Summary: After discovering the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story. The aristocratic vampire that haunts the Transylvanian countryside has captivated readers' imaginations since it was first published in 1897. Hindle asserts that Dracula depicts an embattled man's struggle to recover his
"deepest sense of himself as a man", making it the "ultimate terror myth".
Summary: After discovering the double identity of the wealthy Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula, a small group of people vow to rid the world of the evil vampire. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story. The aristocratic vampire that haunts the Transylvanian countryside has captivated readers' imaginations since it was first published in 1897. Hindle asserts that Dracula depicts an embattled man's struggle to recover his "deepest sense of himself as a man", making it the "ultimate terror myth". ...show less
Edition/Copyright:97 Cover: Paperback Publisher:W.W. Norton & Co. Year Published: 1997 International: No
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Auerbach, Nina : University of Pennsylvania
Nina Auerbach is John Welsh Centennial Professor of History and Literature and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction; Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth; Romantic Imprisonment: Women and Other Glorified Outcasts; Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time; Private Theatricals: The Lives of the Victorians; and Our Vampires, Ourselves.
Skal, David J. :
David J. Skal is the author of several books on genre cinema and fantastic literature, including Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of "Dracula" from Novel to Stage to Screen; The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror; V is for Vampire; and Screams of Reason: Mad Science and Modern Culture. With Elisa Savada, he is co-author of Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning.
Stoker, Bram :
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Preface A Note on the Text
The Text of Dracula
Emily Gerard · From Transylvanian Superstitions James Malcolm Rymer · From Varney the Vampire: Or, The Feast of Blood Christopher Frayling · Bram Stoker's Working Papers for Dracula Bram Stoker · Dracula's Guest
Reviews and Reactions
The Daily Mail · Review (July 1, 1897) Athenaeum · Review (June 26, 1897) Spectator · Review (July 31, 1897) Bookman · Review (August 1897) San Francisco Chronicle · New Novels and Holiday Books (December 17, 1899)
Dramatic and Film Variations
David J. Skal · "His Hour Upon the Stage": Theatrical Adaptations of Dracula Dramatic Adaptations: A Checklist Gregory A. Waller · [Tod Browning's Dracula] Nina Auerbach · Vampires in the Light Film Adaptations: A Checklist
Phyllis A. Roth · Suddenly Sexual Women in Bram Stoker's Dracula Carol A. Serif · Dracula: The Unseen Face in the Mirror Franco Moretti · [A Capital Dracula] Christopher Craft · "Kiss Me with Those Red Lips": Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker's Dracula Bram Dijsktra · [Dracula's Backlash] Stephen D. Arata · The Occidental Tourist: Dracula and the Anxiety of Reverse Colonization Talia Schaffer · "A Wilde Desire Took Me": The Homoerotic History of Dracula
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