Having re-read some of the "classics," I have found that the writing style of many of them seems old fashioned and stilted to the reader. Nothing could be further from the truth with Bram Stoker's much read and exploited novel, Dracula. The writing style flows freely from the page, and stands comparison with many of today's best novels.
The story really needs no additions from me, but for those who need a refresher the book starts with a young man, Jonathan Harker, a solicitor from Devon making a solo journey into the Carpathian mountains in Central Europe to meet with an important client. The client being Count Dracula himself. The trip is to finalise and inform Dracula of property purchases he has made in England. While he is travelling the young man is writing a journal of the events and people he encounters, and it is not long before he begins to have serious doubts about his own safety. When he arrives at Castle Dracula his worst fears begin to manifest themselves.
The Collector's Library do a first rate job of these in the main unabridged editions of Classic Literature. The bindings are robust, but luxurious and are protected by an illustrated dust cover, and the gilt edged pages are a luxury from a bygone age. The integral ribbon bookmark is also a nice touch and the books are genuinely pocket sized and can be taken virtually anywhere, an appealing quality for an avid reader.