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
PublisherNorton
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 Terrington
    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...
  • Mark
    2018-01-14
    As I expected this one goes straight to the favourites shelf!!Whether you have read it or not, we all know loosely the story of Dracula. Although I assume a lot of people think of it as the bloodthirsty vampire book it definitely is not. Have no doubts this is a horror novel but not like those of modern day, the horror here is perceived as much as it is read, simply by the amazing words of Bram Stoker. There is no real gore here - this is not the...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2018-08-24
    we just finished our class discussion on this so basically, it'll be all over for you bitches when i publish my essay on queercoding in Bram Stoker's Dracula mina harker was SAPPHIC and i won't hear slander
  • 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...
  • Matthew
    2017-11-15
    Two things about this book: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 would have been much more 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 tha...
  • 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.
  • Luffy
    2018-09-02
    Dracula, the book, struck a chord with me. In it was a fight between good and evil. Modern vampires have great seduction powers. I never liked that. I also didn't like vampires in many Urban Fantasy books. The Hollows series spring to mind. The greatest change in the villainous vampires arises in Anne Rice's books. It was a perfect case study of an idea done to the death.In Dracula, several people record their impressions. I 'pretend' to know tha...
  • 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 ...
  •  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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
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    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...
  • 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...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2013-03-23
    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 كئيبة ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2013-05-15
    Dracula (Dracula of Stoker Family #1), Bram StokerDracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced Count Dracula, and established many conventions of subsequent vampire fantasy. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and a woman led by Professor Abraham ...
  • Ginger
    2018-02-21
    I want to suck your blood!!What an amazing Gothic classic to listen too!So, I finally did it. I took on the granddaddy of all vampire books. I decided to listen to this one instead of reading it due to a great recommendation from a friend on here.Thanks Terry!I think this was a great decision to do since the characters in the audio book were excellent, especially Susan Duerden. Her voice was beautiful and mesmerizing as Lucy Westenra! All the nar...
  • Lola
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...