Dracula's Guest

and Other Weird Stories

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Author: Bram Stoker
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,827 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 11,217
Added to site: 2006.11.08
mnybks.net#: 15180
Origin: gutenberg.org

Dracula's Guest
The Judge's House
The Squaw
The Secret of the Growing Gold
The Gipsy Prophecy
The Coming of Abel Behenna
The Burial of the Rats
A Dream of Red Hands
Crooken Sands

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I had been taught, all my courage, not to collapse in a paroxysm of fright.

And now a perfect tornado burst upon me. The ground shook as though thousands of horses thundered across it; and this time the storm bore on its icy wings, not snow, but great hailstones which drove with such violence that they might have come from the thongs of Balearic slingers--hailstones that beat down leaf and branch and made the shelter of the cypresses of no more avail than though their stems were standing-corn. At the first I had rushed to the nearest tree; but I was soon fain to leave it and seek the only spot that seemed to afford refuge, the deep Doric doorway of the marble tomb. There, crouching against the massive bronze door, I gained a certain amount of protection from the beating of the hailstones, for now they only drove against me as they ricocheted from the ground and the side of the marble.

As I leaned against the door, it moved slightly and opened inwards. The shelter of even a tomb was welcome in t

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.8 from 5 reviews: ****
2011.10.15
Charles
****.

Terrific collection of creepy stories by the man who created "Dracula." The opening story doesn't even have Dracula making an appearance, but nevertheless has that eerie, tingle-up-your-spine feel of the original novel -- and the same can be said of all the stories. Well worth the time!

2011.08.21
Paul Hatton
*****

enjoyed reading these stories, although Dracula doesn't really appear. Stoker has become typecast with the Count, but this proves that he could write captivating tales of suspense.

2011.04.10
tgatzajr
***..

I found only two or three of the short stories captivating. Overall the book was good.

2009.04.18
momable
****.

I really liked this book, although I felt mislead because Dracula isn't in this book -- just his note.

That abeing said, some of the stories are excellent. The Judge's House is quite frightful!
The Gipsy Prophecy is clever.

2007.02.05
Jeff Edwards
***..

It was good to read something by Bram Stoker besides DRACULA. About half of the stories in this collection are worth reading: "Dracula's Guest," "The Judge's House," "The Squaw," and "The Secret of the Growing Gold." Beware, though: The stories I mentioned are still clumsy. The rest are utterly forgettable.


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