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Dracula (novel)

178 Ratings: 3.5
The classic 1897 gothic horror novel, written by Irish author Bram Stoker, about the vampire Count.

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Author: Bram Stoker
Genre: Horror Novel, Gothic Horror, Classic Fiction, Vampires, Literature
Date Published: 1897
35 reviews about Dracula (novel)
review by . July 09, 2011
A Treatise on Vampires
The character of Dracula is depicted as a blood-thirsty vampire. The opening scene is priceless.   An old time carriage is seen traversing a winding road until reaching the infamous castle   where Count Dracula resides. En route, the neighboring villagers warn the travelers of the dangers   inherent in the neighborhood of Dracula's Castle.      The scene is eerie and one wonders why anyone would travel to the castle essentially unaccompanied   …
review by . January 18, 2008
FYI: This is the Barnes and Noble "Collector's Library" edition, one of a series of inexpensive but nicely-bound hardback editions of the classics that are produced specifically for sale in the chain bookstore; hence it would only be available used through Amazon. I reviewed it since it is the edition I read.    The dictionary definition of lurid, overwrought Victorian melodrama, Bram Stoker's Dracula is the authentic source of every recognizable cliché mined in the derivative …
review by . October 08, 2003
This is an adult book about a supernatural persona in the  spirit and misty form of Dracula. The vocabulary is superior.  Many of the words describe horrendous phenomena of a night  fiend who preys on victims for their blood. There are many  scenes depicting nature in the vicinity of Transylvania.  Here is a sample of Stoker's writing:" As we wound on our endless way and the sun sank lower and  lower behind us, the shadows of the evening …
Quick Tip by . November 11, 2010
I recently re-read this to kick off my Year of Bloody Vampire Reading, This is so completely a classic Gothic Victorian novel.The Victorian fascination with the "scientific method" and deductive reasoning are in full evidence, as are concepts of Christian morality, and the dread of foreigners and disease. Modern readers eyes may glaze over at the amount of exposition; bear in mind this was written long before writers were entreated to "show, don't tell". But oh, the strange dark seduction of the …
Quick Tip by . January 10, 2011
Every single vampire novel, film, television series or comic that has been produced owes a huge debt to this wonderful classic of both horror and literature in general.
review by . June 22, 2010
Bram Stoker's Dracula is the original.  If you like all the vampire stories written today, then you definitely should go back to the source.  This book is rich with description, its dark, creepy and intriguing.       I first read Dracula when I was a teenager.  I loved it then and still do.  Its not for the faint of heart, but not nearly as explicity graphic as some books today (not that there is anything wrong with that!)      …
Quick Tip by . October 12, 2010
The book that began it all! before edward cullen and count chocula there was Dracula.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Read this before watching any vampire movies or TV shows. Impossible, right?
Quick Tip by . July 24, 2010
i read this the first time in the 4th grade and ive read it countless times since then, it never ever gets old.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
This is the only vampire book I've ever read, so I can't really compare it to any others. But it's a pretty fun novel to read.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Bram Stoker is brillant telling the tale of man unlike everyone we had ever known before. This was the first time a vampire had been a primary character in a work of literature. well written period piece about Transsylvania.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
A classic framed tale, it's obvious had an effect on horror novels to this day.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
One of the greatest vampire stories. If you like vampires, this is your 101 book. The mystery, the power, the passion and the beauty of the story and writing makes this one of the classics of vampire literature.
Quick Tip by . June 01, 2010
The single-most important work of vampire fiction & a brilliant Gothic horror novel. It's sad that Stoker never got the praise he deserved and that he never managed to have another success like this.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
This is the classic vampire novel. Stoker got it right the first time. Vampires are not meant to sparkle. They are ugly, viscous animals. They don't deserve our pity or our love. The description of the scenery, the smells. it encompasses the reader. Puts them right in the middle of the horror and the chaos that is Dracula. I will always go back to this book as the end all of vampire novels.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
a must read for any vampire enthuistists.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
I like the book better tan any of the movies or the remakes.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
One fo the original vampire stories, and the beginning of the romaticization of the legend so popular now with Ann Rice and the Twilight series.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
who needs a movie when you have the words that jump off the page and gives you a better picture in your mind.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Gorgeous dark gothic atmosphere.
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
With each read try to find something you haven't noticed before, thematically or otherwise. Shouldn't be hard, and loads of fun.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
One of those classic must read books...I liked it.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
How could a novel dedicated to vampires be so boring?
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Cool to understand a major influence on the modern vampire
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