Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula

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 opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews o...


Details Dracula

TitleDracula
ISBN9780393970128
Author
Release DateMay 12th, 1986
PublisherW.W. Norton & Company
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Horror, Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires
Rating

Reviews Dracula

  • Sarah Actually
    2015-05-19
    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 just randomly shoot things for fun, including things sitting on win...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    2015-04-17
    Managed to finish this :) Second time studying, but first successful read-through.I enjoyed it more this time around, mainly because I actually read the last quarter or so of the book, which was the most enjoyable in my opinion.
  • Jonathan
    2011-09-15
    Dracula: the very name instantly brings to mind visions of vampires, stakes, garlic and crucifixes. But when one bothers to read 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 ve...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2015-02-21
    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 ...
  • Ana
    2015-11-02
    4.5 Bloodsucking Stars! "Once again... welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring." "I want you to believe... to believe in things that you cannot." I’m not a big scary book fan, but I have been known to read some spooky stuff. Two books that I found most terrifying were Peter Straub's 'Ghost Story,' which is also one of my all-time favorites, and Stephen King's 'Different Seasons.' Ok the last...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2009-09-28
    I believe this may be the edition I read "first". This is an amazing book. I've read 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 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 years...and please don't confuse the movie "Bram Stoker's Dracula" with the actual plot, story, and charac...
  • Martine
    2008-08-05
    '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 arriv...
  • S.A. Parham
    2007-08-13
    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 chapters in between other books, but I managed to finish it at last.
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    2008-11-03
    I highly recommend reading this to any fans of the vampire genre. It is a commitment and investment for the reader, but it is worthwhile. While Dracula is not the 1st vampire novel/story, it has firmly established many of the conventions of the vampire genre. I must say that no movie version I have watched does this justice. Bram Stoker's Dracula might have been a somewhat faithful rendition, but it took unforgivable liberties with the relationsh...
  • Hannah Greendale
    2017-10-27
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Despite being hailed "the most famous figure of seductive evil" in literature, Count Dracula proves to be neither scary nor seductive.
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2016-12-16
    في ويتباي الهادئةالساحرة،تحاول لوسي مع مينا تهدئة قلقها علي خطيبها الغائب برومانيا**دكتور نفسي يعاني رفض لوسي لخطبته، يشغل نفسه بمتابعة مريض من نوع خاص..يهوي صيد الذباب والعناكب..مهووس بالحيوات**سفينة غامضة ترسو بويتباي في عاصفة عاتية وأجواء كئيب...
  • Paquita Maria Sanchez
    2013-01-22
    This was neither as bad as I assumed it would be or (nor?) as good as I eventually started thinking it could be. Much as I love receiving real mail, whether it's a letter, present, post card, or even just a book I ordered (Shucks, for me? Thanks, me!), the epistolary form just doesn't generally jiggle my jolly parts. This is especially true when a lot of what you're reading is the journals of a bunch of people you'd never even want to have passin...
  • Carmen
    2014-02-09
    No man knows till he experiences it, what it is to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the veins of the woman he loves.This seems to be my first time reading Dracula, and I LOVED IT. I say "seems" because I swear I've read it before. However, that would have been ages ago. Or a byproduct of seeing 10 million different Dracula interpretations before the age of 20. o.O So it was fresh and relatively new to me. I was surprised by the twists and ...
  • Nayra.Hassan
    2017-02-19
    مصاصي الدماء.. ما اكثرهم في واقعنا ..تأمل قليلا في المقربين منك ..و ستكون محظوظا حقا لو لم تجد فامبير جفف مشاعرك و مواردك أولا باول؛ قبل ان يجفف الدماء من عروقك مرارا هي رواية تغذي بداخلك ذلك الشعور الموروث غير مبرر : الخوف .بلا منطق ولا نهاية. .بل ونجد ...
  • Henry Avila
    2011-12-01
    "Children of the night what music they play" ; Jonathan Hawker hears those chilling, famous words from the inhuman appearing Count Dracula, in the remote Castle Dracula , Transylvania (Romania) . What started out as a simple real estate deal by an English solicitor and a foreign nobleman, becomes a blood sucking nightmare. The shell shocked Jonathan is imprisoned by the creepy Count, a " person" you wouldn't want to see in a dark alley on a moonl...
  • Jason Pettus
    2008-04-19
    (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally.)The CCLaP 100: In which I read a hundred so-called "classic" books for the first time, then write reports on whether or not I think they deserve the labelBook #13: Dracula, by Bram Stoker (1897)The story in a nutshell:To best understand the storyline o...
  • Lola Reviewer
    2016-04-24
    I turned the first page of this universally loved classic thinking that I was going to plunge into one of the world’s best love stories ever written, between Dracula and a lovely lady.Say what? Love story? BOUAHAHAHAHAHAHA.Right. I blame modern TV shows and movies for growing that thought into my mind over the years. Oh and this, too: (view spoiler)[(hide spoiler)]. You're one deceiving cover. Dracula is such a romanticized character nowadays t...
