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Description - Dracula by Bram Stoker

'it was butcher work...the horrid screeching as the stake drove home; the plunging of writhing form, and lips of bloody foam'Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic shocker introduced Count Dracula to the world, an ancient creature bent on bringing his contagion to London, the very heart of the British Empire. Only a handful of men and women stand between Dracula and his long-cherished goal, but they are vulnerable and weak against the cunning and supernatural powers of the Count and his legions. As the horrifying story unfolds in the diaries and letters of young Jonathan Harker, Lucy, Mina, and Dr Seward, Dracula will be victorious unless his nemesis Professor Van Helsing can persuade them that monsters still lurk in the era of electric light.The most famous of all vampire stories, Dracula is a mirror of its age, its underlying themes of race, religion, science, superstition, and sexuality never far from the surface. A compelling read, rattling along at break-neck speed, it is a modern classic. This new edition includes Stoker's companion piece, 'Dracula's Guest'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199564095
ISBN-10: 0199564094
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 133mm x 21mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bram Stoker

Roger Luckhurst is the author of The Invention of Telepathy 1870-1901 (OUP, 2002) and co-editor of The Fin de Siecle: A Reader in Cultural History c. 1880-1900 (OUP, 2000) with Sally Ledger. For OWC he has edited Late Victorian Gothic Tales, R. L. Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady.

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