The most famous of all vampire stories, Dracula remains a compelling read,
rattling along at break-neck speed, a true page-turner. Here is a new
edition of one of the great horror stories in English literature, the novel
that spawned a myth and a proliferation of vampire tales in film,
television, graphic novels, cartoons, and teen fiction, including the
current craze revolving around the Twilight and True Blood series. The
volume includes a lively and fascinating introduction by Roger Luckhurst
that considers the Gothic genre and vampire legend, discusses the vampire
tale as sexual allegory, and outlines the social and cultural contexts that
feed into the novel, including the New Woman, new technology, race,
immigration, and religion. In addition, Luckhurst provides comprehensive
explanatory notes that flesh out vampire mythology and historical
allusions, plus an appendix featuring Stoker's short story, Dracula's
Guest, an early draft or abandoned chapter that was not published as part
of the novel. Also included are a chronology of Bram Stoker's life and a
timeline of vampire literature before Dracula. About the Series: For over
100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum
of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects
Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a
wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by
leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date
bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Bram Stoker—Dracula

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