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Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage and Screen

David J. Skal

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ISBN 10: 0393029042 / ISBN 13: 9780393029048
Published by Norton & Company, New York, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The book is in fine condition. The dustwrapper is in fine condition with the exception of some rubbing and slightly bumped corners. (F/F.) 242pp. Copious photographs illustrating the book throughout. A complete history of Dracula with many photographs from various movie and stage productions, and historical "Dracula at a Glance" time line. Bookseller Inventory # 000369

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Title: Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula...

Publisher: Norton & Company, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Based on research in previously untapped archives, a guide to all Dracula's incarnations, including the novels, stage and movie productions and actors to whom playing Dracula brought world fame.

From Library Journal:

It could be argued that Dracula is a mediocre novel which led to a dismal play, which was revised into an average play, all of which led to a so-so film, followed by many less-than-good sequels and imitations. Obviously the vampire theme connects with something primal in humans, or it would have been forgotten long ago. Horror novelist Skal ( Antibodies , Congdon & Weed, 1988) is primarily interested in Dracula from Stoker to Lugosi, although he touches briefly on earlier and later incarnations of the character, as well as the psychological underpinnings for its popularity. Of particular interest is his description of a superior Spanish-language version of the 1931 film, shot on the same sets but with a different cast and director. Hollywood Gothic is pricey, but well written and attractively designed. For larger film collections.
- John Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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