Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997

Bram Stoker's Dracula: Sucking Through the Century, 1897-1997


Winner of the 1997 foreign organization of the wonderful within the Arts most sensible Non-fiction Book

In 1897, Archibald Constable & corporation released a singular by means of the unheralded Bram Stoker. That novel, Dracula, has long gone directly to turn into might be the main influential novel of all time. To commemorate the centennial of that fab novel, Carol Margaret Davison has introduced jointly this choice of essays by way of a number of the world's major students. The essays research Stoker's unique novel and rejoice its legacy in pop culture. the ongoing presence of Dracula and vampire fiction and flicks offers evidence that, as Davison writes, Dracula is "alive and sucking."

"Dracula is a Gothic mandala, an enormous layout during which a number of reflections of the weather of the style are configured in based units of symmetries. it's also a type of lens, bringing concentration and compression to assorted Gothic motifs, together with not just vampirism yet insanity, the evening, spoiled innocence, affliction in nature, sacrilege, cannibalism, necrophilia, psychic projection, the succubus, the incubus, the break, and the tomb. collecting up and unifying all that got here prior to it, and casting its nice shadow over all that got here and keeps to come back after, its effect on twentieth-century Gothic fiction and picture is exclusive and irresistible."

-from the Preface by way of Patrick McGrath

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