Dracula: With Accompanying Facts, 10 Illustrations & Audio Link

Dracula: With Accompanying Facts, 10 Illustrations & Audio Link

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by Bram Stoker, Chilli Ink
     
 

"There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling, and repulsive, and as she arched her neck, she actually licked her lips like an animal...."

Transylvania, Eastern Europe:
Jonathan Harker, a young English Lawyer, journeys through beautiful countryside to meet with a nobleman at his castle with the aim to finalise the sale of a house in…  See more details below

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"There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling, and repulsive, and as she arched her neck, she actually licked her lips like an animal...."

Transylvania, Eastern Europe:
Jonathan Harker, a young English Lawyer, journeys through beautiful countryside to meet with a nobleman at his castle with the aim to finalise the sale of a house in London. As he travels, he is warned by local peasants about his destination and of the feared inhabitant of the castle, �Count Dracula.� Harker is given crucifixes and charms to ward away evil, accompanied with ominous words of ill-boding that he later translates as��Vampire.�
Frightened, nervous and apprehensive, but no less determined, Jonathan continues on to meet the Count�s carriage as scheduled, however the journey to the castle is far from comfortable; wolves relentlessly hound the carriage as Jonathan Harker waits helplessly in his small, rickety confines, until his journeys end.
Upon his arrival, Harker is confronted with a huge, dilapidated old building and is greeted by the elderly Count Dracula who appears, on the surface, to be a well educated and hospitable gentleman�
But little does Jonathan know of the dark secrets that fill the crumbling castle walls and after only a few days, Harker realises that he is no longer a guest, but a prisoner of the ghastly Count.
As long hours pass by, Harker investigates his surroundings and becomes increasingly uneasy about the Count and his devilish intentions...

"The castle is a veritible prison, and i am prisoner!"

England, soon afterwards:
A number of bizarre events begin to occur in Victorian England; an unmanned Russian ship, loaded with fifty crates of earth from Transylvania, runs aground near the town of Whitby, the crew missing and the Captain dead; a young woman suffers strange puncture wounds on her neck and a crazed inmate of a lunatic asylum warns of the impending arrival of someone or something he calls �Master.�

Bram Stoker created, what many consider, a masterpiece in the genre of horror, inspiring generations of Vampire stories, both in film and print. The story of Dracula probes deeply into our psyches and asks questions about the very fabric of human nature, identity and our sanity, and brings to light the darkness of Victorian sexuality and desire, as it does in modern times.

Highlights of this edition are:

� 10 illustrations.
� A free web link to an audio file to listen to the whole book, via a YouTube video.
� It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Nook reader.
� An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the Nook "go to" feature.
� Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Nook's Text-to-Speech features.
� Plus About the Author Section.

This book is unabridged, and appears as it was first intended.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149775286
Publisher:
Chilli Ink
Publication date:
06/14/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
700
Sales rank:
836,284
File size:
874 KB

Meet the Author

Abraham "Bram" Stoker was born 8th November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland; he died on the 20th April 1912 in London aged 64. He was a short story writer and novelist, and is best known today for his 1897 iconic Gothic Horror novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant to Henry Irving who was an actor and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre based in London, which was owned by Irving.
His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799�1876), from Dublin, Ireland and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (1818�1901), who was brought up in County Sligo. Stoker was the third born of seven children. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Church of Ireland Parish of Clontarf and attended the parish church with Bram and his siblings, who were all baptised there.
When he was a child, Stoker was bedridden by a mystery illness until he started school aged seven, he made a complete recovery., Stoker wrote of this crucial time, "I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years."
After recovering from his peculiar sickness, Bram suffered no further health issues and became an impressive sportsman, being named "University Athlete" at Trinity College in Dublin, which he attended in 1864, six years later., he graduated with honours as a B.A. in Mathematics and then became the auditor of the College Historical Society and president of the University Philosophical Society, where he wrote his first paper on "Sensationalism in Fiction and Society".

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