by Bram Stoker
Part of the Wordsworth Classics series
Introduction and Notes by Dr David Rogers, Kingston University. 'There he lay looking as if youth had been half-renewed, for the white hair and moustache were changed to dark iron-grey, the cheeks were fuller, and the white skin seemed ruby-red underneath; the mouth was redder than ever, for on the lips were gouts of fresh blood, which trickled from the corners of the mouth and ran over the chin and neck.
Even the deep, burning eyes seemed set amongst the swollen flesh, for the lids and pouches underneath were bloated.
It seemed as if the whole awful creature were simply gorged with blood; he lay like a filthy leech, exhausted with his repletion.' Thus Bram Stoker, one of the greatest exponents of the supernatural narrative, describes the demonic subject of his chilling masterpiece Dracula, a truly iconic and unsettling tale of vampirism.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, notes, bibliography
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/04/1993
- Category: Classic horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781853260865
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Review by dionne
I like the way it is written. Such a great beginning...
Review by john257hopper
Deservedly a great classic, this conveys an atmosphere of doom and fear of losing one's immortal soul. Only the first 50 or so pages, and the last few (of 335 in this edition) are actually set in Transylvania. The horror of the loss of Lucy Westenra and the growing conversion of Mina Harker are very vividly described. Great stuff.
Review by janepriceestrada
Generally I enjoyed [Dracula]. It had a sort of action adventure quality while maintaining the dark and moody tone. Each characters letters and journals were usually distinct, although at times some of the denser material read like standard prose. I could not bring myself to like Mina. I found her insufferable and boring most of the time and a ‘product of her time’ at the best.
Review by DionneP
Have to read it again, now that I've been in Whitby and seen the abbey.
Review by 1D1BOOKS
This is one of my favourite novels. I studied this in S6 when doing Sixth Year English (now called Advanced Higher) and I've read it again since. It's fantastic - even if the romance between Mina and the three (!) suitors is a little unbelievable.
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