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A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker's working notes for the novel and "Dracula's Guest," the original opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel. "Dramatic and Film Variations" focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula, two indications of the novel's unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.

Criticism collects seven theoretical interpretations of Dracula by Phyllis A. Roth, Carol A. Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijsktra, Stephen D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer.

A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:488 pages

    Dracula Reviews

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Apr 27, 2015

    Managed to finish this :) Second time studying, but first successful read-through.I enjoyed it more this time around, mainly because I actually read the last quarter or so of the book, which was the m...

  • Jonathan
    Oct 30, 2014

    This review can now be seen in a video form here for anyone wondering what I sound or look a little like . Enjoy! Dracula: the very name instantly brings to mind visions of vampires, stakes, garlic ...

  • Bookworm Sean
    Feb 13, 2016

    Dracula is, of course, one of the most renowned horror stories, and the most well-known vampire novel. Bram Stoker set the ground rules for what a vampire should be, and set the benchmark for all othe...

  • Martine
    Dec 04, 2013

    'Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring!'These are pretty much the first words spoken to Jonathan Harker, one of the heroes of Bram Stoker's Dracul...

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    May 27, 2015

    I believe this isn't the edition I read "first" but I did have it. (and now I've actually changed that picture as apparently Goodreads lost the right to use that particular cover. I wanted a cover pic...

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Mar 18, 2010

    I highly recommend reading this to any fans of the vampire genre. It is a commitment and investment for the reader, but it is worthwhile. While Dracula is not the 1st vampire novel/story, it has firml...

  • Sarah Actually
    Jun 05, 2015

    Here are some thoughts on this book.1. I would have been all OVER this in 1897.2. Van Helsing needs to be quiet. 3. I can suspend disbelief for the vampires but not for the blood transfusions4. I know...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez
    Mar 06, 2013

    This was neither as bad as I assumed it would be or (nor?) as good as I eventually started thinking it could be. Much as I love receiving real mail, whether it's a letter, present, post card, or even ...

  • Carmen
    Oct 13, 2015

    No man knows till he experiences it, what it is to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the veins of the woman he loves.This seems to be my first time reading Dracula, and I LOVED IT. I say "seems"...

  • S.A. Parham
    Aug 13, 2007

    I was rather disappointed by this classic. It started out with promise, especially the Jonathan Harker bits. Then all the male characters descended into blubbering worshippers of the two female charac...