Dracula (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

Dracula (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

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by Bram Stoker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312241704

ISBN-13: 9780312241704

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared…  See more details below

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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312241704
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Series:
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
622
Sales rank:
1,263,804
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

About the Series
About This Volume
 
Part One  
Dracula: The Complete Text in Cultural Context

Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text (1897)
Contextual  Documents

     “The Irish Vampire” (1885)
     “The English Vampire” (1885)
     “The Two Parnells” (1890)
     “The Irish Frankenstein” (1882)
     Richard F. Burton, from Vikram and the Vampire, or Tales of Hindu Devilry (1870)
     Major E. C. Johnson, from On the Track of the Crescent, Erratic Notes from the Paraeus to Pesth (1885)
     Sabine Baring-Gould, from The Book of Were-wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition (1865)
     Emily Gerard, from The Land Beyond the Forest:  Facts, Figures, and Fancies from Transylvania (1888)
     Cesare Lombroso, from Criminal Man (1911)
     Max Nordau, from Degeneration (1892)
     Richard von Krafft-Ebing, from Psychopathia Sexualis, with Special Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct: A Medico-Legal Study (1893; English Translation of Seventh German Edition)
     Rudyard Kipling, “The Vampire” (1897)
     Walter Pater, “La Giaconda,” from The Renaissance (1873; fourth edition, 1894)
     Karl Marx, from Capital, Volume I (1867)
     Friedrich Neitzsche, from Joyful Wisdom, Book V (1896)
     James Frazer, from “On Certain Burial Customs as Illustrative of the Primitive Theory of the Soul” (1886)
     Encyclopedia Britannica, Ninth Edition, “Vampire” (1888)
 
Part Two
Dracula: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

A Critical History of Dracula
Gender Criticism and Dracula

     What Is Gender Criticism?
     Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
     A Gender Critic's Perspective:
          Sos Eltis, Corruption of the Blood and Degeneration of the Race: Dracula and Policing the Borders of Gender
Psychoanalytic Criticism and Dracula 
     What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
     Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
     A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
          Dennis Foster, “The little children can be bitten”: A Hunger for Dracula
The New Historicism and Dracula
     What Is the New Historicism?
     The New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
     A New Historical Perspective:
          Gregory Castle, Ambivalence and Ascendancy in Dracula
Deconstruction and Dracula
     What Is Deconstruction?
     Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
     A Deconstructive Perspective:
          John Paul Riquelme, Doubling and Repetition/Realism and Closure in Dracula
Combining Critical Perspectives on Dracula
          Jennifer Wicke, Vampiric Typewriting: Dracula and Its Media
 
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors

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Dracula 4.1 out of 5 based on 2 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.
iamslim 18 days ago
I'm a huge Dracula fan but I didnt like this book as much as I thought I would have. I guess I can say I like the movies better.