A graphic novel version of the lord of the undead that follows his quests for blood from the living to ensure his survival.
Recounts the life of the real Dracula, a Romanian warrior prince, and how some events have become part of modern vampire lore.
A concise, readable and comprehensive introduction to Bram Stoker's classic Dracula (1897) for undergraduates.
‘I am Dracula. And I bid you welcome to my house’ He is deathly pale. His fingernails are cut to sharp points. His teeth protrude menacingly from his mouth in clouds of rancid breath... Yet even Count Dracula’s unnerving appearance and the frightened reaction of the local peasants fail to warn Jonathan Harker, a young man from England, about his host. Little does Jonathan know that this is a land where babies are snatched for their blood and wolves howl menacingly from the forest, where reality is far more frightening than superstition. What’s more, it’s going to be up to him to stop the world’s most bloodthirsty predator... Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can learn all about the strengths and weaknesses of vampires! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Traces the history and folklore of vampires
A DRACULA HANDBOOK A Dracula Handbook provides succinct and accurate information about Dracula. Written for a general readership, the book should appeal to aficionados, students and the just-plain-curious. Using question/answer format, the book covers a range of topics: the origins of the vampire myth; the life of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula (1897); the novel, its genesis and sources; the historical figure (Vlad the Impaler) whose nickname Stoker borrowed for his Count; an examination of the connection between Vlad and Count Dracula; the phenomenal impact the novel has had since its publication; and an overview of interpretations of the book. Also included is a comprehensive reading list. Here are some of the many questions that are directly answered in the book: What are the roots of vampire lore? How did vampires move from folklore to literature? What do we know about the actual writing of Dracula? Where did Bram Stoker find his information about vampires? Are there any autobiographical elements in Dracula? Did Dracula originate in a nightmare? What do we know of the relationship between Stoker and his wife? Did Stoker die of syphilis? How did Count Dracula become a vampire? Does Count Dracula have any redeeming qualities? How was the novel Dracula received when published in 1897? What did Stoker himself say about the novel? Why did Stoker name his vampire "Dracula"? Why did he select Transylvania as the vampire's homeland? How much did Stoker really know about Vlad the Impaler? Was Vlad ever associated with vampire legends? What are our main sources of information about Vlad? Why do many Romanians consider Vlad to be a national hero? Which of the Dracula movies is the best adaptation of Stoker's novel? What impact has Dracula had on subsequent vampire fiction? Why does Count Dracula have such enduring appeal? How do Romanians feel about Dracula tourism in their country? Is there a real Castle Dracula? What are some of the interpretations of Dracula? Is Dracula a classic? And many, many more! Depending on the complexity of the questions, the answers range from 5-6 lines to several pages. At the end of each chapter there is a shortlist for further reading. At the end of the book there is a comprehensive Bibliography.
This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition.
THE STORY: I want your fear. For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you. This new adaptation restores the suspense a
This comprehensive survey of the critical response to Dracula provides an overview of the trends and development of work surrounding the novel. The critics and approaches discussed range from the earliest studies to the present day, with particular emphasis on biography, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, Irish studies and gender.
Presents an adaptation of the classic tale of the bizarre Carpathian count, who drinks human blood to stay alive, and the Englishman who knows his secret.
When Jonathan Harker arrives at Castle Dracula, he has no idea of his host's horrible nocturnal habits. Can the eccentric Professor Van Helsing and his brave young friends take on the vilest vampire in the world? A modern and accessible retelling of Bram Stoker's classic horror story, guaranteed to grip young readers. Includes informative notes on both the author and the original text.
Newly-weds Jonathan and Lucie Harker have arrived in Transylvania for thier honeymoon. He is intent on consummating the marriage, but she keeps on fainting and the servants stink of garlic, and the local midwife is more than a little intrusive. Perhaps the brilliant Dr Tanya Van Helsing can revive the new Mrs Harker and perhaps Lucie's father can explain why he has brought a trunkload of sausages for their mysterious neighbour... SuperScripts are tried and tested plays that will appeal to 11 - 16 year olds. Mostly written by professional playwrights and performed in public to popular acclaim, these plays are ideal for the English classroom and drama studio and are accompanied by an extensive range of original activities.
An abridged retelling of the classic horror story, Dracula, in graphic format.