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Dracula (Enriched Classics Series)
by Bram Stoker
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PublisherSimon & Schuster
Release Date2003-09-30 (added to CC 22 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank110,193

A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. But Dracula also stands as a bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of the supremely moralistic age in which it was originally written -- and the corrupt desires that continue to plague the modern human condition.

Pocket Books Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. This edition of Dracula was prepared by Joseph Valente, Professor of English at the University of Illinois and the author of Dracula's Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood, who provides insight into the racial connotations of this enduring masterpiece.


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I didn't just finish reading the book. I'd first read it years ago. I is a classic. I used to enjoy the Dracula movies, including the classic Nosferatu, but now they give me the willies. I now think that vampire and werewolf stories are overdone. But Bram Stoker's novel is truly a timeless classic. He set the stage for generations to follow, but none has written the story or stories in the genre as well as he did.
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