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Restless Books, Oct 18, 2022 - Fiction - 480 pages

Restless Classics presents Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece of horror, Dracula, 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. 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. 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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