Dracula

Free eBook Dracula 297 Reviewà Bram Stoker
  • Dracula
  • Paperback
  • 488
  • Bram Stoker
  • English
  • 01 February 2019
  • 9780393970128

About the Author: Bram Stoker

Free eBook Dracula 297 Reviewà Bram Stoker He was born Abraham Stoker in 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent then as now called The Crescent in Fairview, a coastal suburb of Dublin, Ireland His parents were Abraham Stoker and the feminist Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornely Stoker was the third of seven children Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Clontarf Church of Ireland parish and attended the parish church St John the Baptist lo


à 4A39CF84B039FE443B2A Þ ☆ Bram Stoker Free eBook ↠´ Dracula 29A5D423808006A79FCC You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN here and here.A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas Contexts inclu can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN here and here.
A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard Also included are a discussion of Stoker s working notes for the novel and Dracula s Guest, the original Free eBook Dracula 297 Reviewà Bram Stoker opening chapter to Dracula Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of ☆ Bram Stoker Free eBook ↠´ Dracula the novel Dramatic and Film Variations focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula , two indications of the novel s unwavering appeal David J Skal, Gregory A Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.
Criticism collects seven theoretical interpretations of Dracula by Phyllis A Roth, Carol A Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijkstra, Stephen D Arata, and Talia Schaffer.
A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.
Dracula the very name instantly brings to mind visions of vampires, stakes, garlic and crucifixes But when one bothers to read Dracula the novel they may realise how twisted modern vampire fiction has become.
Vampires are not meant to exist as heroes Go back a few hundred years and men believed truly that the vampire was a real immortal, cursed to quench his undying thirst with a living mortal s blood The very idea of a blood drinker inspires the very image of a villain to the mind And that is what the titular character of this novel is.
The word novel is not used lightly, but one could also write that this is a collaboration of journals, letters and papers For that is how Bram Stoker chose to fashion his famous novel in epistolary form And the different viewpoints through each jour You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN here and here.
A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard Also included are a discussion of Stoker s working notes for the novel and Dracula s Guest, the original Free eBook Dracula 297 Reviewà Bram Stoker opening chapter to Dracula Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel Dramatic and Film Variations focuses on theater and film adaptations of Dracula , two indications of the novel s unwavering appeal David J Skal, Gregory A Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.
Criticism collects seven theoretical interpretations of Dracula by Phyllis A Roth, Carol A Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijkstra, Stephen D Arata, and Talia Schaffer.
A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.
I was rather disappointed by this classic It started out with promise, especially the Jonathan Harker bits Then all the male characters descended into blubbering worshippers of the two female characters, and by the end of the novel, I was wishing Dracula could snack on all of them and be done with it I kept having to put it aside and read Dracula chapters in between other books Dracula , but I managed to finish it at last.
Here are some thoughts on this book.
1 I would have been all OVER this in 1897.
2 I would like Van Helsing to be quiet 3 I can suspend disbelief for the vampires but not for the blood transfusions4 I know it was 1897 and blood types weren t discovered until 1901 according to my very in depth research wikipedia but I still cannot get past it5 The Texan would go outside and randomly shoot things for fun, including things sitting on windowsills of windows in rooms where live people were hanging out, so he was clearly the most realistic character6 VAN HELSING STOP 7 Oh cool, another chapter from Mina s POV finally oh nope it s just Van Helsing talking to her the whole time8 This book Dracula is called Dracula but it should have been called Dracula Lite because he was barely in it after the hilarious first few chapters where Jonathan is complaining Dracula the very name instantly brings to mind visions of vampires, stakes, garlic and crucifixes But when one bothers to read Dracula the novel they may realise how twisted modern vampire fiction has become.
Vampires are not meant to exist as heroes Go back a few hundred years and men believed truly that the vampire was a real immortal, cursed to quench his undying thirst with a living mortal s blood The very idea of a blood drinker inspires the very image of a villain to the mind And that is what the titular character of this novel is.
