Dracula (Royal Collector's Edition)

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Engage Books, Nov 17, 2020 - 336 pages

When Count Dracula departs Transylvania on a Russian ship, crew members begin to mysteriously disappear. After the ship docks, and more people are attacked, rumours of a monster quickly spread. When Abraham Van Helsing is asked to intervene, Dracula meets his match. On his quest to find Dracula, Van Helsing is forced to hunt newly made vampires, using a cross, garlic, and a wooden steak as weapons. But tracking down Dracula will prove to be harder, and more dangerous that Van Helsing could have ever imagined.

Bram Stoker named Count Dracula after the 15th century Romanian king, Vlad iii. His father, Vlad ii was given the surname Dracul in 1431 after being inducted into the Order of the Dragon. Dracula literally means 'Son of Dracul'. Vlad iii was also know as Vlad the Impaler for killing nearly 100,000 people with wooden stakes. In the novel, Stoker twice alludes to Count Dracula being the very same Vlad iii of Romania.

This case laminate collector's edition includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket.

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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 (2020)

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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