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Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997 Kindle Edition

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"A notable collection... This book is essentially Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dracula, But Were Afraid to Ask." "A notable collection... This book is essentially Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dracula, But Were Afraid to Ask." -- The Quill and Quire

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In 1897, Archibald Constable & Company published a novel by the unheralded Bram Stoker. That novel, Dracula, has gone on to become perhaps the most influential novel of all time. To commemorate the centennial of that great novel, Carol Margaret Davison has brought together this collection of essays by some of the world's leading scholars. The essays analyse Stoker's original novel and celebrate its legacy in popular culture. The continuing presence of Dracula and vampire fiction and films provides proof that, as Davison writes, Dracula is "alive and sucking." "Dracula is a Gothic mandala, a vast design in which multiple reflections of the elements of the genre are configured in elegant sets of symmetries. It is also a sort of lens, bringing focus and compression to diverse Gothic motifs, including not only vampirism but madness, the night, spoiled innocence, disorder in nature, sacrilege, cannibalism, necrophilia, psychic projection, the succubus, the incubus, the ruin, and the tomb.

Gathering up and unifying all that came before it, and casting its great shadow over all that came and continues to come after, its influence on twentieth-century Gothic fiction and film is unique and irresistible." (from the Preface by Patrick McGrath).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2053 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Dundurn (1 Nov. 1997)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CMP4NA4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #782,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Enjoyable and useful. I have the kindle version which is handy and I can dip into it at leisure. Good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining! 3 Jun. 2014
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A lively, clever look at the legacy of Bram Stoker's landmark novel of vampirism (and repressed sexuality) in Victorian times!
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