- Gothic Horror
- Author: Bram Stoker
- First published 1897
- Establish vampire fantasy
- 408 Pages
- Unabridged Version More…
Intrigued by all things undead? Then you’ll love reading the classic tale which started it all.
Definitive Vampire Fantasy
Ever since its initial publication in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula has served as the foundation upon which all vampire fiction has been created. Creepy castles. An aversion to sunlight and garlic. Suave and intelligent beings that harbor an unquenchable thirst for human blood. Extremely beautiful in human form but monstrous when their true nature is revealed. No reflection. Equipped with superhuman strength, agility and hypnotic powers which are used to ensnare victims. There’s no denying it, Count Dracula is a vampiric trendsetter!
Introducing Count Dracula
Yes, all of these time-honored vampire stereotypes have their roots in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In fact, before Dracula was published, most people regarded vampires to be gruesome, corpse-like creatures (much like the zombies that we know and love on this site!). However, Count Dracula is an incredibly handsome and charismatic aristocrat with an abundance of wealth. He even has his own castle in the Carpathian Mountains.
Intrigue and Suspense
You may have seen one of the many Dracula films or TV adaptations over the years, but there is nothing quite like the original. The thrilling sense of intrigue and suspense that Bram Stoker evokes in just 408 pages has stood the test of time. This classic tale is more compelling now than ever.
Dracula unfolds as a series of letters, diary entries and ships’ log entries, written by the novel’s protagonists. In this manner, Bram Stoker draws in the reader; sparking our sense of intrigue towards these mysterious events. He enables us to share each protagonist’s fears, thoughts and theories on the mysterious being that is Count Dracula. Bram Stoker also presents us with newspaper articles which offer yet another intriguing perspective of the novel’s key events. One thing is for sure; once you pick this book up, you won’t be able to put it down
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a fantastic Gothic horror novel which has stood the test of time, as indeed has the Count himself. What’s more, this particular volume of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is part of Barnes & Noble’s Collectible Editions classics. It has been finished with a fittingly blood red cover and some beautiful foil-stamped binding as well as distinctive colored edging.
It even has a silk-ribbon bookmark so you never have to worry about losing your place! An ideal present for avid readers of all ages, Dracula is one of the greatest Gothic horror novels of all time so it is only fitting that it be presented in this manner. A book that even Count Dracula himself would be proud to have presented in his home library!