Set in far away Transylvania and Victorian England between the months of April and November, Bram Stoker’s original novel is a series of 27 separate journal entries, diary extracts and letters plus one final note, a catalogue of intrigue, horror and inhuman goings on. Together with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) it completes what might be called a 19th-century trilogy of original gothic horror written in English.
It starts innocently enough with a journey undertaken by a young solicitor, Jonathan Harker, from London to Count Dracula’s castle in eastern Europe, and climaxes with the pale aristocrat’s extermination on page 447, ‘the whole body crumbled into dust and passed from our sight.’
Stoker’s ability to control the narrative from different angles using various personalities – Dr. Seward, Lucy Westernra, Mina Murray/Harker, van Helsing – …Read More
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