The word novel is not used lightly, but one could also write that this is a collaboration of journals, letters and papers For that is how Bram Stoker chose to fashion his famous novel in epistolary form And the different viewpoints through each jour I find Victorian horror so interesting because it s a clear reaction to social norms of the time, to the buttoned down and repressed social climate of the time, to the new moral standards of the church and the new questions brought up and hidden away by scientific thought But under the fabric of late Victorian society lay wide ranges of change the increased marriage rate and idea of the domestic sphere for women giving way to the New Woman, the upper class vs lower class divide giving way to a new middle class With the growth of the economy came new ideas of English excellence with the growth of scientific thought, scientific racism Literature, as is usual, struggles to react With a growing counterculture in literature came the reaction to such at the trial of author Oscar Wilde, passages from his only novel we I find Victorian horror so interesting because it s a clear reaction to social norms of the time, to the buttoned down and repressed social climate of the time, to the new moral standards of the church and the new questions brought up and hidden away by scientific thought But under the fabric of late Victorian society lay wide ranges of change the increased marriage rate and idea of the domestic sphere for women giving way to the New Woman, the upper class vs lower class divide giving way to a new middle class With the growth of the economy came new ideas of English excellence with the growth of scientific thought, scientific racism Literature, as is usual, struggles to react With a growing counterculture in literature came the reaction to such at the trial of author Oscar Wilde, passages from his only novel we Managed to finish this Second time studying, but first successful read Dracula through.
I enjoyed it this time around, mainly because I actually read Dracula the last quarter or so of the book, which was the most enjoyable in my opinion.
Two things about this book Dracula 1 It is a really great and creepy story that deserves classic status2 Everything is repeated soooooo much without any obvious benefit.
Here is actual footage of Bram Stoker writing this novel If Stoker had just got to the point, this book Dracula would have been much exciting and suspenseful I understand the exact same mysterious thing happens night after night I understand that Dracula has some boxes of dirt I get that you brought Winchester rifles along for protection Each of these things was repeated ad nauseam throughout the book Dracula Talk about killing the pace by the time the gruesome scares came I was very disengaged Also, funny thing about this book Dracula as a horror story it must be the grandfather of heading up the stairs to hide instead of running outside or cutting through the graveyard shortly after hearing a serial killer is loose They keep leaving people alone Dracula is, of course, one of the most renowned horror stories, and the most well known vampire novel Bram Stoker set the ground rules for what a vampire should be, and set the benchmark for all other writers of the vampire afterwards Indeed, if tyrannical villains are a necessity of Gothic fiction then Count Dracula is the father of all gothic villains, in spite of it being one of the last Gothic fiction novels to be written It s a work of genius that his presence is felt so strongly in the novel with him appearing in the flesh so rarely His face was a strong, a very strong, aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils, with lofty domed forehead, and hair growing scantily round the temples but profusely elsewhere His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose, and with bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own prof à Dracula ☆ Shockingly, not a whole hell of a lot of vampire stuff up in this bitch.
Mostly, it read Dracula like a dull travelogue with lots of emotions like bro love flowing around And all the men loved all the women, platonically or otherwise, to the point they were willing to give their lives for whichever lucky lady was getting snacked on by the evil Dracula at the time.
It was quite the love fest I m not buying it, Stoker And Dracula Not since Gary Olman s beehived old woman portrayal have I been less scared of this character Welcome to my home Allow me to get you some Entenmann s coffee cake whilst you peruse my garage sale knick knack collection and trip over my catsSo, I ve come to realize that very few of the classic characters or stories even remotely resemble what you think they will based on their modern counterparts And in my uneduca Welcome to my house Come freely Go safely And leave something of the happiness you bring These are pretty much the first words spoken to Jonathan Harker, one of the heroes of Bram Stoker s Dracula , upon his arrival at Count Dracula s castle in Transylvania, just minutes after a nightmare journey through the landscape of gothic horror darkness, howling wolves, flames erupting out of the blue, frightened horses Within a few days of his arrival, Harker will find himself talking of the Count s wickedly blazing eyes and new schemes of villainy and have some hair raising encounters with the man who is now the world s most famous vampire The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of Several adventures involving sharp teeth, mirrors, ga I believe this may be the edition I read Dracula first This is an amazing book Dracula I ve read Dracula reviews by those who disagree and reviews by those who hated the format But I was swept up in it the first time I read Dracula it as a teen and have been every time since My advice is don t worry about all the psychological baggage that has been tacked on over the yearsand please don t confuse the movie Bram Stoker s Dracula with the actual plot, story, and characters in the book Dracula It doesn t remotely resemble the book Dracula and the title has galled me since that movie came out The book Dracula is far, far better.
I believe it s worth noting that a lot of the psychological baggage that has been attached to this volume probably tells you about the ones attaching it than the book Dracula This book Dracula creates a horror atmosphere that has been copied constantly ov I was rather disappointed by this classic It started out with promise, especially the Jonathan Harker bits Then all the male characters descended into blubbering worshippers of the two female characters, and by the end of the novel, I was wishing Dracula could snack on all of them and be done with it I kept having to put it aside and read Dracula chapters in between other books Dracula , but I managed to finish it at last.

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