Dracula by Bram Stoker, Glennis Byron

By Bram Stoker, Glennis Byron

To borrow a word utilized by one of many characters within the novel, Dracula is "nineteenth century up to date with a vengeance." In her creation to this version Glennis Byron first discusses the recognized novel as an expression now not of common fears and wishes, yet of particularly past due nineteenth-century issues. and he or she discusses too the ways that to the trendy reader it isn't Transylvania yet London that's the place of the monstrosity in Dracula.The many appendices contain modern studies; resource fabrics drawn on via Stoker; records expressing modern perspectives on trances, sleepwalking and hypnotism; and different appropriate writing by way of Stoker, together with "the censorship of Fiction," during which he expresses his trust within the have to safeguard the social and ethical purity of the state.

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I found that my landlord had got a letter from the Count, directing him to secure the best place on the coach for me; but on making inquiries as to details he seemed somewhat reticent, and pretended that he could not understand my German. This could not be true, because up to then he had understood it perfectly; at least, he answered my questions exactly as if he did. He and his wife, the old lady who had received me, looked at each other in a frightened sort of way. He mumbled out that the money had been sent in a letter, and that was all he knew.

Having some time at my disposal when in London, I had visited the British Museum,6 and made search among the books and maps in 1 Isaac Pitman's Stenographic Sound-Hand proposed the first practical phonetic system in 1837; more recently, John Robert Gregg had introduced his system in Light-Line Phonography in 1888. 2 Town in Transylvania, now Bistrita, Romania. 3 Count Széchenyi's bridge, linking Buda and Pest, was completed in 1873. 4 City in central Transylvania, now Cluj. 5 Mountain range extending from Czechoslavakia to Romania.

PRINTED IN CANADA Page 5 For Rose, who will still shudder as one should Page 7 Contents Introduction 9 A Note on the Text 25 Bram Stoker: A Brief Chronology 26 Dracula 29 Appendix A: "Dracula's Guest" 421 Appendix B: "The Censorship of Fiction" (1908) 434 Appendix C: Transylvania: History Culture, and Folklore 439 Appendix D: London 451 Appendix E: Mental Physiology 456 Appendix F: Degeneration 468 Appendix G: Gender 473 Appendix H: Reviews and Interviews 481 Works Cited and Recommended Reading 489 Page 8 Acknowledgements In putting together this edition I have been greatly indebted to the fine scholarship of the many critics who have previously written on Dracula, in particular, Stephen Arata, Christopher Craft, David Glover, John Greenway, and Daniel Pick.

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