Dracula: The Postcolonial Edition

February 29, 2016|
Dracula: The Postcolonial Edition by Bram Stoker
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This innovative critical edition, edited by Dracula specialist Cristina Artenie and literary theory specialist Dragos Moraru, is the first postcolonial edition of Bram Stoker’s gothic classic. Jonathan Harker’s colonial adventure and Bram Stoker’s imperialist discourse are restored to their original context: British economic and political involvement in East-Central Europe. This edition relies both on British and Romanian sources and exposes the cultural appropriation and distortion of Romanian history and folklore. Among the many issues raised by the editors is the superimposition of the vampire onto Romanian beliefs. This edition avoids misinformation perpetuated by the previous editions of Dracula published during the last four decades. It carefully supplies geographical, historical, ethnographical, and cultural information that will inform future scholarship, as well as the general public. Richly annotated, with an introduction that sets the tone for a postcolonial analysis, the present edition is unique in both the approach used and in the use of original sources.In correctly placing Stoker’s novel within British colonial literature, this edition draws attention to the dangers of othering and of disregarding Victorian and neo-Victorian practices.

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8, 1847. He was educated at Trinity College. He worked as a civil servant and a journalist before becoming the personal secretary of the famous actor Henry Irving. He wrote 15 works of fiction including Dracula, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm, which was made in...
Title:Dracula: The Postcolonial Edition
Product dimensions:410 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:410 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1 in
Published:February 29, 2016
Publisher:Universitas Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780995029101

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