Dracula is an 1897 novel by irish author bram stoker. Buy dracula by bram stoker, ang lee from waterstones today. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. I travelled across most significant regions of roman. He had no other major health problems and even became an athlete at trinity college, dublin when he studied there from 18641870. A wedding sampler by colorful things photography blurb books. Jan 01, 2011 buy dracula collins classics by stoker, bram from amazons fiction books store. As mina begins the slow change into a vampire, the men sterilize the boxes of earth, forcing dracula to flee to the safety of his native transylvania. It was first published as a hardcover in 1897 by archibald constable and co. This novel contains the chilling tales of those that encountered the monster dracula on his quest to emigrate from transylvania to england, as he seeks to consume blood and spread his undead curse to the innocent. Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember. Hunting prince dracula is the second book in the audrey rose and thomas cresswell stalking jack the ripper series and its just as fantastic as the first, a little more unbelievable than the first being this has hints of the urban legend dracula about it no im not truly a.
Jan 01, 2010 reading the blurb in the bookstore basically sold the book to me. It introduced the character of count dracula and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. Macmillan guided readers classics intermediate level founding editor. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. The classic vampire story by bram stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. Plot of the book captures at once, by reading the first. Oct 29, 2014 dracula is not a novel, that is a single tale woven as a movie might be, instead it is in epistolary form as a collection of journals, letters and papers. I was interested in one small sentence in the book from sewards journel he is safe now at any rate. Andy contributes to the blurb on books, streaming tv, movies and western australian theatre. Dracula is an uncanny reflection of stokers age, mirroring its prurient preoccupation with sex, sexuality and moral frailty. The best part of the book is undoubtedly jonathan harkers journal chapters i iv where he is stuck as draculas prisoner in his castle. Yet it is essentially a victorian saga, an awesome tale of thrillingly bloodthirsty vampire whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the. The ultimate retelling of a story that has mesmerised readers for nearly a century. Bram stoker and the strange case of the dracula prequel.
The author didnt invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the publics imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. The story is written as a series of letters, newspaper clippings, and journal entries compiled by mina harker as an aide to van helsing and company in their hunt for dracula. This is an easy read and the main character, dracula is featured as a rational, fallible and an introspective being. Sewards mental patients, renfield, lets dracula into the asylum where the others are staying, allowing the count to prey upon mina. Dracula the last i saw of count dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that judas in hell might be proud of. According to miller, he first visited cruden bay in 1893, three years after work had begun on dracula. I got home at five oclock, and found that godalming and morris had not only arrived, but had already studied the transcript of the various diaries and letters which harker had not yet returned from his visit to the carriers men, of whom dr. Bram stoker this was my second time reading this book and since i read it for a class this time i got a lot more out of it. Here begins the most celebrated vampire story in history, a tale of ageold evil that is forever new. Their efforts seem to be going well, but then one of dr. Overall the first book is a delightful retelling the classic story narrated from the vampire point of view.
Dracula is to vampire novels as a study in scarlet is to detective novels. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire count dracula, the novel tells the story. Dracula is a milestone in the sphere of literature world. Dracula by bram stoker book summary minute book report. They finally discover and destroy all of the fifty boxes except one, which they learn has been sent by ship back to dracula s castle. For one, this is the official dracula sequel, the book s blurb claims in bloodred font, written by a direct descendant of stoker himself, and a well. His eyes are stony and his cheeks are deathly pale. In her book the essential dracula, clare hawordmaden suggested that the castle of count dracula was inspired by slains castle, at which bram stoker was a guest of the 19th earl of erroll. From the dank crypt of his foreboding castle in the forests of transylvania to the bustling, foggy street of victorian london, count dracula comes to claim his victims to feed the lustful hunger that has damned him to a life of lonely immortality.
Com for soft and hard coppies dracula s ring has many twists and turns, for the countless times that i have watched the old horror flicks that i still love, to now which throws you into a blood and guts sort of view, i wanted to carry the story into a mystery like plot, this is the first of two books. One horrific night, van helsing and seward break into minas room, find jonathan unconscious, and mina being forced to suck blood from a deep slash across dracula s chest. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Bram stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre. When dacre stoker, greatgrandnephew of dracula author bram stoker, discovered that 101 pages.
Bram stokers dracula a classic of the genre, a book written by a very beautiful, literate language. The many viewpoints through each journal entry serve to create the suspense which sets the tone of the novel. One common complaint of older books is the fact that they tend not to be as gripping as modern books. Dracula is an 1897 novel by irish author bram stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire count dracula. A summary of chapters vvii in bram stokers dracula. For anyone interested in taking a first, tentative step towards understanding the plot of dracula then this is a useful book.
If you havent read the book yet, you can easily read it online on by clicking on dracula by bram stocker. One of the most wellknown vampire books is dracula by bram stoker. Book blurb dracula by bram stoker dracula is a gothic romance written by bram stoker 1847 1912 and published in 1897. The story is written as a series of letters, newspaper clippings, and journal entries compiled by mina. Dracula is the first and only book that i had even read in my life. Dracula one of the most popular stories ever told, dracula 1897 has been re created for the stage and screen hundreds of times in the last century. Nov 04, 2012 draculas terrifying nature is enough to keep you reading the book as he is exactly what you expect and so much more. Though dracula and vampires are probably best known today through films, the book s portrayal of these characters is considerably different than the moving pictures. On the other hand, i found a couple of the stories felt like a chapter pulled out of a longer work, where the story seemed unfinished at the end. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire count dracula, the novel tells the story of dracula s attempt to relocate from transylvania to england, and the battle between dracula and a small group of men and women led by professor abraham van helsing. Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Find a wedding sampler by colorful things photography at blurb books.
