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Acting on behalf of his firm of solicitors, Jonathan Harker travels to the Carpathian Mountains to finalize the sale of England's Carfax Abbey to Transylvanian noble Count Dracula. Little does he realize that, in doing so, he endangers all that he loves. For Dracula is one of the Un-Dead--a centuries-old vampire who sleeps by day and stalks by night, feasting on the blood of his helpless victims. Once on English soil, the count sets his sights on Jonathan's circle of associates, among them his beloved wife Mina. To thwart Dracula's evil designs, Jonathan and his friends will have to accept as truth the most preposterous superstitions concerning vampires, and in the company of legendary vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, embark on an unholy adventure for which even their worst nightmares have not prepared them.   First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula established the ground rules for virtually all vampire fiction written in its wake. This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, decorative stained edging, and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers, and an attractive addition to any home library.

The Dracula mythology has inspired a vast subculture, but the story has never been better told than by Stoker.

About The Author

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 - 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Reviews The Dover volume collects 14 of Stoker's lesser-known horror stories such as "The Crystal Cup," "The Burial of the Rats," and "A Gipsey Prophecy." Though most of his other fiction has been overshadowed by Dracula, these offer some real chills and warrant reading. While editions of Dracula, which celebrated its centennial in 1997, are legion, Broadview's offers several extras, including a chronology of Stoker's life and appendixes on Transylvania, London, Mental Physiology, Reviews and Interviews, and more. That along with the full text make this one of the best editions available, especially at this remarkable price.

I would not say this is the highest quality book there is, but it is certainly better than most all that are out there. The Easton Press may have beat this one on quality, but not on looks.  It is beautiful. The blood red cover with black and gold design is a joy to look at and though others may have commented negatively about the lack of gilding on the pages, I think it is better without. The dead black compliments the cover and reflects the somber story better than any gold(out of place with the coloring) or silver.  Although I have read Dracula many times, it was a pleasure to hold and read such a handsome volume. This is a purchase well worth the money and an appreciated addition to my library.(it replaces a well worn Dover Thift edition from ten years ago.)

Although not as elaborate as most of the other offerings in the "Leatherbound Classics" series, "Dracula", and its companion pieces, is well made and well appointed with an attractive red leather cover, nicely embellished with classic styled imprinting, color-stained end pages, colorful, marbled end papers, and raised hub spine. The story is the standard fare in a classy package, offered in the typical "octavo" 8-inch book size. It is timely offered in the present economy, and is appropriately priced. It will be at home on the book shelf amongst other fine, collectible books and classic has my "two thumbs up"!

Dracula by Bram Stoker is a classic horror book written in 1897. The book was part of a genre called invasion liter turein which monsters tries to take over the United Kingdom. An English solicitor named Jonathan Harker travels from England to meet Count Dracula in his castle in Transylvania to provide legal real estate support. Harker soon discovers he is a prisoner in the castle and noticed Dracula's noctur­ nal life. Harker barely escapes. Soon after a Russian ship runs aground in Whitby, England. All the crew are missing, only the body of the captain is found. In the captain's log there are tales of strange events which took place during the journey, leading to the crew's disappearance. A large dog is seen jumping a shore. Later in England, Harker's finacee Mina Murray and her friend Lucy Westenra are being tracked by Dracula. One of Lucy's friends, Dr. Seward, is taking care of an insane man named Renfield who eats insects, birds and spiders to absorb their life force.

Unfortunately Lucy starts to waste away and Dr. Seward calls his old teacher Professor Abraham Van Helsing from Holland. Van Helsing recognizes Lucy's illness but refuses to specify because he is afraid Seward will not believe his stories of vampires. The doctors lose the fight and Lucy dies. Soon after, reports of children being stalked by a beautiful lady at night are being talked about. Van Helsing knows Lucy became a vampire. Together with Lucy's suitors, Van Helsing tracks her and kills her. Mina and Jonathan get married but Dracula learns of Van Helsing's plot and takes revenge by feeding from Mina and making her drink his blood creating a spiritual bond. The group knows that the only way to save Lucy is to kill the Count. At first I didn't think I'd like Dracula by Bram Stoker and I'm surprised at how much I did like it. The novel is com­ posed of letters, journals, newspapers articles, telegrams and a chilling ship log. The story is told through alternating view points, the only person who knows the whole story is Van Helsing - and that includes the reader. At the end of the novel you still don't know if you missed something or if Stoker purposely left something out. While I can certainly see how that would bother people, personally I thought that was part of the genius of the book. I was surprised at the many themes the novel touched, from sexual conventions, to immigration and from culture to colonialism and, of course, good vs. evil. The novel is extremely atmospheric as one would expect. The role of Mina Harker was surprising at most, especially considering this is a Victorian novel. While virtue and innocence are unabashingly hailed, Mina assumes the role of a pious woman yet rise above her prescribed roles in society to become a partner


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