Dracula

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Restless Books, Jan 3, 2022 - Fiction - 480 pages

Restless Classics presents Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece of horror, Dracula, newly introduced by celebrated author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel Alexander Chee and gorgeously illustrated by Kaitlin Chan.

Since its original publication in 1897, Dracula has spoken aloud some of our deepest cultural anxieties: fear of sexuality, xenophobia, homophobia, and distrust of The Other. Award-winning writer Alexander Chee places these fears in today's context in a fascinating new introduction to the Restless Classics edition, gorgeously illustrated by Kaitlin Chan. One of the most culturally recognizable and pervasive characters ever written, Stoker's Count Dracula is immensely more terrifying than the familiar caped and fanged representation we have come to know. The Count's terror lies not solely in his deadly bloodlust, but also in his harrowing ability to hide his malfeasance behind power and privilege.

When Jonathan Harker unearths Count Dracula's (un)deadly secret, he unwittingly starts a war between good and evil with disastrous repercussions. The innocent Lucy Westenra falls prey to his curse, Mina Harker narrowly escapes a vicious transformation, and the indefatigable Abraham Van Helsing risks life and afterlife to defeat his archnemesis. A masterpiece of gothic horror, Dracula is a resonant, terrifying contemplation of the unknown and cautionary reminder that evil doesn't always announce itself with fangs and coffins, it lurks within the normal and the mundane, just waiting to be uncovered.

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User Review  - adpaton - LibraryThing

I was surprised to find this book in the public library nearly 40 yars ago, and even more surprised to see how seldom it had been borrowed because I supposed that most people shared my fascination ... Read full review

Beautiful cloth bound edition

User Review  - avitafrancoharris - Overstock.com

A beautiful cloth bound edition of a classic novel. This would be a welcome addition to any home library. Read full review

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About the author (2022)

Bram Stoker was an Irish author of nearly twenty novels, best known for his gothic horror novel Dracula . Educated at Trinity College in Dublin, he joined the Civil Service before becoming the personal assistant of Henry Irving and manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London. Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel . He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR . His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, The Sewaneee Review, The Yale Review, and Guernica, among others. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. Kaitlin Chan is a cartoonist and cultural worker based in Hong Kong. She is the co-founder of Queer Reads Library, a mobile library centring queer perspectives in diasporic communities. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker online, The Margins, Popula, ArtAsiaPacific and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook, amongst others.

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