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Frankenstein; Dracula; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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ISBN-10: 0451523636

ISBN-13: 9780451523631

Edition: 1978

Authors: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stephen King

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List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. Although a semi-invalid as a child, he went on the gain a reputation as a fine athlete at Trinity College, where he also excelled in mathematics and philosophy. Stoker worked as a civil servant and a journalist before becoming the personal secretary of the famous actor Henry Irving. He also wrote 15 works of fiction, only one of which is very memorable - Dracula (1897). This work, involving hypnotism, magic, the supernatural, and other elements of gothic fiction, went on to sell over one million copies and is still selling strongly today. So well known has his fictional character become that today it is possible to visit the castle…    

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment…