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Description - Midnight Tales by Peter Haining

A grisly selection of tales from the author of "Dracula"""Werewolves, torture chambers, brutal retributionsall of the tales in this volume are marked by Stoker s fascination with the strange, the mysterious, and the deadly that made him a master of the genre; their readability betrays their origins as conversation pieces in candle-lit dining rooms100 years ago. The success of "Dracula" has tended to obscure Bram Stoker s other works, in particular his short stories. Many of his best stories have remained forgotten in the magazines to which he sold them in his lifetime. A number of these appear in "Midnight Tales," under the titles Stoker intended for them rather than those substituted by magazine editors. Also included is the dramatic finale from his 1903 novel, "The Jewel of the Seven Stars," which so shocked Edwardian readers that it was later expurgated. "Midnight Tales" is an important collection that preserves Bram Stoker s lesser-known legacy."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780720611342
ISBN-10: 0720611342
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Haining

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin in 1847. After graduating from Trinity College he worked in the Irish Civil Service before becoming drama critic for the "Dublin Mail." He became business manager of the English actor Sir Henry Irving in 1878 and began thereafter to publish novels and stories, mostly horror fiction, including "Dracula." Peter Haining was a celebrated anthologist and the author of more than60 non-fiction titles."

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