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Jun 14, 2011
| ISBN 9780307743305
Aug 12, 2014
| ISBN 9781551997438
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Jun 14, 2011 | ISBN 9780307743305
Aug 12, 2014 | ISBN 9781551997438
Since its publication in 1897 Dracula has enthralled generations of readers with the alluring malevolence of its undead Count, the most famous vampire in literature. Though Bram Stoker did not invent vampires, his novel helped catapult them to iconic stature, spawning a genre of stories and movies that flourishes to this day. A century of imitations has done nothing to diminish the fascination of Stoker’s tale of a suave and chilling monster as he stalks his prey from a crumbling castle in Transylvania’s Carpathian mountains to an insane asylum in England to the bedrooms of his swooning female victims. A classic of Gothic horror, Dracula remains an irresistible entertainment of undying appeal.
Before Twilight, before Buffy, before Anne Rice, there was Dracula. The first vampire. A fiendish aristocrat, an evil monster, and an almost insurmountable threat. A classic work of gothic horror, Bram Stoker’s novel takes the form of letters and entries in diaries and journals, telling the story of Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, and their friends and colleagues, as they encounter the Count, first as hunted, then as hunters. The book deals with such themes as sexuality, Victorian womanhood, and colonialism, and is sure to offer something of interest for any reader. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Bram Stoker (1847–1912) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He began his career as a theater critic before becoming manager of London’s Lyceum Theatre. Dracula was Stoker’s fourth novel; he went on to write many more, including The Lady of the Shroud and The Lair of… More about Bram Stoker
"Those who cannot find their own reflection in Bram Stoker’s still-living creation are surely the undead."
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