'Alone with the dead! I dare not go out, for I can hear the low howl of the wolf through the broken window'
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the imminent arrival of his 'Master'. In the ensuing battle of wits between the sinister Count Dracula and a determined group of adversaries, Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre.
About the Author
Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847 - 1912) was a sickly child, unable to stand until he was seven years old, and spent the majority of his childhood reading before defying the odds by becoming a champion athlete at Trinity College, Dublin. Starting his career as an Irish civil servant, his love of theatre led him to become an unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Mail and later manager and secretary for the famous actor Sir Henry Irving. He also wrote a dozen books, of which Dracula (1897) is without doubt the most famous. An immediate bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's masterpiece of the macabre has remained popular ever since, as testified by the countless film adaptations of the novel.
Series: The Penguin English Library
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 26th April 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1