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Dracula's Guest and Other Stories
     

Dracula's Guest and Other Stories

by Bram Stoker, Rupert Degas (Read by)
 

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Best known for his masterpiece of horror, Dracula, Bram Stoker wrote a number of other novels and many short stories, all on supernatural themes or filled with a physical terror reminiscent of Poe. Dracula's Guest was originally part of the great novel, but was excised and published separately. Some of these stories, such as The Squaw, The Judge's

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Best known for his masterpiece of horror, Dracula, Bram Stoker wrote a number of other novels and many short stories, all on supernatural themes or filled with a physical terror reminiscent of Poe. Dracula's Guest was originally part of the great novel, but was excised and published separately. Some of these stories, such as The Squaw, The Judge's House and The Burial of the Rats, rank very high among classic tales of the macabre. These stories deserve to be better known for the light they shed on the enigmatic author of one of the world's supreme literary adventures into the realm of nightmare.

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Publishers Weekly - Audio
Having demonstrated a wry touch in his reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Brigadier Gerard stories, narrator Rupert Degas shifts gears smoothly with his narration of nine lesser-known works of terror from the author of Dracula. The title story—a section of the famous novel cut prior to publication—is a splendid introduction to both Stoker and Degas. Within a few short passages, the experiences of English solicitor Jonathan Harker, on business in Europe, change dramatically—particularly when he hears warnings against travelling on Walpurgis Night. Without added sound effects, Degas makes the reader hear the threatening cries and quiet isolation Harker experiences after his driver abandons him as night falls. A versatile array of accents enables Degas to ably portray all the stories’ many characters. “Burial of the Rats,” in which a tourist to France must flee for his life, is another highpoint. (Oct.)
Library Journal - Audio
A fine collection of nine short stories by the author of Dracula. As stated in the excellent liner notes, the fear of pursuit, entrapment, torment, and death underlie these tales. The threat may come from the supernatural, as seen in the title story, along with "The Judge's House" and "The Secret of the Growing Gold." In the rest, the terror rises from the natural world. Particularly good examples include "The Coming of Abel Behenna," in which Stoker presents the tragic outcome of a contest between two lifelong friends to win the hand of the same woman, and "The Burial of the Rats," in which a man stumbles into a dangerous part of Paris trying to escape a mob of robbers. Reader Rupert Degas does an excellent job in presenting these tales. VERDICT This solid collection of the macabre is a must for horror fans.—Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ. Parkersburg Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843795636
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
5
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 - 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned

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