Dracula: Ignatius Critical Editions

Dracula: Ignatius Critical Editions

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by Bram Stoker, Eleanor Bourg Nicholson
     
 

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When solicitor's clerk Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania on business to meet a mysterious Romanian count named Dracula, he little expects the horrors this strange meeting will unleash. Thus Bram Stoker's 1897 novel of blood and passion begins, rapidly accelerating from Harker's nightmarish experiences in Castle Dracula to a full-fledged vampiric assault on

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When solicitor's clerk Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania on business to meet a mysterious Romanian count named Dracula, he little expects the horrors this strange meeting will unleash. Thus Bram Stoker's 1897 novel of blood and passion begins, rapidly accelerating from Harker's nightmarish experiences in Castle Dracula to a full-fledged vampiric assault on late-Victorian London itself. The story, narrated through a collection of documents-primarily journal entries and letters-chronicles the desperate efforts of a band of gentlemen to protect the virtue of their ladies and lay to rest the ancient threat once and for all. Often vacillating wildly between the terrible and the comic, Dracula at the same time brings to life a host of compelling themes: tensions between antiquity and modernity; the powers and limitations of technology; the critical importance of feminine virtue; the difference between superstition and religion; the nature of evil; and, perhaps most compellingly, the complex relationship between ancient faith and scientific enlightenment. More vivid than any of its varied film adaptations, and over a century after its first publication, Dracula still retains its sharp bite.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586174941
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Eleanor Bourg Nicholson edited the Ignatius Critical Editions publication of Mansfield Park (under her maiden name, Donlon). Her epistolary novella, The Letters of Magdalen Montague, previously serialized in Dappled Things, is now available through Kaufmann Publishing. She and her husband live in Charlottesville,Virginia.

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Dracula 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 373 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The idiots that make up today's generation. "Um it'zzz sooo boring lol omg!" Yeah right. Go back to reading your literary disgraces like Twilight and rubbish like that, you illiterate wastes of space. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad that I picked this up one day on a trip to B&N, I had always wanted to read it. It was a very good book, an interesting read. I liked how the book was written, but the language was hard for me to get through easily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U have to read this np matter how old u r im 10 too and its not scary. Its just the best book ever. Its a must read for sure. I would reccomend it to anyone. U just cant put the book down. U will luv it i garantee it. P. S. I dont know how to spell that. Anyway u have to get it. Bye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book. However, the archaic style this book is written in (the book was written in the late 1800s) may cause some readers to find this book difficult and as a result also find it boring. Overall, though, this is a good read that can be very scary at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading this classic once. Quite a few typos in the free version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the only book to ever get me hooked on the first page. I wish modern books where like this truly a classic and wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. Aside from the fact that the old-english is strange, the plot, characters, and writing style is FAN-FREKIN'-TASTIC.
lovevampires More than 1 year ago
The original vampire story. I loved this book. I have read every vampire book that has ever been written and still find myself going back to Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great novel! Very twisted and scary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of boring for my taste but it had some good moments :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this history, my students also like it, is a old terror book, this is a real bloody vampire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My father made me read this and it was slow at first but towds the middle i began to really get into it. I love all of the classics and this book is a must, must read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scared the crap out o me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never a moment without suspense. Beautifully written in detail. A classic story I wish I read a long time ago!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was fab. Much more information than the movie, although I couldn't get Anthony Hopkins voice out of my head as Van Helsing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an all time classic and i think that bram stoker was an excelent writer. After reading this book i accually found out there is a real vampire culture who did come on tyra . I have also seen the first dracula movie ( obviously in blach and white) called nosfuratu. If you do your research you csn find many interesting facts about the real dracula who was a military leader and other people in history who did drink blood.
MarkDesigner More than 1 year ago
I can really appreciate the classics, and read them often. This started out so strong and then fell apart towards the end. It got really repetitive, and fluctuated between the characters sitting around decided what to do about Dracula, and then telling Mina how she is so beautiful and innocent, then going back to deciding what to do about Dracula. Then the end is so anticlimactic, that I wondered if it was even worth the read. I will say that Bram Stoker does a fantastic job of making Dracula one of the best and most evil villains in literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only read this book because it was a book club choice. I enjoyed it much more then I thought I would. Creepy, chilling characters. However, it went on about 200 pages too long. A good modern day editor would have slashed the manuscript to pieces and we could have ended up with a chilling, enticing, and fast paced read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really! You can get this book for free! Just search up in the shop dracula free, and it should pop up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is with all these weird reviews people come to the reviews to see if the book is good and worth the money. I honestly donts see what this is about. Anyway the book is very chilling and good. It has its moments but some parts aren't that good.
hms More than 1 year ago
I felt like I needed to pay homage to the original vampire creator....worth reading but the entire book led up to one single action, was ended up a bit anti-climactic. Interesting format - written in diary and letter format was pretty cool. Worth a shot, but certainly not fast paced.
pamkaye 4 months ago
I read this book years ago, but decided to read again. It is one of the great classics and for good reason. Jonathan and Mina are great heroes. And of course, who can forget Dr. Van Helsing.