Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | April 8, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Gabrielle Zevin: The Powells.com Interview



Gabrielle ZevinThe American Booksellers Association collects nominations from bookstores all over the country for favorite forthcoming titles. The Storied Life of... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    Gabrielle Zevin 9781616203214

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.50
List price: $5.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Horror- General

Dracula (Dover Thrift Editions)

by

Dracula (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

During a business visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count's transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck that seem to have been made by teeth. Harker returns home upon his escape from Dracula's grim fortress, but a friend's strange malady — involving sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and mysterious throat wounds — initiates a frantic vampire hunt. The popularity of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror romance is as deathless as any vampire.  Its supernatural appeal has spawned a host of film and stage adaptations, and more than a century after its initial publication, it continues to hold readers spellbound.

Synopsis:

During a professional visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, young solicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents — including an attack by three phantom women, the count's transformation from human to bat form, and the appearance of a set of toothlike puncture wounds on his neck. Upon escaping the castle and returning to England, Harker learns from his fiancee of a strange malady afflicting their friend Lucy, whose sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and mysterious throat wounds lead Harker and others on a frantic vampire hunt. The popularity of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror romance is as deathless as any vampire; its supernatural appeal has spawned an endless variety of film and stage adaptations as well as a current prime-time television series.

Synopsis:

A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, this blood-curdling tale carries readers from mystery-shrouded Transylvania to 19th-century London in the frantic hunt for the blood-sucking Count Dracula.

Synopsis:

A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman's confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, the blood-curdling tale still continues to hold readers spellbound a century later.

Synopsis:

A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman's confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, the blood-curdling tale still continues to hold readers spellbound a century later.

About the Author

Bram Stoker--the Irish novelist, short-story writer, biographer, essayist, and critic best remembered today as the author of Dracula--was born in Dublin, on November 8, 1847. His father was a civil servant at Dublin Castle, his mother a social crusader and feminist advocate concerned with the plight of impoverished women. Bedridden until the age of seven with an unexplained illness, Stoker delighted in the eerie Irish folktales recited by his mother. In 1864 Stoker entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he distinguished himself in athletics and graduated with honors in mathematics. It was while attending Trinity that he first saw Henry Irving, the great English actor with whom he would form a lasting association, in a production of Sheridan's The Rivals. The evening kindled in Stoker a lifelong passion for theater. Another formative experience was the poetry of Walt Whitman; Leaves of Grass affected him deeply.

Following in his father's footsteps, Stoker entered the Irish civil service in 1870 as a clerk at Dublin Castle; he later published The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland (1879), a manual for court officials. He began reviewing plays as an unsalaried drama critic for the Dublin Evening Mail and frequenting the illustrious Saturday 'at homes' of Sir William and Lady Jane Wilde, whose son Oscar had been a Trinity classmate. In 1875 Stoker enjoyed a modest success with 'The Chain of Destiny,' a horror story about a phantom fiend, serialized in The Shamrock magazine. The next year he forged an enduring friendship with his idol Henry Irving, who had returned to Dublin to appear in Hamlet. In November 1878 Stoker resigned from government service to become the actor's manager. Three weeks later Stoker wed Florence Balcombe, a childhood sweetheart, who had also been courted by Oscar Wilde.

In 1879 Stoker resettled in London. As co-director of Irving's famous Lyceum Theatre Stoker met many literary giants of Victorian England, including Arthur Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. While touring the United States with Irving's troupe Stoker met Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, and other luminaries. A Glimpse of America (1886) records Stoker's impressions. Despite a demanding schedule, Stoker found time to write romances and Gothic fiction. The Snake's Pass, his first novel, appeared in 1890; a second, The Watter's Mou', came out in 1894.

Although he claimed that the idea for his classic tale of Count Dracula came to him in a nightmare, Stoker was doubtless influenced in part by Arminius Vambery, the celebrated Hungarian adventurer and folklore expert who introduced him to the vampire legends of Eastern Europe. The publication of Dracula in 1897 earned Stoker widespread recognition. Of the many admiring reviews the novel received when it first came out, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: 'It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror.' Arthur Conan Doyle concurred: 'I think it is the very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years. It is really wonderful how with so much exciting interest over so long a book there is never an anti-climax.'

Stoker's next novel, The Jewel of Seven Stars (1904), was also highly praised. Critics hailed it as 'a tale of mystery and imagination equal to anything that ever emerged from the fertile brain of Edgar Allan Poe.'

After Irving's death in 1905 Stoker turned to journalism for a livelihood. He worked briefly for the London Daily Telegraph and contributed a series of interviews and profiles of celebrities--the young Winston Churchill among them--to the New York World. Though partially paralyzed by a stroke, Stoker managed to turn out several more books--including Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving (1906), The Lady of the Shroud (1909), and Famous Impostors (1910)--before his health deteriorated to the point where he had to apply for charitable support from the Royal Literary Fund. He published a final novel, The Lair of the White Worm, in 1911. Bram Stoker died in London on April 20, 1912. Dracula's Guest, a collection of his short stories, appeared posthumously in 1914.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486411095
Author:
Stoker, Bram
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Dracula, count (fictitious character)
Subject:
Transylvania
Subject:
Dracula, Count
Subject:
Whitby
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
5]
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.64 lb
Age Level:
from 11

Other books you might like

  1. Frankenstein (Dover Thrift Editions)
    Used Trade Paper $1.50
  2. Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift...
    Used Trade Paper $1.95
  3. The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover...
    Used Trade Paper $3.00
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
    Used Mass Market $4.50
  5. Jude the Obscure Used Mass Market $1.95
  6. The Secret Sharer and Other Stories... Used Trade Paper $0.95

Related Subjects


Children's » Classics » General
Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Dracula (Dover Thrift Editions) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.50 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486411095 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , During a professional visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, young solicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents — including an attack by three phantom women, the count's transformation from human to bat form, and the appearance of a set of toothlike puncture wounds on his neck. Upon escaping the castle and returning to England, Harker learns from his fiancee of a strange malady afflicting their friend Lucy, whose sleepwalking, inexplicable blood loss, and mysterious throat wounds lead Harker and others on a frantic vampire hunt. The popularity of Bram Stoker's 1897 horror romance is as deathless as any vampire; its supernatural appeal has spawned an endless variety of film and stage adaptations as well as a current prime-time television series.
"Synopsis" by ,
A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, this blood-curdling tale carries readers from mystery-shrouded Transylvania to 19th-century London in the frantic hunt for the blood-sucking Count Dracula.

"Synopsis" by ,
A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman's confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, the blood-curdling tale still continues to hold readers spellbound a century later.

"Synopsis" by ,
A dreary castle, blood-thirsty vampires, open graves at midnight, and other gothic touches fill this chilling tale about a young Englishman's confrontation with the evil Count Dracula. A horror romance as deathless as any vampire, the blood-curdling tale still continues to hold readers spellbound a century later.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.