A true masterpiece Believe it or not, I am still considering how to best write a review for this, one of my favorite novels of all time I annotated this most recent time reading, in the hopes that it would help when it came to composing my final thoughts.
What I am really struggling with is the idea of little ole me reviewing a masterpiece I guess my goal is to compel people to read this amazing piece of world literature as opposed to providing a critique of Stoker s work Let me think on this a while longer In the meantime, have a gander at this The Lost Boys gif a movie greatly inspired by Dracula Review or not, I am so happy to have reread this for the 3rd time Dracula is a book I will continue to reread periodically for the r 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 rarelyHis 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 wi Can Find An Alternative Cover Edition For This ISBN Here And HereA 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 Of The Novel Dramatic And Film Variations Focuses On Theater And Film Adaptations ê Dracula ä Download by ✓ Bram Stoker 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 IncludedCriticism Collects Seven Theoretical Interpretations Of Dracula By Phyllis A Roth, Carol A Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijkstra, Stephen D Arata, And Talia SchafferA Chronology And A Selected Bibliography Are Included Managed to finish this Second time studying, but first successful read through.
I enjoyed it this time around, mainly because I actually read the last quarter or so of the book, which was the most enjoyable in my opinion.
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 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 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 Talk about killing the pace by the time the gruesome scares came I was very disengaged Also, funny thing about this book as a horror story it must be the grandfather of heading up the stairs to hide instead of running outside or Ä Dracula Ã 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 yearsand please don t confuse the movie Bram Stoker s Dracula with the actual plot, story, and characters in the book It doesn t remotely resemble the book and the title has galled me since that movie came out The book 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 This book creates a horror atmosphere that has been copied constantly over the years but never quite captured again You ll be
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.
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 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 journal serve to create suspense which suits the gothic tone of the novel perf