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Nov 30, 2010
| ISBN 9780143106166
Nov 30, 2010
| ISBN 9781101549797
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Nov 30, 2010 | ISBN 9780143106166
Nov 30, 2010 | ISBN 9781101549797
The acclaimed Couture Classics with cover designs by Ruben Toledo have become collector’s items in the worlds of literature, fashion, design, and popular culture. Now, Toledo’s signature style graces the covers of three new Deluxe Editions of gothic literature greats – Jane Eyre, Dracula, and The Picture of Dorian Gray – capturing the haunting beauty, sensual horror, and decadence of these iconic tales. Perfect additions to the first set of Couture Classics: Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and The Scarlet Letter. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker’s Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author’s mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley’s Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror."A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker’s hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.
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 .”— New York Times Review of Books“An exercise in masculine anxiety and nationalist paranoia, Stoker’s novel is filled with scenes that are staggeringly lurid and perverse…. The one in Highgate cemetery, where Arthur and Van Helsing drive a stake through the writhing body of the vampirised Lucy Westenra, is my favourite.”— Sarah Waters, author of The Little Stranger“It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley’s Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror.”— Bram Stoker’s Mother
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