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Dracula


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire, the Penguin Classics edition of Dracula is edited with notes and an introduction by Maurice Hindle, as well as a preface by Christopher Frayling. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries - led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing - Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. For this completely updated edition, Maurice Hindle has revised his introduction, list of further reading and notes, and added two appendices: Stoker's essay on censorship and his interview with Winston Churchill, both published in 1908. Christopher Frayling's preface discusses the significance and the influences that contributed to his creation of the Dracula myth. Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847-1912) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Stoker joined the Irish Civil Service, before his love of theatre led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Mail. He went on to act as manager and secretary for the actor Sir Henry Irving while writing his novels, the most famous of which is Dracula (1897). If you enjoyed Dracula , you may like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , also available in Penguin Classics. 'One of the most powerful horror tales ever written' Malcolm Bradbury 'Nobody has ever filmed it like Bram Stoker wrote it' Sir Christopher Lee 'Staggeringly lurid and perverse' Sarah Waters, author of Fingersmith

Portrait

Bram Stoker, geb. 1847 in Dublin, gestorben 1912 in London. Seine Biografie ist hinter dem Ruhm seines Dracula in Vergessenheit geraten. Die ersten sieben Jahre seines Lebens war er durch eine schwere Krankheit ans Bett gefesselt, ein Trauma, das er erst mit der Niederschrift seines Vampirromans ganz überwinden konnte. An der Dublin University entwickelte Stoker ungeahnte geistige und körperliche Talente, wurde Präsident einer philosophischen und einer historischen Studentengemeinschaft und war der Star einer Fußballmannschaft. Nach dem Studium schlug er sich als unbezahlter Theaterkritiker und Zeitschriftenherausgeber durch, bis er 1878 Manager des berühmten Shakespeare-Darstellers Henry Irving wurde. In seiner Freizeit veröffentlichte er zehn Bücher, von denen allerdings nur Dracula internationale Anerkennung fand. Bram Stoker starb 1912, genau zehn Jahre bevor mit Murnaus Film "Nosferatu" der Durchbruch des dunkelsten Helden der Weltliteratur gelang.

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Those who cannot find their own reflection in Bram Stoker's still-living creation are surely the undead.
EAN: 9780141439846
ISBN: 014143984X
Untertitel: 'Penguin Classics'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 576 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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