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
“We learn from failure, not from success!”
--- Bram Stoker, Dracula
Dracula and Dracula's Guest (Book Set)
Book 1. Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.
Book 2. Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.
THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM
THE BURIAL OF THE RATS
THE JUDGE'S HOUSE
THE MAN FROM SHORROX'
UNDER THE SUNSET
THE ROSE PRINCE
THE INVISIBLE GIANT
THE SHADOW BUILDER
HOW POOR 7 WENT MAD
LIES AND LILIES
THE CASTLE OF THE KING
THE WONDROUS CHILD
THE JEWEL OF SEVEN STARS
THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA
THE LADY OF THE SHROUD
A DREAM OF RED HANDS
OLD HOGGEN: A MYSTERY
If you enjoy this volume, please search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in the series, collecting great tales of adventure, mystery, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories, and much more. (Sort by publication date to see the most recent additions.)
Penny Dreadful Multipack Vol. 2 (Illustrated. Annotated. 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' 'Vileroy or The Horrors of Zindorf Castle,' 'Jack Harkaway in Australia,' ... Guest' + Bonus Features)
FOUR PENNY DREADFUL CLASSICS REMASTERED FOR E-READERS: 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' 'Vileroy or The Horrors of Zindorf Castle,' 'Jack Harkaway and His Son's Adventures in Australia,' and 'Dracula's Guest.'
'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
'Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now!'
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue. The magazine's editors feared the story was indecent as submitted, so they censored roughly 500 words, without Wilde's knowledge, before publication. But even with that, the story was still greeted with outrage by British reviewers, some of whom suggested that Wilde should be prosecuted on moral grounds, leading Wilde to defend the novel aggressively in letters to the British press.
Today, Wilde's fin de siècle novella is considered a classic. It is presented here with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, Wilde's one time friend with whom he fell out over 'Salome.' The illustrations include a caricature of Wilde by Beardsley as well as a high definition copy of the original Lipincott's Magazine cover from July, 1890.
'Vileroy or The Horrors of Zindorf Castle'
This epic, gripping thriller from Thomas Peckett Prest, the creator of Sweeney Todd is available in a beautifully formatted e-book for the very first time.
'Zindorff' was a wildly popular serial in the 1850s, outselling works by Dickens and Thackeray, but has now largely been forgotten. All the tropes of the early penny dreadful are here: a quintessential Gothic romance, replete with incidents of physical and psychological terror; remote, crumbling castles; seemingly supernatural events; a brooding, scheming villain; and a persecuted heroine.
'Jack Harkaway and his Son's Adventures in Australia'
"For a regular thriller commend me to 'Jack Harkaway.' "
- Horatio Alger
Jack Harkaway first appeared in the penny magazine Boys of England in 1871 and was an instant hit. The Harkaway titles – which came out in penny parts as well as magazines – were pirated in America and by 1872 the character created by writer Bracebridge Hemyng had become a household name around the world. Young men loved reading about globe-trotting adventurer Jack Harkaway’s shenanigans in stories like ‘Jack Harkaway Afloat and Ashore,’ ‘Jack Harkaway in America and Cuba,’ 'Jack Harkaway at Oxford' and ‘Jack Harkaway’s Adventures in China.’ There were fifteen stories in all and for a decade the world was enthralled. Now largely forgotten and long since out of print, the Penny Dreadful Series is introducing Jack Harkaway and his son to a new generation of readers. Here in e-book format for the first time is Jack’s 13th adventure, ‘Jack Harkaway and his Son’s Adventures in Australia.’
This short story by Bram Stoker, the creator of 'Dracula,' was published posthumously by Stoker's widow in 1914, two year's after the author's death and is a must read for any vampire aficionado.
*Over 50 stunning period illustrations reformatted for Android devices.
*Fully annotated with original essays "What is a Penny Dreadful?" and "Who wrote Vileroy?"
Three novels and the Bram Stoker short story for one unbeatable low price!
The Horror Collection: Dracula, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Frankenstein (Collins Classics)
Collins Classics brings you a haunting selection of the finest horror stories from classic literature - featuring works by Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley - with additional content.
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.
DRACULA: This dark, brooding and powerfully atmospheric novel is a classic of gothic literature, casting light on the darkness of the human psyche, and exploiting our deepest fears.
TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION: Including Poe’s most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author’s macabre works.
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE: Stevenson's quintessential novella of the Victorian era epitomizes the conflict between psychology, science and religious morality, but is fundamentally a triumphant study of the duality of human nature.
FRANKENSTEIN: In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness with rich language and evocative imagery.
- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]
- Dracula [Bram Stoker]
- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]
- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]
- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]
- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]
- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]
- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]
- The Age of Innocence [Edith Wharton]
- Germinal [Émile Zola]
- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]
- The Great Gatsby [F. Scott Fitzgerald]
- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]
- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]
- Middlemarch [George Eliot]
- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]
- The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories [Hans Christian Andersen]
- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]
- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]
- The Iliad [Homer]
- The Odyssey [Homer]
- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]
- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]
- Ulysses [James Joyce]
- Emma [Jane Austen]
- Persuasion [Jane Austen]
- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]
- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]
- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]
- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]
- The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman [Laurence Sterne]
- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]
- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]
- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]
- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]
- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]
- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]
- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]
- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]
- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]
- The Complete Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]
- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]
- Mrs. Dalloway [Virginia Woolf]
- To the Lighthouse [Virginia Woolf]
- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]