The Vampyre, a Tale, John Polidori
Carmilla, J. Sheridan LeFanu
Dracula, Bram Stoker
Dracula's Guest, Bram Stoker
The House of the Vampire, George Sylvester Viereck
Varney the Vampire, Thomas Preskett Prest
This Top Five Classics edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula includes:
The original, unabridged, and proofread textStoker’s short story, “Dracula’s Guest”Full-color maps and historical illustrationsIntroductionAuthor bio
A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.
From Arnold Paul, an allegedly real vampire of the sixteenth-century, to Lord Byron's physician Dr John Polidori who created the vampire Lord Ruthven, to Camilla, Brunhilda and Varney, who all made their contributions to our picture of the vampire, the picture was completed by Dracula when it was published in 1897. Tina Rath explores our impressions of vampires throughout the ages in books, on stage and on screen, as well discussing the origins of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Dracula is probably the best-known, least-read horror novel in the English (or possibly any other) language. Say ‘Dracula’ and we all know what we mean: the handsome Master Vampire with sleek dark hair forming a widow’s peak on his forehead, a black cloak, possibly lined with red silk, over faultless evening dress, fangs and photophobia. What we will almost certainly not visualise is Stoker's vision of Dracula. Tina explains why.
Dracula roams the streets of London by night, searching for fresh victims.
Professor Van Helsing and his friends vow to stop him,
but will they be a match for Dracula's supernatural powers?
Adapted by Mick Gowar from the original novel by Bram Stoker.
A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
Dracula. Never has another name had such a profound and far-reaching impact on an entire genre. Bram Stoker's vampiric creature of the night has spawned countless versions in fiction, film, television, comics, and more...and it all started with Stoker's classic 1897 text.
As part of the Writer's Digest Annotated Classics series, this edition of Dracula features hundreds of insightful annotations from Bram Stoker Award winner Mort Castle. Explore the craft and technique of Dracula through the lens of a writer, and learn why and how Stoker made the choices he did while writing one of the most iconic horror novels of all time. The techniques revealed in the annotations and accompanying study guide will aid in the crafting of your own chilling works of fiction.
A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. But Dracula also stands as a bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of the supremely moralistic age in which it was originally written—and the corrupt desires that continue to plague the modern human condition.
Complete with a Life & Times section for each author, which offers insights into their lives, works and the time of publication, and a handy glossary adapted from the Collins English Dictionary, this Collins Classics Collection will enhance your reading experience.
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Sea bienvenido a mi morada. Entre en el castillo por su propia voluntad.
Jonathan Harker viaja a Transilvania para cerrar un negocio inmobiliario con un misterioso conde que acaba de comprar varias propiedades en Londres. Después de un viaje preñado de ominosas señales, Harker es recogido en el Paso de Borgo por un siniestro carruaje que le lleva, acunado por el canto de los lobos, a un castillo en ruinas.
Tal es el inquietante principio de una novela magistral que alumbró uno de los mitos más populares y poderosos de todos los tiempos: Drácula. La fuerza del personaje -del que el cine se adueñó hasta la saciedad- ha eclipsado a lo largo de los años la calidad, la originalidad y la rareza de la obra de Bram Stoker, sin duda una de las últimas y más estremecedoras aportaciones a la literatura gótica anglosajona.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dijo...
«La mejor historia de diablerie que he leído en muchos años.»