS, OF COURSE, THE UNDERGROUND APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE CAN PREVENT THE APOCALYPSE FROM HAPPENING. HOWEVER, IN THE TRICKY PROCESS OF TRYING TO PREVENT THE APOCALYPSE, THE APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE INSTEAD CAUSES THE APOCALYPSE TO BEGIN. IS THE ZOMBIE DOOMSDAY UPON US: IN SHADOW OF TOMORROW, HELLREBEL AND HELLDEVIL ARE ORPHANED TWINS RAISED AS DAY-WALKING VAMPIRE HUNTERS BY THE BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD, OTHERWISE KNOWN DOWN THE ROAD AS THE UNDERGROUND APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE. WALKING DEAD MEN WANTED AS VIGILANTE OUTLAWS HUNTED DOWN BY THE LAW, HELLREBEL AND HELLDEVIL MUST HUNT DOWN THE DEVIL INCARNATE BEFORE THE DEVIL INCARNATE HUNTS DOWN SIN INCARNATE. OTHERWISE, SIN INCARNATE WILL GIVE BIRTH TO DEATH INCARNATE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DID YOU KNOW ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON PENNED DR. JECKYLL AND MR. HYDE ON A SIX-DAY COCAINE BINGE? LIKE DR. JECKYLL AND MR. HYDE, EACH ONE OF US HAS A SPLIT PERSONALITY. THE GOOD SIDE THAT WE SHOW OFF DURING THE DAY, AND THEN THAT DARK SIDE THAT WE TRY TO KEEP HIDDEN IN THE DARKEST CORNER OF OUR CLOSET. I HIDE THESE EPISODES INSIDE THE CLOSET. WE ALL HAVE SKELETONS BURIED IN OUR CLOSET. BUT ME, I HAVE A CEMETERY BURIED IN MINE. HOWEVER, I FEAR SOMEONE WILL UNLOCK MY CLOSET. I SEE IT EVERY NIGHT IN MY NIGHTMARES, NIGHTMARES THAT WAKE ME EVERY NIGHT. LIKE FRANKENSTEIN, I SEE MYSELF FLEEING IN FEAR, RUNNING FASTER AND FASTER, RUSHING DOWN A DARK ROAD DISAPPEARING THROUGH THE SNOW-SWEPT WOODS GROWING DARKER AMIDST A BITTER WINTER, RUNNING FARTHER AND FURTHER AWAY, RUSHING THROUGH THE WIND-SWEPT WILD. IT WANDERS WAYWARD ACROSS UNFOLDING VIRGIN VISTAS AS IT WONDERS TO GOD IN HEAVEN, WHY THE HELL IN THE WORLD ARE THE RABID DOGS IN SUCH RUTHLESS, PITILESS, RELENTLESS PURSUIT? THERE ARE SOME DOGS THAT BARK. HOWEVER, THERE ARE OTHER DOGS THAT BITE. SAVE ME FROM MY SINS BEFORE THEY CATCH UP TO ME. MAN MAKES HIS HELL AND MY MIND IS MINE. SAVE ME FROM THE DEVIL AND FREE MY SOUL FROM THIS LIVING HELL. AS A WALKING DEAD MAN HUNTED DOWN IN THE DEAD MANS LAND, YUPPIE CITY WAS HOOKED ON MALE FUEL. MALE FUEL TURNED YOU INTO A MAN. MALE FUEL TURNED YOU INTO A MACHINE. MALE FUEL TURNED YOU INTO A MONSTER. HOWEVER, WHEN BIO/CIDE WENT UNDER, BIO/CIDE CITY NO LONGER MASS-PRODUCED MALE FUEL. THE ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOM OF MALE FUEL WAS THAT YOU DEVELOPED VIOLENT ZOMBIE-LIKE BEHAVIOR THAT TURNED YOU INTO A HUMAN BEAST THAT BEHAVED LIKE A ZOMBIE. WHAT WAS STILL LEFT AT THE BIO/CIDE CITY WAS HORDED BY HUMANS THAT TOOK REFUGE UNDERGROUND. HOWEVER, FOR THOSE THAT WERE STILL ALIVE, THE UNDERWORLD WAS NOT ANY BETTER THAN THE WORLD THEY LEFT BEHIND. FOLLOWING THE GRAVEYARD WARS, THE WORLD OF HORROTICA WAS RECLAIMED BY THE OUTCASTS AND THE OUTLAWS WHO WEATHERED THE STORM WHILE LIVING UNDERGROUND WHERE THE REMAINING REMNANTS OF THE HUMAN CIVILIZATION RETURNED TO THE MORTAL WORLD WHERE THE OUTCASTS AND THE OUTLAWS TOOK CONTROL OF THE HUMAN WORLD, WHICH BECAME KNOWN AS THE LAWLESS LAND.
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AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: N.A

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The Dracula Syndrome

Author: Richard Monaco,Bill Burt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780380770625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

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A look at the crimes of true-life fiends describes the gruesome doings of James Riva, Pete Kurten, Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo, Octavio Flores, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. Original.
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Mina/the Dracula Story Continues

Author: Marie Kiraly

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425143599

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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After nearly falling prey to the seductive power of Dracula, the vampire prince, Mina Harker finds it hauntingly difficult to return to the ordinary world of mortal marriage, in a sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Original.
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Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula

The Adventure of the Solitary Grave

Author: Christian Klaver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781500208943

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

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From the Supernatural Case Files of Sherlock HolmesLondon's most beloved detective encounters his most deadly foe, and the results will be unlike any Sherlock Holmes adventure before it!Some Reviews for 'The Adventure of the Solitary Grave':"This blending of two major Victorian characters is written in a style so seamless you can almost believe it was found in the attic of one of Doyle's editors. Yes, it's a little darker than I usually read, but I honestly couldn't put it down. The nuances of Holmes, Watson, and yes, Count Vlad Dracula himself are layered and well-drawn. You'll hold your breath, I promise. It's quite simply the most believable Holmes/fantasy crossover I've ever read." - from STEAMED! @ http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com"What's most remarkable about this story is the degree of authenticity Klaver gives it-- it reads just like a story by Doyle (or Watson, if you prefer!). The attention to Victorian detail is also noteworthy, and it's clear that the author knows his Holmes mythology. You may think you've seen all that can be done with teh sub-genre of "Holmes meets Dracula" tales, but The Case of the Solitary Grave is exciting and refreshingly unpredictable. As a bonus, we get a very touching look at the deep bond of friendship between Holmes and Watson." - Heath Lowrance"I was very pleased with this short story. I am a big fan of the original Sherlock Holmes stories and of the novel Dracula. This short story was well written and was strikingly similar to the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the original tales." - JVibThe Supernatural Case-Files of Sherlock HolmesThe Adventure of the Solitary GraveThe Adventure of the Innsmouth WhalerThe Adventure of the Lustrous Pearl
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