Dracula

Dracula

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

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1897

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347

ISBN:

014143984X

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Dracula

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The world's best-known vampire story begins by following a naive young Englishman as he visits Transylvania to meet a client, the mysterious Count Dracula. Upon revealing his true nature, Dracula boards a ship for England, where chilling and gruesome disasters begin to befall the people of London...

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ll and opened up the lofty, snow-covered peak of a mountain, which seemed, as we wound on our serpentine way, to be right before us.

"Look! Isten szek!"--"God's seat!"--and he crossed himself reverently.

As we wound on our endless way, and the sun sank lower and lower behind us, the shadows of the evening began to creep round us. This was emphasized by the fact that the snowy mountain-top still held the sunset, and seemed to glow out with a delicate cool pink. Here and there we passed Cszeks and slovaks, all in picturesque attire, but I noticed that goitre was painfully prevalent. By the roadside were many crosses, and as we swept by, my companions all crossed themselves. Here and there was a peasant man or woman kneeling before a shrine, who did not even turn round as we approached, but seemed in the self-surrender of devotion to have neither eyes nor ears for the outer world. There were many things new to me. For instance, hay-ricks in the trees, and here and there very beautiful masses of wee

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Gerard
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Last time I read it was when I was in elementary school. Can't help but read it again.
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I had to read this book for school and found that I thouroughly enjoyed it (once I got over the procrastination of reading it).
This is a fun book. It has a frightening quality which movies miss. Teens will love it for book reports. No big words or esoteric ideas. Just fun.
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This book's greatest asset is the fear of the unknown. Very different from what one sees in the movies, it's a tale of men and women fighting a monster that most of the time fades into the background when there are close to capturing the vampire; the only question is not when will Dracula appear, but what will Dracula do to the characters?
One flaw really is the characters. They're a bit two dimensional considering the times; i.e. men are strong, intelligent and masaculine, women are damsels in distress.
A very interesting book. It's wonderful when you read the novel from the characters' point of view. All this mysteries and clues are so interesting. The diaries and letters written by the characters are impressive...and the whole book is understandable and easy to read.
this is a work of extrapolative science fiction made more interesting by the fact that some of the extrapolations were accurate. I especially like the part when Mina offers to index and cross reference Dr. Seward's edison cylinder recordings of his notes.

This book is not written in any kind of obtuse victorian tongue. It is an easy read.

I read this story to two of my three children when they were young. It is not as scary as some of the dreck on television. Then we had fun watching 5 dracula movies to campare the story lines and production values.
The good thing is that there are many points of view reading, and I liked to read a story that I saw in movies and things like that. There are also many good parts, easy book to read

The bad part is that are some parts that are very long and extremelly boring, i almost gave up reading when i reached one of this parts.
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Dracula starts out really well, in and old Transylvanian castle belonging to Count Dracula. Although we all know who and what Dracula is, the main character in the story does not. The narrative style is in the form of letters from different people and journal entries, which is interesting at first but becomes tiresome as the story progresses. After the first few chapters, the story shifts to England, and we hardly see Dracula again. The first few chapters excluded, this book is a waste of time.