A key element in horror fiction that is sometimes overlooked is the presence of the unexplained or merely suggested, showing the reader the shadows without revealing what's hidden behind them. Stoker is a master of this in Dracula — the story is at its disturbing best when it leaves something to the imagination. Plus, there's a scene near the beginning that predates Regan's backward crab-crawl in The Exorcist by almost 70 years. Recommended By Helena F.W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Jonathan Harker is sent by his law firm to Castle Dracula to discuss business with Transylvania noble Count Dracula. His nightmare experience there is just the start of a macabre chain of events. Harker soon finds himself in a race against time to free his wife, Mina, and other souls who are in thrall to the evil count. Dracula must be destroyed at all costs. . . .
@BleedingGums A damsel is bleeding from her ears and eyes! She’s afraid of the sun! Like a ginger!
We must sort this out. She may be a vampire, but I can’t tell the father. He wonders if her ‘lady times’ are just out of control.
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With specially designed cover art by Tony DiTerlizzi and an Introduction by Holly Black, the creators of The Spiderwick Chronicles, Stoker's classic tale of a vampire who stalks Victorian London is back for a new generation of readers.
About the Author
Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was born in Ireland and attended Trinity College in Dublin. He joined the Irish Civil Service, then became involved in the theater. He wrote seventeen books.