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Dracula

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An exercise in masculine anxiety and nationalist paranoia, Stoker’s novel is filled with scenes that are staggeringly lurid and perverse’ Sarah Waters

Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to do business with Count Dracula, a mysterious but professional and gentle man . . . until Harker realises he has been made the count’s prisoner. And that Dracula is a creature of pure evil who gorges on human blood.

Barely escaping with his life, Harker flees to England with his new bride, Mina. But escaping Count Dracula is not so easy. When Dracula lands on British soil, everyone is in danger.

In a bid to eradicate Dracula once and for all, Harker and a group of trusted friends, including the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, pursue Dracula even after he flees back to Transylvania. Will they survive this deadly mission or be lost to the world of the undead forever?

Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847, in Dublin, Ireland. Stoker was a sickly child who was frequently bedridden; his mother entertained him by telling frightening stories and fables during his bouts of illness. Stoker studied math at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 1867. He worked as a civil servant, freelance journalist, drama critic, editor and, most notably, as manager of the Lyceum Theatre. Although best known for Dracula, Stoker wrote eighteen other books, including Under the Sunset, The Snake’s Pass, The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Lady of the Shroud, and The Lair of the White Worm. He died in 1912 at the age of sixty-four.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (August 28, 2014)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471137242