+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Dracula : Broadview Literary Texts - Bram Stoker

Dracula

Broadview Literary Texts

By: Bram Stoker, Glennis Byron (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th December 1997
ISBN: 9781551111360
Number Of Pages: 493

Share This Book:
Ships in 15 business days

To borrow a phrase used by one of the characters in the novel, Dracula is "nineteenth century up-to-date with a vengeance." In her introduction to this edition Glennis Byron first discusses the famous novel as an expression not of universal fears and desires, but of specifically late nineteenth-century concerns. And she discusses too the ways in which to the modern reader it is not Transylvania but London that is the location of the monstrosity in Dracula. The many appendices include contemporary reviews; source materials drawn on by Stoker; documents expressing contemporary views on trances, sleepwalking and hypnotism; and other relevant writing by Stoker, including "the censorship of Fiction," in which he expresses his belief in the need to defend the social and moral purity of the nation.

"No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu."--David Glover "Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century."--Carol A. Senf "Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text."--Margaret L. Carter "Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context."--Elizabeth Miller "No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." -- David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." -- Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." -- Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." -- Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University "No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." -- David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." -- Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." -- Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." -- Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University "No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." - David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." - Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." - Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." - Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University Comments:

"No other edition so carefully assembles a wealth of contextual material, nor succeeds so admirably in drawing the reader into Stoker's cultural milieu." - David Glover, University of Southampton

"Glennis Byron has done a superb job of collecting just the right supplementary materials to accompany the novel, including reviews by Stoker's contemporaries, biographical material, information on the social and cultural topics that concerned Stoker and his readers, even a tourist guide to London in the late nineteenth-century." - Carol A. Senf, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Valuable for both research and classroom use. All Dracula scholars will want to own this useful, very reasonably-priced text." - Margaret L. Carter, Bradley University

"Glennis Byron's succinct yet comprehensive introduction provides a useful overview of critical responses to Stoker's text. Even more valuable is the inclusion of supplementary material (some of which has not, until now been readily available) that clearly places Dracula in its historical context." - Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University

Prefacep. vii
Chronologyp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Further Readingp. xl
A Note on the Textp. xlvi
Draculap. 1
Bram Stoker's Correspondence with Walt Whitman (1872-6)p. 403
Charlotte Stoker's Account of 'The Cholera Horror' in a Letter to Bram Stoker (c. 1875)p. 412
Bram Stoker's Article 'The Censorship of Fiction' (1908)p. 419
Bram Stoker's Interview with Winston Churchill (1908)p. 431
Notesp. 439
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781551111360
ISBN-10: 1551111365
Series: Broadview Literary Texts
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 493
Published: 15th December 1997
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.07  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: New edition