The Book of Renfield
A Gospel of Dracula
By (author) Tim Lucas
Book of Renfield by Tim Lucas
Book DescriptionWhen we first meet Renfield in "Dracula, " he is a tortured soul in decline, a fly-gobbling, Scripture-quoting lunatic who acts as a haunted harbinger of Dracula's arrival in England. At the novel's climax, readers discover that Renfield, under restraint in the asylum of Dr. John Seward, has been in psychic communication with Dracula all along, acting as his eyes and ears in expectation of unspeakable rewards. Now, in an ingenious work of fiction, author Tim Lucas at last brings Renfield's own story to light. "The Book of Renfield" is a collection of the long-lost private diaries, professional journals, and wax-cylinder recordings that comprise Dr. Seward's obsessive study of Renfield. Featuring appearances by many of the characters from the original "Dracula, " Lucas's novel takes on the frighteningly realistic tone of a textual documentary as it illuminates the warped consciousness of Renfield and reveals, through a series of stories from his childhood, how this poor unfortunate was predisposed to become the ideal portal for evil.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743243544
(203mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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