Powers of Darkness: the wild translation of Dracula from turn-of-the-century Sweden

Powers of Darkness: the wild translation of Dracula from turn-of-the-century Sweden

Powers of Darkness: the wild translation of Dracula from turn-of-the-century Sweden

Powers of Darkness: the wild translation of Dracula from turn-of-the-century Sweden

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Overview

Powers of Darkness (Swedish: Mörkrets makter) is a translation of Bram Stoker's Dracula published in the Stockholm newspaper Dagen in 1899–1900. It is longer than Dracula and features an expanded cast of characters, elaborate adventures in the Transylvanian castle, a lovers' reunion in a Hungarian sanitorium, a mystical honey pot, and a showdown with the Count in London. The new content is rich in eroticism, xenophobia, spiritualism, and vague political conspiracies. This is the first time that the full Swedish text of Powers of Darkness has been translated into English; until now this story was only available in the much-abbreviated Icelandic version Makt Myrkranna. This edition contains a foreword by Hans Corneel de Roos, an expert on the Nordic Dracula variants and translator of the Icelandic text, and essays on xenophobia and racism in fin-de-siècle monster literature by Tyler Tichelaar and Sezin Koehler. It is illustrated with the original pen-and-ink drawings by Emil Åberg printed in the newspaper in 1899.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161117859
Publisher: W. Trimble
Publication date: 02/07/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 576,978
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

About The Author

Abraham (Bram) Stoker (1847-1912) is the author of one of the English language’s best-known books of mystery and horror, Dracula. Written in epistolary form, Dracula chronicles a vampire’s journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London and is a virtual textbook of Victorian-era fears and anxieties. Stoker also wrote several other horror novels, including The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of the White Worm.

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