Bram Stoker Dracula

ISBN 13: 9780786181483

Dracula

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This blood-curdling tale of blood-thirsty vampires continues to hold audiences spellbound more than a century after its publication. Summoned to assist with legal matters regarding a real estate transaction, young Englishman Jonathan Harker journeys to the dismal, dreary castle of Count Dracula in Transylvania. The fledgling solicitor is completely unprepared for what he will discover in the days to come--and the horrifying chain of events sparked by his unsettling stay with the mysterious Count. The Dracula mythology has inspired a vast subculture, but the story has never been better told than by Bram Stoker. He succeeds entirely in his aim to terrify. His myth is powerful because it allows evil to remain mysterious, unconquerable by strength of mind or virtuous action. Van Helsing's high-thinking and scientific skill cannot resist the dreadful potency of the undead. The high virtue of Lucy can simply be drained away, as her blood is drained away, until she too joins the vampire brood. Only the old magic--a crucifix, garlic, a wooden stake--can provide effective weapons against the Count's appalling power.

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish novelist and short-story writer best known for his vampire novel, Dracula. His other works include The Mystery of the Sea, The Jewel of the Seven Stars, The Man, and The Lair of the White Worm.

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The BBC's full-cast dramatization of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel has all the promise of a stirring presentation. Not so, however. While the actors certainly present distinct vocal characterizations with the requisite amount of fear and dark sexuality and while most of the technical elements are more than satisfactory, this adaptation is extraordinarily difficult to follow, even for one who knows the story well. The dramatization has a few moments of terror and more than a few moments of hysteria, but in the final analysis it sounds like a film sound track rather than a dramatic presentation designed to be heard. M.R.E. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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