The Illustrated Dracula Hardback
by Bram Stoker
Illustrated by Ang Lee
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the designWhen Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client.
Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival.
In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/04/2011
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9780141196886
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Review by martensgirl
I've been meaning to read Dracula for some time in order to see how the modern portrayals relate to Stoker's classic. I was pleasantly surprised; it does drag in places and Victorian attitudes towards women are quite alien to our times, but this book is really quite gruesome. I can only imagine how terrified the readers of yesteryear must have been!
Review by bethie-paige
What can I really say about this book? It is about the REAL vampires, before they became sex symbols they were haunting. <br/>The beginning of the book with Jonothan in Castle Dracula was absolutely flawless, so exciting.<br/><br/>After this it kind of dragged on but it was written so well and I just wanted to know what would eventually happen.<br/><br/>I was in the last 10 pages going Oh my how is it going to end in only 10...9..8..7..3 ohhh! It was a quick ending in comparison to the rest of the book which took as long as possible with everything else. That is the only reason I give it a four instead of a five.<br/><br/>Otherwise, the writing was superb in this. I guess that for a book to stand the test of time, it has to be well written. There were times when I was reading and I felt like taking note of certain quotes. It was just that good. I may have to read this book again just to squeeze as much as I can out of it.<br/><br/>I really liked this book. I had been waiting to read it for a while and I'm glad I did and stuck with it.