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Dracula The Connoisseur's Guide

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ISBN-10: 0553069071

ISBN-13: 9780553069075

Edition: 1997

Authors: Leonard Wolf

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In the 100 years since its publication, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print.  Once introduced to the world by the silent film classic Nosferatu in 1921, Dracula became an enduring icon of fear, forever immortalized as a frightful embodiment of evil and forbidden sexuality. Now, in this fascinating and entertaining account, Wolf examines the various interpretations of the immortal vampire in print, film, television, theater, and literature, including an extensive outline of Bram Stoker's life and his literary masterpiece, Dracula.  Wolf explains how the story of a sexually sadistic undead creature/man who feeds on blood worked its way into mainstream society and how it is now…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 3/31/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Bram Stokerwas born in Dublin in 1847. After attending Dublin University, he spent ten years as an Irish civil servant, trying to keep up his writing in his free time. Dracula, his most famous work, was published in 1897. Stoker died in 1912.

Introduction: In which the Author Greets His Readers
In Which the Lore and Lure of Death and Vampirism are Displayed
In Which the Author Talks of Blood
In Which We Meet the Vampire Bat and Discover Its Family Values
In Which the Reader Meets the Horrible Vlad the Impaler: The Historical Dracula
In Which the Reader is Given a Raven's-Eye View of the Gothic Tradition in Literature
In Which We Meet the Fictional Precursors of the Vampire Brood
In Which Bram Stoker, the Mysterious Inventor of the King Vampire, Dracula, Steps Onstage
In Which the Author and His Connoisseur Readers Remember Stoker's Dracula Together
In Which We Look at Some of Dracula's Fictional Descendants
The Movie Draculas: All About Celluloid Dreams and Sex
Conclusion: In Which a Thoughtful End and a Fairy Tale Come Together
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