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 ...

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 "

Dracula Seasons Edition Fall

The Dracula Seasons Edition--Fall: Presents Bram Stoker’s terrifying novel, widely viewed as the unparalleled exemplification of Gothic horror, permanently establishing its iconic characters as archetypes in the long span of literary ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785253181

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Dracula, by Bram Stoker, one of literature’s most beloved and frightening stories, is now available in a fine exclusive collector’s edition featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike. Each collectible volume will be the perfect addition to any well-appointed library. The Dracula Seasons Edition--Fall: Presents Bram Stoker’s terrifying novel, widely viewed as the unparalleled exemplification of Gothic horror, permanently establishing its iconic characters as archetypes in the long span of literary history Explores such important themes as modernity vs. antiquity, the repercussions of female sexual expression, the threat of madness, fear of “the other,” and the affirmation of Christian salvation Is ideal for special-edition book collectors, fans of literary fiction and classic literature, and people who love both the book and the cinematic adaptations it inspired Whether you’re buying this as a gift or as a self-purchase, this remarkable limited edition features: Beautiful hardcover with a distinctive one-of-a-kind, high-end/high-treatment laser-cut jacket, perfect for standing out on any discerning fiction-lover’s bookshelf Trim Size: 6 x 9 Beautiful decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes distributed throughout An exquisite matching laser-cut bookmark Part of a 4-volume Fall Seasons series including Sense and Sensibility, Anne of Green Gables, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker journeys to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula only to discover that his nobleman client is a vampire who is thirsty for new blood. After imprisoning Harker in his castle, Dracula travels to England to seduce Jonathan’s fiancée, Mina, and the battle against an ineffable evil begins. Dracula by Bram Stoker (Seasons Edition—Fall) is one of four titles available in the Fall Seasons series. The Fall collection also includes Sense and Sensibility, Anne of Green Gables, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets.

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 ...

Author: Joseph Valente

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252026966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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"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.


CHAPTER ONE Jonathan Harker's Diary : Castle Dracula 4 MAY Castle Dracula , Transylvania It was past midnight when my carriage turned into the gates of ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237524012

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 390

The 'Fast Track Classics' series presents retold, shortened versions of classic novels that are suitable for children working at Key Stage Two. The stories are retold so as to lose none of the strength and character of the originals.


Dozens of other movies use “Dracula” in their titles, even though they bear no resemblance to the novel. Ranging from mediocre to dreadful, these include ...

Author: Elizabeth Miller

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1644616211

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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Transylvanian mystique and legendary hauntedness surround the most infamous Bram Stoker’s protagonists, forming a legacy that allows the myth to continue into modern times, maintaining a cultish following, yet broadening to a general fascination. Intrigued by evil and gore, Stoker developed a literary presence that was effortlessly translated to screen by the likes of Murnau, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and Francis Ford Coppola. Dracula became such an obsession as it embodied a taboo subject matter: the desire for blood and sex. Filled with extraordinary pictures of the Count, his literary companions, and the movie idols, this is a treasure only to be read by daylight!

Count Dracula Goes to the Movies

Frankenstein (film) 65 Dracula's Curse (film) 137–, 139–140, , 142–143, , 145– 146 Dracula's Daughter (film) 119, 166– , 170, , 172, 174, 180, 182, ...

Author: Lyndon W. Joslin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476669872

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 728

First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print. Yet most people are familiar with the title character from the movies. Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed literary characters in history--but has he (or Stoker's novel) ever been filmed accurately? In its third edition, this study focuses on 18 adaptations of Dracula from 1922 to 2012, comparing them to the novel and to each other. Fidelity to the novel does not always guarantee a good movie, while some of the better films are among the more freely adapted. The Universal and Hammer sequels are searched for traces of Stoker, along with several other films that borrow from the novel. The author concludes with a brief look at four latter-day projects that are best dismissed or viewed for ironic laughs.

Dracula s Wars

There was a massive purge of boyar families in the first two years of Vlad Dracula's reign and only those men who had returned to Wallachia with him in 1456 ...

