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5.0 out of 5 stars A multitude of information on the genesis of Dracula, 27 Feb 2005
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Niels Petersen (DK-4600 Køge Denmark) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Un-dead: Legend of Bram Stoker and "Dracula" (Literature & Criti) (Hardcover)
Reading Stoker's Dracula as a teenager in the Seventies meant that knowledge about the author and his sources for the novel came mostly from the two biographies by Harry Ludlam and Daniel Farson as well as from Florescu and McNally's seminal In Search of Dracula. Since then, however, much new material has been published on the subject, proving that a number of standard theories based on e.g. the above mentioned works are incorrect or only part of the story behind the genesis of Stoker's famous novel.
Haining and Tremayne's The Un-Dead is one of the books that attempts to correct and demystify the standard mythology of what inspired Stoker. One of the authors' main theories is that Dracula was in fact much more inspired by Irish mythology, folklore, and knowledge concerning Eastern Europe coming from Stoker's family and friends, than by Stoker's reading about Transylvania and Vlad Tepes Dracula.
Haining and Tremayne gather a vast amount of - mostly circumstantial - evidence to prove their points, and convincing or not - though mainly convincing - it makes for very entertaining and enlightening reading. The book gives many insights into the life and personality of Bram Stoker, as well of a vast number of the people he knew or was related to, and as such is an important companion to other books on Stoker and the sources of his novel. The Un-Dead is well worth reading for anyone interested in the genesis of Dracula.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A different point of view on Stoker, concentrating on ..., 9 July 2014
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This review is from: The Un-dead: Legend of Bram Stoker and "Dracula" (Literature & Criti) (Hardcover)
A different point of view on Stoker, concentrating on his Dublin years and the influence these had on his writing. If you visit St Michan's in Dublin, you can touch the corpses on the cover picture of this book.
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