‘I might feel the soft, shivering bit of the lips on the super-sensitive skin of my throat and therefore the exhausting dents of 2 sharp teeth, simply touching and pausing there.
I closed my eyes in languorous ecstasy and waited with beating heart.’ – Dracula
In equal measures mesmerizing as it is diabolical, Dracula told in epistolary format, is the story of Count Dracula and his attempt to move from Transylvania to England and the battle between him and a small team of people led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
About the Author
Abraham Stoker was an Irish Novelist also known today for his 1897 Gothic Story Novel Dracula. Born on November 8, 1847, in Dublin, Ireland, Stoker excelled as an athlete at Trinity College, Dublin, which he attended from 1864 to 1870. Stoker became interested in the theatre while a student and became the theatre critic for the Dublin Evening Mail. In 1878, Stoker married Florence Balcombe, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel James Balcombe and together they moved to London. Where Stoker became an acting manager and then business manager of Irving’s Lyceum Theatre. London, a post he held for twenty-seven years. While manager for Irving and secretary and director of Londons Lyceum Theatre, he began writing novels. Starting with The Snakes Pass in 1890 and Dracula in 1897. After suffering a number of strokes, Stoker died on 20 April 1912.
Review – Dracula
Dracula: the terrible name instantly brings to mind visions of vampires, stakes, garlic, and crucifixes. But when one bothers to read the novel they may realize how twisted modern vampire fiction has become. Vampires are not meant to exist as heroes. Go back some hundred years and men believed actually that the vampire was a true immortal. Cursed to quench his undying thirst with a living mortal’s blood.
The terrible plan of a blood drinker evokes the very image of a villain to the mind. And that is what the titular character of this novel is. The word novel isn’t used gently, but one could also write that this is a collaboration of journals, letters, and papers. And the completely different viewpoints through every journal serve to make suspense that suits the gothic tone of the novel absolutely.
In all, it’s an alarming novel that serves to create the reader mirror upon smart and evil.
So, The vampire to me is nothing more than an indication of man’s own cursed nature and that unless he is delivered he must suck the life from others around him. Also, Ultimately only the righteous can destroy the darkness that serves to drain life.
Very happy with the purchase. I was browsing for the unabridged+Beautiful book cover+ Illustrations and at last, got this hardcover by harpist style. I have attached some pictures also. Though the font size is Lil small it’s easy to read through each line unlike some other unabridged version of the Dracula. I gave 4 stars because the book was bend at the corner which I absolutely hate that too with one of your favorite books.
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