Dracula

May 9, 2013|
Dracula by Bram Stoker
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Since it was first published in 1897, this infamous Gothic horror novel, which brought its author international acclaim, has spawned a global following, inspiring hundreds of films and setting the seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire on the map forever. A sickly child, Bram Stoker (1847-1912) developed a fascination with the supernatural during his enforced confinement. He went on to become actor Henry Irving''s business manager at the Lyceum Theatre in London, yet continued to pursue his literary interests. His iconic villain takes his name from Vlad the Impaler (1431-76), also known as Vlad Dracula, whereas the vampire''s appearance and powerful personality is modelled on Irving. Famous for its epistolary form, Dracula went through eleven editions during Stoker''s lifetime. Succeeding generations continue to be enthralled and thrilled anew by the tale''s dark terror and deeply unsettling undercurrents.
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...
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Title:Dracula
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:406 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:406 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.06 in
Published:May 9, 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781108060516

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