Bram Stoker's Dracula: Annotated and Illustrated, with Maps, Essays, and Analysis

Bram Stoker's Dracula: Annotated and Illustrated, with Maps, Essays, and Analysis

Author: Bram Stoker

Format: Paperback

Pages: 438 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9781500823122

Published: August 12th 2014

Don't you believe that classic horror should be given the same attentive treatment that mainstream literature gets from artists, critics, and publishers? Don't you believe that the world's best supernatural fiction, horror fiction, and weird tales deserve more than a cheap paperback with a scanty bio and a kitschy, photo-shopped cover? Don't you believe that effective, masterful horror literature has the same ability to change and re-contextualize human life? At Oldstyle Tales, we believe that too. BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA is one of those books that we believe in -- a masterwork that deserves critical analysis and artistic treatment... Overwhelmingly considered one of the most powerful and influential horror sagas of Western literature, Dracula continues to haunt our imaginations and visit our fantasies. This new annotated edition builds upon the legacy of those which have preceded it, including fifty chilling and evocative illustrations, annotated maps, and essays on Dracula in film, exciting literary interpretations, and the history, folklore, and literature of vampirism. It is rife with informed and illuminating notes (some 11,112 total) which shed light on the book's historical context, psychological implications, and mythological symbolism. Notably, it probes several fascinating literary conspiracy theories, second guesses long-held assumptions, and questions the characters' typically trusted motives. The result of an in-depth literary, historical, cultural, and psychological analysis of Stoker's tale, it guarantees an electrifying exploration of the world's greatest vampire.