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Read online Dracula: With a New Introduction (The Paranormal).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dracula: With a New Introduction (The Paranormal) p An eBook edition of Bram Stoker s classic novel em Dracula em with a new extended introduction on vampire myths and legends by leading vampire expert Dr Tina Rath The introduction explores the development of Vampire myths and legends from early sixteenth century stories to the current teenage vampire obsession evinced by em Buffy the Vampire Slayer em and the em Twilight em series of books and films 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 em Dracula em when it was published in 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 p by Bram Stoker, Tina Rath

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DRACULA is an epistolary novel by Irish author Bram Stoker featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula It was st published as a hardcover in by Archibald Constable amp Co Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature horror fiction the gothic novel amp invasion literature Structurally it s an epistolary novel told as a series of letters diary entries ships logs etc Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel such as the role of women in Victorian culture conventional amp conservative sexuality immigration colonialism folklore amp postcolonialism Altho Stoker didn t invent the vampire the novel s influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical film amp tv interpretations since its publication br FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus is a novel about a failed artificial life experiment that s produced a monster written by Mary Shelley She started writing the story when she was It was published when she was The st edition was published anonymously in London in Shelley s name appears on the nd edition published in France in She d travelled the region in which the story takes place The topics of galvanism amp other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley The storyline was taken from a dream She was talking with three writer colleagues Percy Bysshe Shelley Lord Byron amp John Polidori They decided they would have a competition to see who could write the best horror story After thinking for weeks about what her storyline could be she dreamt about a scientist who created life amp was horrified by what he d made Then Frankenstein was written Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel amp the Romantic movement amp is also considered to be an early example of sf Brian Aldiss has argued it should be considered the st true sf story because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later sf the central character makes a deliberate decision amp turns to modern experiments in the laboratory to achieve fantastic results The story is partially based on Giovanni Aldini s electrical experiments on dead amp living animals amp was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution alluded to in its subtitle The Modern Prometheus It s had a considerable influence across literature amp popular culture amp spawned a complete genre of horror stories amp films, In a tale of ancient evil Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens a demented mesmerist hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds and which receives strange commands along its string and all the while the great white worm slithers below seeking its next victim br br br Bram Stoker creator of Dracula is one of the most enduring and masterful influences on the literature of terror, An Egyptologist attempting to raise from the dead the mummy of Tera an ancient Egyptian queen finds a fabulous gem and is stricken senseless by an unknown force Amid bloody and eerie scenes his daughter is possessed by Tera s soul and her fate depends upon bringing Tera s mummified body to life, b Menacing tales from one of the masters of horror fiction b Although Bram Stoker is best known for his world famous novel i Dracula i he also wrote many shorter works on the strange and the macabre Comprised of spine chilling tales published by Stoker s widow after his death as well as i The Lair of the White Worm i an intensely intriguing novel of myths legends and unspeakable evils this collection demonstrates the full range of Stoker s horror writing br br For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators br br