The Castle in Transylvania

The Castle in Transylvania

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by Jules Verne
     
 

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Back from the dead: the first ever zombie story

Before there was Dracula, there was The Castle in Transylvania. In its first new translation in over 100 years, this is the first book to set a gothic horror story, featuring people who may or may not be dead, in Transylvania.

In a remote village cut off from the outside world by the…  See more details below

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Back from the dead: the first ever zombie story

Before there was Dracula, there was The Castle in Transylvania. In its first new translation in over 100 years, this is the first book to set a gothic horror story, featuring people who may or may not be dead, in Transylvania.

In a remote village cut off from the outside world by the dark mountains of Transylvania, the townspeople have come to suspect that supernatural forces must be responsible for the menacing apparitions emanating from the castle looming over them.

But a visiting young count scoffs at their fears. He vows to liberate the villagers by pitting his reason against the forces of superstition – until he sees his dead beloved walking the halls of the castle…. 

Editorial Reviews

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“This book is an illuminating rarity among Verne's output, a Gothic-steeped romance whose scientific aspects are kept hidden till the climax…. let us pay homage to the fine new translation by the experienced and talented Charlotte Mandell…. This creative upgrade in the quality of the prose and fidelity to the original text persists throughout the novel, and sets high standards for the reader's enjoyment….Verne's tale remains compulsively readable.”
Paul DiFilippo, Salon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935554776
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
10/27/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France in 1828. One of the most imaginative writers of the nineteenth century, he wrote about air, space, and underwater travel long before such things were possible, leading many today to call him “The Father of Science Fiction.” Among his books are A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World In Eighty Days, and From the Earth to the Moon. He died in 1905.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 8, 1828
Date of Death:
March 24, 1905
Place of Birth:
Nantes, France
Place of Death:
Amiens, France
Education:
Nantes lycée and law studies in Paris

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The Castle in Transylvania 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good at the begining but scary at the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DON'T BUY THIS BOOK.the begining was okay but the end was horrifying!