Author: James Waterson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750969164

Category: History

Page: 256

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The real Dracula was far from Bram Stoker’s well-mannered aristocrat. Better known as Vlad the Impaler, he was named for his favoured execution method: running a spear through his victim’s lower body, then standing them upright so it skewered their vital organs. In a world ruled by petty tyrants and constantly at war, the young Dracula was held hostage by the Turks while his father was assassinated and his brother was buried alive. Finally released, Dracula conducted an almighty purge, surrounding his palace with noblemen impaled on stakes. Then he turned his attention to military campaigns against the Turks and Bulgars to consolidate his power. Yet to Romanians and the Pope he was a hero and liberator, fighting to protect his kingdom and countrymen from invasion in a complex and treacherous time. And, as an initiate in the Order of the Dragon, Dracula also played a vital (if not entirely noble) part in the fight against the Ottoman war machine. In this full account of Vlad Dracula, James Waterson details the good and the bad of this warlord prince, offering a fascinating insight into the violent end of the Middle Ages.

The Mammoth Book of Dracula

Dracula. You ... liquid lunch.” He read the line as Stanley Kowalski, as Don Corleone, as Charlie Chan, as Jerry Lewis, as Laurence Olivier, ...

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849019150

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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How will the King of Vampires adapt to the social and technological changes brought by the twenty-first century? Could the Count's condition be cured by modern medicine? How does the mythology perpetuated by literature and movies affect the existence of a real bloodsucker? What if Dracula found himself ruler of a world controlled by vampires? Or perhaps political and ecological catastrophe will result in the Count's final destruction? This tribute to the world's greatest vampire collects together more than 200,000 words of Dracula fiction by masters of dark fantasy such as: Hugh B. Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper, John Gordon, Brian Hodge, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Roberta Lannes, Thomas Ligotti, Paul J. McAuley, Nicholas Royle, Guy N. Smith and many more. It also includes a brand new story from Charlaine Harris.


The Truth about Dracula. New York: Stein and Day, 1972. Roth, Phyllis A. Bram Stoker. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1982. Summers, Montague. The Vampire: His Kith and Kin. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1928. Thornburg, Thomas R. "The ...

Author: Margaret Louise Carter

Publisher: Umi Research Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Bram Stoker s Dracula

For anyone interested in a concise yet comprehensive overview of the developments within Dracula criticism since the 1956 publication of Bacil Kirtley's ...

Author: Carol Margaret Davison

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459721136

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

The Cambridge Companion to Dracula

'There is no such thing as “The Vampire”; there are only vampires', not just one Dracula but 'many Draculas', Nina Auerbach argues.1 This is particularly ...

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108548709

Category: Literary Criticism


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Bram Stoker's Dracula is the most famous vampire in literature and film. This new collection of sixteen essays brings together a range of internationally renowned scholars to provide a series of pathways through this celebrated Gothic novel and its innumerable adaptations and translations. The volume illuminates the novel's various pre-histories, critical contexts and subsequent cultural transformations. Chapters explore literary history, Gothic revival scholarship, folklore, anthropology, psychology, sexology, philosophy, occultism, cultural history, critical race theory, theatre and film history, and the place of the vampire in Europe and beyond. These studies provide an accessible guide of cutting-edge scholarship to one of the most celebrated modern Gothic horror stories. This Companion will serve as a key resource for scholars, teachers and students interested in the enduring force of Dracula and the seemingly inexhaustible range of the contexts it requires and readings it might generate.

The Mystery at Dracula s Castle Transylvania Romania

many myths about the legend of the malevolent man known as Count Dracula.” Just hearing the man's strange accent say the words, COOOUNT DRRRRACULA gave ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 9780635080165

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Mimi reads an ad and thinks, "Hmm, would this make a great vacation home for a mystery-book-writing grandmother and her family and friends. Papa says, “Let's take a look.” Soon, Christina and Grant are whisked off aboard the Mystery Girl airplane with Mimi and Papa to Transylvania, Romania where they meet up with a strange real estate agent, tour the famous castle, meet some odd new kid friends, learn about vampires, and meet up with Count Dracula himself! ”Why don't you spend the weekend and see how you like the place?” the agent suggests. They do, and the mystery begins! Hey, is that tomato juice or what they're serving for breakfast? You'll Vant to Come Along on This Tooth-Tingling Adventure! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.Ê LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Bran Castle, Transylvania, Romania - Bucharest, Romania - Hungary Educational Items: History of Vlad Dracula - History and facts on Bran Castle - Teutonic Knights - Renaissance and Gothic styles - Explanation of different saloons - Italian Baroque Period - Entropy People: Bram Stoker, author of Dracula - Queen Maria - Nicoleta Volescu Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 121651 Lexile Measure: 680 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

True Story of Dracula

It opened the hatch from the outside and up came Dracula. Dracula: “It seems your journey ends here” coming up into a full right position.

