Dracula [eBook]

Dracula [eBook]
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Even in our vampire-obsessed age, Dracula remains the first, the best, and the most hypnotic bloodsucker of all. Jonathan Harker, a young solicitor, journeys to Transylvania to complete a property deal with the mysterious Count Dracula. But the naive Harker does not know who and what he is dealing with—and this simple business transaction ends up unleashing a terrible evil on his countrymen. All that stands between the innocent citizens of London and the Count’s reign of terror are the vampire hunter Dr Van Helsing and his team of slayers.

Stoker’s classic and oft-dramatized novel captured the fears of his age. Irresistibly attractive and unfailingly murderous, Dracula represented everything the Victorians feared: the irrational, the pagan, the erotic, and the foreign. It is as exciting today as when first published in 1897. The world's greatest works of literature are now available in these beautiful keepsake volumes.

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About the Author

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799–1876), from Dublin, and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (1818–1901), who was raised in County Sligo. Stoker was the third of seven children, the eldest of whom was Sir Thornley Stoker, 1st Bt. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Church of Ireland Parish of Clontarf and attended the parish church with their children, who were baptised there.

Stoker was bedridden with an unknown illness until he started school at the age of seven, when he made a complete recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, "I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years." He was educated in a private school run by the Rev. William Woods.

After his recovery, he grew up without further major health issues, even excelling as an athlete (he was named University Athlete) at Trinity College, Dublin, which he attended from 1864 to 1870. He graduated with honours as a B.A. in Mathematics. He was auditor of the College Historical Society ('the Hist') and president of the University Philosophical Society, where his first paper was on "Sensationalism in Fiction and Society".

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