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Dracula by Roy Thomas Book Resume:
Collects Dracula #1-4. Dracula lives! Since 1897, Bram Stoker's DRACULA has mesmerized audiences as a novel, in movies - and in comics. Now, this definitive comics collection tells the tale of Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray, Abraham Van Helsing and Count Dracula in the story that invented the vampire genre: the classic DRACULA! This volume from master comics artisans Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano spans more than three decades of work, starting in Marvel's DRACULA LIVES! magazine in 1974 and concluding in STOKER'S DRACULA in the 21st century. Thomas and Giordano's brilliant adaptation is presented here in color, brilliantly rendered by June Chung! Read the greatest comics adaptation of one of literature's greatest works!
Dracula by Bram Stoker Book Resume:
The 19th-century novel Dracula was such a seminal work that it influenced the horror novel genre and many other parts of popular culture as well. While readers may think they know this story through movies and books that followed its publication, they'll be surprised at how gripping the true Bram Stoker tale is, especially in enthralling graphic novel form. Stoker's haunting words and the unnerving images of illustrator Anthony Williams transform this classic work of literature into an edge-of-the-seat thriller for all levels of readers.
Bram Stoker - Dracula by William Hughes Book Resume:
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.
A Dracula Handbook by Elizabeth Miller Book Resume:
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.
Dracula - Literary Touchstone Edition by Bram Stoker Book Resume:
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader appreciate Stoker?s allusions, rich vocabulary, and Victorian setting.An apparently routine business venture becomes a battle for a young man?s very soul. Almost too late, Jonathan Harker realizes that the charismatic and seductive Count Dracula of Transylvania has come to England with a purpose much more sinister than merely to purchase an English estate. Will the Count succeed in his quest to create a race of blood-lusting creatures of the night?Which will prove the stronger?superstition or science?Defiantly challenging Victorian conventions, Bram Stoker?s Dracula examines the nature of evil and arrives at the horrific conclusion that the forces which would destroy humanity are not lurking in the shadows of the night, but within the human soul.Modern readers still find that their own most-cherished nightmares are evoked by Lucy's and Mina's battle against succumbing to the seductive enticements of the soulless vampire.
Dracula by Tracey H. Kitts Book Resume:
Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, is traveling to Castle Dracula in order to finalize a real estate transaction. He has been personally requested by Count Dracula. What Jonathan doesn't realize is that Dracula's interests do not lie with him, but with his beautiful fiancee, Mina. As soon as he saw her face, Dracula knew the ritual was a success. After all these long years, his love has returned to him. However, many things (such as Van Helsing and Jonathan Harker) stand in the way of their happiness. Sure, he could kill them all and take what he wants. However, his greatest desire is not to possess Mina, but to love her and have her return his love. Therefore, Dracula's fate and the fate of those closest to her lie in Mina's hands. She has dreamed of him all her life. But what will she do when she learns her dark prince is real? What will happen when she knows him, not as a dream, but in the flesh? Warning: This book contains scenes of graphic violence and sex that may be offensive to some readers. This is NOT a romance novel, although there is a romance involved. Dracula: In the Flesh is Erotic Horror."
Gender in Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' by Christina B. Hme,Christina Böhme Book Resume:
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Leipzig (American Studies Institute), course: Weird America, language: English, comment: Basisliteratur: Bram Stoker "Dracula," abstract: This term paper deals with the appearance of the "New Woman" in the end of the 19th century and especially with Stoker's processing of this type of woman in his novel "Dracula." The changes in the roles of men and women and the struggle for adjustment - especially in terms of sexuality - are commented on by a closer examination of the different characters concerning their looks, behavior and emotions.
Bram Stoker, Dracula by Bram Stoker Book Resume:
Dracula is a horror novel about a vampire traveling to London from Transylvania in the late 1800s. The book is written in the form of dia- ries and letters by different characters in the story. Dracula opens with Jonathan Harker, a young salesperson traveling to Transylvania to sell Count Dracula a house in London. The Count takes the young man prisoner in his castle. Soon, Jonathan realizes that the Count is a vampire. Jonathan is afraid he will never be able to leave. He knows that he is in great danger. He decides to escape, but first he has to find a key in Dracula's room that will help him get out of the castle. Meanwhile, back to England, Jonathan's friends are worried about him, especially his girlfriend, Mina. After some time, Jonathan gets away from Count and returns to London. Soon after, Count Dracula arrives mysteriously in London, too. Jonathan and his friends try to discover how to stop Count Dracula from drinking people's blood. Before they can stop Dracula, he attacks Mina violently. He tries to turn her into a vampire, too.
A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's Dracula by Gale, Cengage Learning Book Resume:
A Study Guide for Bram Stoker's "Dracula," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Issues of Sexuality in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" by Christoph Haeberlein Book Resume:
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.7, University of Cologne, course: Gothic and Neo-Gothic Ficiton, 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Taking a look (an not even a close one) at movies or TV-series dealing with vampires, one immediately recognizes the vampire as a sexed-up figure, conveying the notion of the lascivious vamp as in Underworld, the noble alpha-male as in Blood Ties or the longed-for guardian and lover as in Moonlight. In her novels, Anne Rice describes the vampire's bite as a liturgical act (cf. Brittnacher 1994:131), Sheridan Le Fanu's female vampire Carmilla is actually a lesbian (cf. Leatherdale 1985, 54) and John Polidori's early story The Vampyre is considered to have successfully combined the vampire-motif with a seducing romanticism (Hurst 2002, 139; Leatherdale 1985, 51). There is a long tradition in sexing up vampire-figures, reaching back even to Bram Stocker's Dracula. Indeed, Bram Stoker combined different aspects of the literary vampire when he created Count Dracula (cf. Brittnacher 1994, 119ff; Hurst 141f). This mixture of well-tried elements may be one of the reasons why Bram Stoker's novel is widely seen as the "by far best-known literary treatment of the vampire myth" (Bentley 1972, 27). Amazingly, Dracula has never been out of print since it was first published in 1897 (Leatherdale 1985, 11; McNally et.al. 1994, 133) and can thus be said to have become the figurehead for the vampirism-phenomena. Consequently, James Twitchell asserts that "vampire and Dracula have become synonymous" (1981, 132).
Bram StokerÕs Notes for Dracula by Bram Stoker,Robert Eighteen-Bisang,Elizabeth Miller Book Resume:
Bram Stoker's initial notes and outlines for his landmark horror novel Dracula were auctioned at Sotheby's in London in 1913 and eventually made their way to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, where they are housed today. Until now, few of the 124 pages have been transcribed or analyzed. This painstaking work reproduces the handwritten notes both in facsimile and in annotated transcription. It also includes Stoker's typewritten research notes and thoroughly analyzes all of the materials, which range from Stoker's thoughts on the novel's characters and settings to a nine-page calendar of events that includes most of the now-familiar story. Ample annotations guide readers through the construction of the novel and the changes that were made to its structure, plot, setting and characters. Nine appendices provide insight into Stoker's personal life, his other works and his early literary influences.