Dracula

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Worth Press Limited, 2019 - Gothic fiction (Literary genre) - 460 pages

When Irish born Bram Stoker's Dracula was published in 1897, vampires were creatures of myth and fantasy. It had taken seven years of research into European folklore and a nightmare (allegedly caused by eating too much crab) about a vampire king rising from the grave before the book was finished. There were many adventure writers at this time penning books about impending threat and invasion of the Empire and Dracula was well received. However, despite literary acclaim, Stoker was never able to make much money from his work and died in 1912 almost penniless. It was not until the advent of film that a new genre was truly born. From Nosferatu to the Blade Trilogy vampires are very much here to stay.

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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

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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 (2019)

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8, 1847. He was educated at Trinity College. He worked as a civil servant and a journalist before becoming the personal secretary of the famous actor Henry Irving. He wrote 15 works of fiction including Dracula, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm, which was made into film. He died on April 20, 1912.

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