Why is dracula by bram stoker considered a good book. Dracula is an 1897 gothic horror novel by irish author bram stoker. Dracula is a preeminent work of horror literature, containing one of the best gothic villains of all time. Dec 12, 20 book blurb dracula by bram stoker dracula is a gothic romance written by bram stoker 1847 1912 and published in 1897. John milne macmillan guided readers provide a choice of enjoyable reading mate rial for all learners of english. I was initially intrigued because audrey niffenegger had a blurb on the back, but quickly got caught up in the actual story once i started reading it. I will confess that dracula is not my favorite book of all time. It introduced count dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. These friends and he laid his hand on some of the books have been good friends to me, and for some years past, ever since i had the idea of going to london, have given me many, many hours of pleasure. Has been reread a number of times and i still have the dogeared. Reading the blurb in the bookstore basically sold the book to me. Portrait sampler of recent studio, sports, events, musicians and dancers in the us, paris. When jonathan harker is summoned to the carpathian mountains in transylvania for a real estate transaction, he does n. He was a sickly boy but he fully recovered when he was seven.
Most of the book is filled with the protagonists mourning about their predicament. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Dont get me wrong, it does get off to a slow start, and is confusing at points in the beginning. However, you will notice very little of that when you are actually reading the book. Though dracula and vampires are probably best known today through films, the books portrayal of these characters is considerably different than the moving pictures. But on his lips, there is a mocking smileand a trickle of fresh blood. Yet how to be city dark when you live on the goldie all shiny and bright like it is would be a challenge. That being said, i really enjoyed the insight into the minds of characters like anna valerious, the frankenstein monster, carl and even dracula and his brides. This is a quick book summary of dracula by bram stoker. The presented book essay sample cant be handed in as your own paper. Published in 1897, you would expect this novel to be stuffy and uptight, full of.
Dracula no home library is complete without the classics dracula is a keepsake to be read and treasured. Dracula smoothly explains that since the postal service in transylvania is unreliable, sending these letters ahead will save worry for his friends at home. Dracula adds that the three letters will be sent on june 12, june 19, and june 29. More than 3000 km by train, plane, car, boat, glide and bus.
Bram stokers dracula bram stoker, jan needle, gary blythe on. With its haunting mix of suspense and horror, bram stokers dracula is a novel of compelling power. Dracula is a classic and genredefining tale of horror from famed author bram stoker. The novel tells the story of dracula s attempt to move from transylvania to england so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between dracula and a small group of people led by. A good blurb can be engaging, well written and fun to read, so which blurbs books are worth renting out of a library and which are worth spending your hard earned money on. Once youve taken in all of the above and gotten a feel for the promise you want to make to the reader, use the outlines below to write your book cover blurb. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of dracula and what it means. Such a cool book and after reading it, when watching films about dracula, i love to see what parts are actually taken from the book.
Bram stocker wrote dracula in the epistolary form in. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes dracula study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. While this is an original way of presenting the story, it often is a bit gimmicky. Bram stoker had written in a way that the reader becomes anxious to read, to know what happens next. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. If you have read the book, too, what blurb could you offer. Bram stoker dracula retold by margaret tarner macmillan guided readers intermediate level classics macmillan 2. Caraval was a book that i didnt enjoy very much despite having many interesting story elements, the main problem in caraval was it being choppy and all over the place, there were many twists and events that took place in book 1. The device of using letters to tell a story is one of the charms of dracula.
Count dracula at his crumbling castle in the ominous carpathian mountains. This wasnt a great book, but van helsing is the best vampire movie ever made, in my modest opinion, so of course i would read it. This book is a sampler of photos taken for two weddings. Bram stokers gothic horror masterpiece pits good against evil and life against death, all under the thrall of the original vampire count dracula sleeps in a silent tomb beneath his desolate castle. With dracula, bram stoker certainly hasnt written one of the best stories in history. It introduced count dracula, and established many conventions of. Dracula is an epistolary gothic horror novel written in 1897 by bram stoker, an irish author who became famous after writing about the vampire named count dracula, who later on had many interpretations theater, movie and television. It is a 1986 horror novel by american author stephen king. Count dracula had directed me to go to the golden krone hotel, which i found, to my great delight, to be thoroughly oldfashioned, for of course i wanted to see all i could of the ways of the country. The book presents several colour illustrations, and these certainly does add to the narrative, as the art usefully depicts the most important aspects of the story. Fantastic just as cool reading it this second time around. The book is written as a collection of letters and diary entries from the different characters. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears of its victims to disguise itself while hunting its prey.550 932 1000 1297 840 1376 37 1382 804 248 682 350 1 1016 679 858 1165 1508 88 847 495 754 104 82 409 35 1130 128 1020 65 620 271 384 598 886 139 1449 21 457