  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum
    2017-11-01
    «Η εκδίκηση μου μόλις άρχισε. Πέρασε στους αιώνες και ο χρόνος είναι στη δική μου μεριά».Ο Κόμης Δράκουλας με τη γοητευτική και οδυνηρά ιδιόρρυθμη προσωπικότητα είναι ένας ευγενής, γόνος αριστοκρατικής και πανίσχυρης οικογένειας, υπηρέτης του μ...
  • Emma
    2012-01-18
    I first read Dracula as a teenager and it had a big effect on me. Stoker's suave monster fascinated me and sparked an interest in all things gothic and supernatural. After finishing the book for the first time I promptly ditched CS Lewis, bought some kohl eyeliner, decided to dress in black for the foreseeable future and devoted myself to studying Dracula. I don't think this book left my side for the following year. Good-times. Looking through my...
  • J.G. Keely
    2009-10-29
    Almost every author will fall into one of two camps: the active, and the reactive. The active author looks at the world around them and decides to write about what they see. They sit down and think: "I'm going to write a story, the subtext of which will provide my analysis of Victorian sexual mores". They then construct the story around this theme, creating characters to show different aspects and constructing a plot which moves from general obse...
  • Paul Bryant
    2007-09-25
    If I was Bram Stoker I’d remake the old Melanie hit – remember this one?Look what they done to my song, ma look what they done to my song well it's the only thing that I could do half right and it's turning out all wrong ma look what they done to my song Which the Count would have sung asUite ce au facut sa ma cantec, mamaUite ce au facut cintecul meu e singurul lucru care i s-ar putea face jumatatedreptate si e intorcandu-se in toate regula ...
  • Lyn
    2011-07-31
    When I talked to my high school English teacher about my experience reading this, and how it compared to the racy Canterbury Tales, she made an erudite and astute observation, "Human nature doesn't change". This changed the literary landscape of horror writing since. Sexual, sensual, creepy and still terrifying today.This review, published in June 2015, is dedicated to a truly great man, Sir Christopher Lee, who passed away in 2015. Sir Christoph...
  • Fernando
    2012-02-08
    “¡Sea bienvenido a mi morada! Entre por su propia voluntad, entre sin temor y deje aquí parte de la felicidad que lleva consigo.” Pocos mensajes de bienvenida son tan geniales como este en la literatura. Considero que junto con la recepción que le hace el gato de Cheshire a Alicia en el país de las maravillas ("Estamos todos locos aquí. Y si tu estás aquí, es porque también estás loca") transforman en algo imborrable el recuerdo que ...
  • Madeline
    2009-02-04
    FINALLY finished it. Assigned reading, in addition to being painfully boring, takes away serious time from The List. Anyway, on to the bit where I review the book: it wasn't exactly what I was expecting (for instance, the whole novel consists of diary entries and letters written by the main characters - not Dracula, though), and no one even says the word "vampire" until page 165. And they're talking about the bats. It was genuinely creepy, but th...
  • Matt
    2017-10-25
    As the eerie time of All Hallow’s Eve approaches, I felt that it was high time that I finally tackle this novel, which a good friend of mine strongly supported as well. Young solicitor Johnathan Harker finds himself travelling through the Hungarian countryside and into Romania, on his way to a castle in the heart of Transylvania. There, one Count Dracula awaits Harker and proves to be an odd, yet amenable, host. Seeking to finalise a land deal ...
  • Eva
    2016-09-25
    Before I review this I should say that I hate all things Vampire. Twilight, Eclipse, Fifty Shades of human blood if existed I'm sure would be a hit, are just not my cup of tea. Having said that I really loved Dracula. The reason I loved it had nothing to do with blood and gore but with suspense and atmosphere!! Here is a book that draws you in a world of secrecy from the start. It is cleverly written as diary accounts which I thought was a stroke...
  • Char
    2015-11-12
    I believe this was my third read of this book, but the only time I've listened to it on audio. This was a full cast performance and it was excellent. I highly recommend it to horror fans that dislike reading in epistolary form, the voicing here really brings the diary entries and letters to life. Highly recommended for fans of classic horror stories!
  • Apatt
    2016-01-19
    “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”This iconic quote illustrates the unfathomable depth of Dracula’s evil. Not only does he have terrible taste in music (wolf metal, anyone?), he is keen to inflict his awful taste on poor Jonathan Harker who is already regretting his visit to Dracula’s castle. If the novel was set in the present day the Count probably would have put on a “Yoko Ono’s Greatest Hits CD”. “L...
  • Maddie
    2016-07-26
    I loved Always said I will read and decided this year why not ?
  • emma
    2017-02-20
    i wrote a really silly full review of this for my blog. it's up now at https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co.... is it helpful? maybe. probably not. but it's fun (maybe).------------------------Just the mini-review I always write for classics.This book was…an Experience. I don’t really know how I felt about it. I love classics. I don’t love vampires. I love the way British characters from the nineteenth century speak. I don’t love flat as...