December 17, 1996|
Dracula by Bram Stoker
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This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition. A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker''s working notes for the novel and ''Dracula''s Guest,'' the original opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel. ''Dramatic and Film Variations'' focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula, two indications of the novel''s unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included. Criticism collects seven theoretical interpretations of Dracula by Phyllis A. Roth, Carol A. Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijsktra, Stephen D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.
Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. Although a semi-invalid as a child, he went on the gain a reputation as a fine athlete at Trinity College, where he also excelled in mathematics and philosophy. Stoker worked as a civil servant and a journalist before becoming the personal secretary of the famous actor Henry I...
Product dimensions:8.38 X 5.13 X 1 in
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Published:December 17, 1996
Publisher:W.W. Norton & Company
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780393970128

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