Paperback, 144 pages

English language

Published Nov. 17, 2007 by Usborne.

ISBN:
978-0-7460-7664-4
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OCLC Number:
80332792

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4 stars (51 reviews)

Provides a simplified and shortened retelling of a literary classic. This book intends to encourage enthusiastic young readers to pursue an interest in literature. It is also suitable for older readers who prefer a quick read.

264 editions

reviewed Dracula by Bram Stoker

Bromance e innamoramenti

5 stars

Content warning Spoiler minori

reviewed Dracula by Bram Stoker

Even if you think you know Dracula, this still holds up!

4 stars

I had never given classic horror a go before, but this one was a pleasant surprise. The original Dracula story was something I thought I knew, elements like Dracula’s castle and the power possessed by that monster make an appearance here, but despite what you might expect of the original vampire, the book is still filled with great characters and moments that were truly nerve-wracking.

I couldn’t help but read faster and faster at times where the tension raised up, hoping for it to end when it was only getting worse. But its not all bad, there is always hope, and the determination of the characters to defend their loved ones and the future of humanity from the reign of the un-dead, is just great, but a few moments of old English were a little hard to read.

I listened to different audiobooks while reading, which was quite atmospheric too. …

Review of 'Dracula' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

This gothic novel is a timeless classic and one I can read over and over again and still come away as emotional as I did the first time I read it in primary school. Whilst not the first book written about vampires, Stoker's work has been the basis of every tale of the Nosferatu ever since. There is a magic in his writing that has ensured the lure of Dracula never ends.

Stoker's ability to describe events in such detail ensures that the reader feels as though they too are in the crumbling Castle Dracula in Transylvania or walking along the waterfront of Whitby hunting down a ship carrying the infamous vampire.

The novel itself is written from the viewpoints of all the main characters who encounter Dracula, bar one - Renfield who is a patient at an insane asylum. I always found it intriguing that we never see events …

Review of 'Dracula' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

After a lifetime of hearing the name Dracula, especially at Halloween, it finally occurred to me to read the original, by Bram Stoker. (This was in part because I'd received a Nook last Christmas, and this is one of the many titles that are public domain.)

Anyway, I was impressed that such horror was dreamed up in the late 1800's. The story is told by way of journal entries and letters in a style that now seems quaint, and some of the tone, especially that of Belgian professor Van Helsing, is flowery, wordy, and overly dramatic. His journal has a thick accent, as well, which makes for slower reading.

The story comes together quite well, and the imagery is successfully creepy. This tale is also a very religious one, which isn't surprising, given that everyone knows how a vampire abhors a crucifix. Still, it is more overtly Christian than I …

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