Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic Horror novel, Dracula did not invent the Vampire, but it has been credited as defining the vampire's modern form and it has spawned a plethora of theatrical adaptions and movies. And it, of course, introduced the character of Count Dracula, who has since featured in approximately 217 films as a major role.
Collected inside this book are diary entries, letters and newspaper clippings that piece together the depraved story of the ultimate predator. A young lawyer on an assignment finds himself imprisoned in a Transylvanian castle by his mysterious host. Back at home his fiancée and friends are menaced by a malevolent force which seems intent on imposing suffering and destruction. Can the devil really have arrived on England's shores? And what is it that he hungers for so desperately?
‘Those who cannot find their own reflection in Bram Stoker's still-living creation are surely the undead' New York Times
When it was first published in 1897, Dracula wasn't an instant bestseller, although reviewers were quick to pile on the praise, elevating Stoker's talent to the likes of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. Despite the praise, the book still failed to sell well and it was only following the legal battle over the unauthorised film Nosferatu that the novel's popularity started to grow and it only reached its broad iconic legendary classic status later in the 20th century when more movie versions appeared to make it the cult classic that it is today.
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