The Jewel of Seven Stars (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Jewel of Seven Stars (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Bram Stoker
     
 

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In this frightening novel, published in 1903, Stoker turns from one staple of horror—the vampire—to another:  the mummy, thus influencing every subsequent literary and film treatment of the subject, including the Universal classic, The Mummy.  Here, an archeologist's plan to revive the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian

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In this frightening novel, published in 1903, Stoker turns from one staple of horror—the vampire—to another:  the mummy, thus influencing every subsequent literary and film treatment of the subject, including the Universal classic, The Mummy.  Here, an archeologist's plan to revive the mummified remains of the ancient Egyptian Queen Tara leads to bloodshed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411438781
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
564,722
File size:
332 KB

Meet the Author


AbrahamBramStoker (1847–1912) was an Irish novelist and short-story writer. In his role as business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, he traveled the world, and no doubt drew inspiration from his journeys. But most commonly, Stoker is known as the author of the Gothic literary classic Dracula.

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The Jewel of Seven Stars (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
USCgrad76 More than 1 year ago
From the author of Dracula. Set in England, the curse of an Egyptian female mummy haunts a collector who follows clues to undo the curse. A bit weak on the ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great beginning, but fell short. Kept skipping around waiting for something to happen, which took a very long time (too much nonessential detail). Only finished the book because of who the author was, otherwise would have given up. Uneventful ending you could easily predict 1/3 of the way into it.(Boring read.)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this better than Stoker's Dracula...but, then, i like mummies better than vampires. This is well written with very nice phrasing. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. A must for anyone who likes ancient Egypt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie 'The Mummy' was made after this book, and the books great if you like mummies strangling people and all that. I you could have selective amnesia you could enjoy the suspense of it, but since most peolple have heard of 'The Mummy' know the mummy's the one killing people, it ruins the surprise.
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A wonderful read it was just what i thought it would be. very good story line very developed caricatures and setting will read again.you will enjoy this book.
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barpal More than 1 year ago
The film THE AWAKENING starring Charlton Heston is directly based on this book.
EricFL More than 1 year ago
Great book, kept me interested for the entire story. 1800's mummy/magic/mystery. The ending will keep you guessing.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a good book if you like horror stories or ones with mummies. This is a book about a man trying to help the father of a woman who he likes when he is harmed mysteriously in a room of Egyptian artifacts. The suspense keeps you going all the way to the end. The end of the story will suprise you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The novel creates a very surreal dreamlike atmosphere and I think purposely overlooks explaining some details in order to draw the reader trance-like into the events that are overwhelming the characters. It is not the absolute masterpiece that 'Dracula' is, but it is a very unique and well worth reading tale of supernatural intrigue.
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