The Illustrated Draculaby Bram Stoker, Jae Lee (Illustrator)
Count Dracula. Critics and fans alike praise Lee for his mastery of complex emotion and, in this book, forty illustrations present Dracula as never seen before. Jae Lee’s legions/i>
In 1897, Bram Stoker wrote Dracula, launching a literary sensation. In this new illustrated edition, Jae Lee, one of the most talked-about artists for Marvel comics, reawakens
Count Dracula. Critics and fans alike praise Lee for his mastery of complex emotion and, in this book, forty illustrations present Dracula as never seen before. Jae Lee’s legions of fans will flock to this horror classic, and The Illustrated Dracula will also bring a new generation of young readers to the book.
- Penguin Publishing Group
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was born in Ireland and attended Trinity College in Dublin. He joined the Irish Civil Service, then became involved in the theater. He wrote seventeen books.
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With the recent "vampire movement" at hand, it is imperative that "Twighlight-junkies" take the time to read Stoker's story in an effort to gain an appreciation for the root of the legendary vampire tale that in effect, started it all. This particular edition, peppered with the wonderful illistrations of the talented Jae Lee- make this book a collector's copy in my opinion! I Love it!
This book tells a gripping tale, but it is not just a good story. If one can look past the pedestrian aspects of the language and the Victorian frills, one can feel the truly beautiful flow of the prose. This book explores few themes, and one of those, the theme of madness, is not always dealt with very well. In this book, good faces evil, and for a large part of the book, it seemed that the characters were intended to be seen as purely one or the other, and as we all know, this is never the case when people are involved. However, through the insights of the wonderful character Mina Harker, the characters grow in understanding and compassion even towards Dracula. I could list out all of the problems that I perceived in this book, but they are all subjective and I overlook them because of the magnitude of what Stoker accomplished and all of the art that his book has inspired. This edition is wonderful and perhaps the best available. Except for a few very obvious typos, I wouldn't recommend any other. Jae Lee's illustrations are very noteworthy and must have involved a sensitive reading of the book.
That's what it ways on the back cover anyway!! Nicely illustrated - nice print - very enjoyable to read. A pricier version of the classic but I feel it is worth the extra - check out the used section for some great deals.