Author: Martin Kukk-Grønbjerg

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312934182

Category: Fiction


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What is True Story of Dracula about: It starts with Vlad the third and his story and how he wound up becoming Dracula. The plot of the book is a class from California travelling to Romania. To do some research for their exam on Dracula though it quickly changes from a research trip to a getaway trip.

Dracula Writes to his Muslim Brother

FROM THE WRITER The idea of the movie 'Saint Dracula 3D' was derivative of an image that occurred to me unexpectedly, of the very distinguished hero of many ...

Author: Paul Jacob

Publisher: Salvation Books


Category: Fiction


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The legendary vampire Dracula , created by author Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel of the same name is named after a real person Vlad Tepes of Wallachia of the 15th century, the pitiless sovereign who entwined hundred thou- sand Ottoman civilians on the crucifix to impede Islam from spreading in Europe. He, in course of time and history, be- came the bloodthirsty vampire of the myths and folklores. He emerged to me as a misread champion of the yesteryear, the comrade of the Cross who later became the anomalous villain, the worst foe of the Cross and the monster greedy of blood, the one who can be killed by the crucifix itself. In this book, the writer portrays a 'Christian Dracula' who writes to his Muslim brother Radu on his conversion. The motion picture Saint Dracula is based on this original text.

Tomb Of Dracula


Author: Marv Wolfman

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302522108

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 488

View: 400

Collects Tomb of Dracula (1972) #36-54, Doctor Strange (1974) #14, Dracula Lives (1973) #12-13, material from Legion of Monsters (1975) #1. The Lord of the Undead invades America! And there Dracula must face the blade-handed Juno, agent of his nemesis Doctor Sun! Will vampire hunters Quincy Harker, Rachel Van Helsing and Frank Drake be Drac’s unlikely saviors? To take down Sun once and for all, Drac must ally with his greatest enemy: Blade! But when Wong becomes Dracula’s next victim, the Sorcerer Supreme will do everything possible to save his friend’s life — and end the vampire lord’s! Plus: Who will be the bride of Dracula? Literary worlds collide as Drac encounters Robin Hood, Frankenstein’s Monster and more! Dracula battles…the Silver Surfer?! And there’ll be hell to pay when Blade calls in a favor from Daimon Hellstrom!

Dracula Terrorizes Seattle

Meanwhile back in Transylvania on the stoke of twelve midnight, when the full moon was once again directly over the Castle of von Dracula, the lights came ...

Author: Richard Shallow

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532010273

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 963

Down through the ages, people have been fascinated by horror stories! There had always been mystical stories of the spilling of blood, like blood sacrifices to the gods for a good harvest or the consumption of blood from a warrior to gain the dead warriors strength. Look no further than our own Bible. Look at Cain and Abel, the Aztec, Toltec, Inca, and many of the Central and South American tribes. A person walking past a narrow alley in the daytime will give it a quick glance and think nothing of it. But add the darkness of a late night or a sudden wind or a sudden noise or a shadow upon the wall and have that same person walk past that same alley, and he will conjure up within his mind all kinds of things hiding in that alley. Many people are fascinated by eternal life and staying young forever. As an example, look at the money we spend on makeup to camouflage our age. A vampire can accomplish staying young forever by drinking the blood of the living. It is the ancient ritual of consuming the blood of the living to extend ones life or to absorb virility, strength, and youth of the one that was killed. There are stories that have been handed down through the ages about the existence of vampires in the Far East, like China and Japan, all over Europe, but mostly in Eastern Europe, particularly in Romania and Bulgaria.