Those who cannot find their own reflection in Bram Stoker's still-living creation are surely the undead - New York Times Review of Books
Paperback$12.95 RRPISBN: 9780099511229Published: 03/12/2007Imprint: Vintage ClassicsExtent: 432 pages
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Collected inside this book are diary entries, letters and newspaper clippings that piece together the depraved story of the ultimate predator. A young lawyer on an assignment finds himself imprisoned in a Transylvanian castle by his mysterious host. Back at home his fiancee and friends are menaced by a malevolent force which seems intent on imposing suffering and destruction. Can the devil really have arrived on England's shores? And what is it that he hungers for so desperately?
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"It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror" - Bram Stoker’s Mother
"In my opinion Dracula is about how suffocating Victorian times were. The bonus is, you get vampires!" - Ryan Adams
"An exercise in masculine anxiety and nationalist paranoia, Stoker's novel is filled with scenes that are staggeringly lurid and perverse... The one in Highgate cemetery, where Arthur and Van Helsing drive a stake through the writhing body of the vampirised Lucy Westenra, is my favourite" - Sarah Waters