“Dracula” is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire
Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham
Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form,
and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.
Because of the widespread awareness of the story of the evil Transylvanian count and the success of numerous film adaptations that have been created over the years, the modern audience hasn’t had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker’s original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we’ve tried something different. By returning to Stoker’s original storytelling structure a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters with an all-star cast of narrators, we’ve sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.
Trial version: 2 Chapter
Premium version: 27 Chapters (1-27)
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