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Dracula book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN here and here. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Dracula by Bram Stoker. Book Cover. Download; Bibrec. Dracula is a novel by Bram Stoker that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

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Dracula is an Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. It introduced the character . The book closes with a note left by Jonathan Harker seven years after the events of the novel, detailing his married life with Mina and the birth of. Dracula [Bram Stoker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dracula is an Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for. Dracula (Wordsworth Classics) [Bram Stoker] on Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries.

Other first edition covers Abridged edition Dracula was republished in an abridged version in the UK in by Archibald Constable and Company, Westminster. The publishers wanted to release a cheaper, easier to read version that would appeal to a wider range of people. As a result, the text was revised and reduced by approximately fifteen percent by Stoker himself. The book itself is a page paperback with a white cover stamped on the spine, front panel and rear panel in blue. Serial publication - newspaper This novel was published as a serial in at least two US newspapers.

When Harker meets Dracula, he acknowledges that the man is pale, gaunt, and strange. Harker becomes further concerned when, after Harker cuts himself while shaving, Dracula lunges at his throat. Soon after, Harker is seduced by three female vampires, from whom he barely escapes.

He attacks the count, but his efforts are unsuccessful. Dracula leaves Harker trapped in the castle and then, along with 50 boxes of dirt, departs for England.

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One night Mina must search for Lucy, as she has fallen back into her old habit of sleepwalking. When Mina finds her outside near a graveyard, there appears to be a shape hovering over her for a split second.

Over the following days, Lucy falls ill and is at times seen through a window next to a bat.

Mina is worried, but she is called away once she receives correspondence from Jonathan. Lucy goes into the care of Dr. Seward and Dr. Van Helsing, who, after a number of failed blood transfusions, decide further action is needed.

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They then drape Lucy and her room with garlic —a strategy used to ward off vampires. Lucy, however, soon dies.

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After her death, many report the appearance of a creature who is attacking children in the area. In order to prevent her from further killing, they unearth her corpse, stake her through the heart, cut off her head, and stuff her mouth with garlic.

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Start Your Free Trial Today Now that Lucy has been taken care of, the group decides to track down Count Dracula and the 50 boxes of dirt he brought with him. According to lore, Dracula needs the dirt of his home country to remain healthy. The group attempts to destroy the boxes so that Dracula has no means of regeneration.

The vampire disappears and returns to Transylvania only to be followed by the determined group.

Our book reviewer Scott Southard gives his take on the classic horror novel "Dracula. Come freely. Go safely.

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And leave something of the happiness you bring! Dracula was not the first vampire in literature, but he is easily the most important. The original Dracula is not a romantic hero.

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There are three things that will surprise contemporary readers when they pick up this classic novel. The first is how little horror there really is in the book. It may seem strange to say it, but the body count is surprising low.

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My favorite one is the sea journey Dracula takes to London.