Bram Stoker's Dracula

Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997

Author: Carol Margaret Davison

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1554881056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Winner of the 1997 International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Best Non-fiction Book In 1897, Archibald Constable & Company published a novel by the unheralded Bram Stoker. That novel, Dracula, has gone on to become perhaps the most influential novel of all time. To commemorate the centennial of that great novel, Carol Margaret Davison has brought together this collection of essays by some of the world’s leading scholars. The essays analyze Stoker’s original novel and celebrate its legacy in popular culture. The continuing presence of Dracula and vampire fiction and films provides proof that, as Davison writes, Dracula is "alive and sucking." "Dracula is a Gothic mandala, a vast design in which multiple reflections of the elements of the genre are configured in elegant sets of symmetries. It is also a sort of lens, bringing focus and compression to diverse Gothic motifs, including not only vampirism but madness, the night, spoiled innocence, disorder in nature, sacrilege, cannibalism, necrophilia, psychic projection, the succubus, the incubus, the ruin, and the tomb. Gathering up and unifying all that came before it, and casting its great shadow over all that came and continues to come after, its influence on twentieth-century Gothic fiction and film is unique and irresistible." from the Preface by Patrick McGrath
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

A Reader's Guide

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.
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Bram Stoker - Dracula

Author: William Hughes

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This comprehensive survey of the critical response to Dracula provides an overview of the trends and development of work surrounding the novel. The critics and approaches discussed range from the earliest studies to the present day, with particular emphasis on biography, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, Irish studies and gender.
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Dracula

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553898531

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror." A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.
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Bram Stokeräó»s Notes for Dracula

A Facsimile Edition

Author: Bram Stoker,Robert Eighteen-Bisang,Elizabeth Miller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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"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, where they are housed today. This comprehensive work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes"--Provided by publisher.
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Dracula

Author: Crane Johnson,Bram Stoker

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822203261

Category: Drama

Page: 41

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THE STORY: Everyone is familiar with the dark tale of Dr. Seward, his fiancée, Lucy, and their mysterious neighbor, Count Dracula, but here the events take on intensified effect through the heightened action and simplified staging of this fast-movi
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Dracula

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 "
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Dracula

Author: Steven Dietz

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822215493

Category: Drama

Page: 89

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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
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