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An eBook edition of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula with a new extended introduction on vampire myths and legends by leading vampire expert Dr Tina Rath. The introduction explores the development of Vampire myths and legends from early sixteenth-century stories to the current teenage vampire obsession evinced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Twilight series of books and films.From Arnold Paul, an allegedly real vampire of the sixteenth-century, to Lord Byron's physician Dr John Polidori who created the vampire Lord Ruthven, to Camilla, Brunhilda and Varney, who all made their contributions to our picture of the vampire, the picture was completed by Dracula when it was published in 1897. Tina Rath explores our impressions of vampires throughout the ages in books, on stage and on screen, as well discussing the origins of Bram Stoker's Dracula.Dracula is probably the best-known, least-read horror novel in the English (or possibly any other) language. Say 'Dracula' and we all know what we mean: the handsome Master Vampire with sleek dark hair forming a widow's peak on his forehead, a black cloak, possibly lined with red silk, over faultless evening dress, fangs and photophobia. What we will almost certainly not visualise is Stoker's vision of Dracula. Tina explains why.
The original story of the vampire Count Dracula, written by Bram Stoker. In the Afterword, editor Beth Johnson gives a history of the author and explains the purpose of some editing that was done to the original edition. While this version is slightly revised, it wouldn't be considered as changed for adaptive or abridged readers.
Dracula is the ultimate horror story, producing one of literature's most lasting villains: Count Dracula. A harrowing, memorable, and enduring story about the world's most famous vampire.A true masterwork of storytelling, Dracula has transcended generation, language, and culture to become one of the most popular novels ever written. It is a quintessential tale of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters ever born in literature: Count Dracula, a tragic, night-dwelling specter who feeds upon the blood of the living, and whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, and the beautiful. But Dracula also stands as a bleak allegorical saga of an eternally cursed being whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of the supremely moralistic age in which it was originally written--and the corrupt desires that continue to plague the modern human condition.
One of the best-known and most popular horror stories ever. When Jonathan Harker visits Castle Dracula on a tour through Europe, his nightmare experience there is just the start of a macabre chain of events. The vampire Count Dracula follows him back to England, determined to increase his evil band of Un-Dead, and selects Jonathan's wife Mina as his next victim. He must be destroyed at all costs . . .
Jonathon Harker travels to Transylvania in Eastern Europe to do business with a mysterious man, Count Dracula. On his way to the count's castle he is warned by many, even provided with crucifixes, and almost attacked by wolves. To his surprise, upon reaching the castle, Harker is confronted by a professional and gentle man - that is up until he realises he has been made the count's prisoner. While he is under serious threat in the castle, strange things happen elsewhere - a Russian ship is wrecked and a woman is found with bite-marks on her neck. The great power and ambition of the count manifests itself in deaths and looming evils, causing a group, including the escaped Harker, to hunt Dracula down and kill him. Dracula is an intense horror flavoured with the perils of seduction, desire and identity.
The vampire novel that defined a genre by tapping into our deepest fears and darkest fantasiesA junior solicitor travels to Transylvania to meet with an important client, the mysterious Count Dracula. Ignoring the dire warnings of local townsfolk, he allows himself to be seduced by the count's courtly manners and erudite charm. Too late, the solicitor realizes that he is a prisoner of Castle Dracula, his guards a trio of voluptuous young women with sharp white teeth and a taste for blood.Soon thereafter, the solicitor's fiancée, Mina, visits a friend on the English coast. The town is full of speculation over a Russian ship run aground nearby, its crew missing, the dead body of its captain, crucifix in hand, lashed to the wheel. A giant dog was seen leaping from the deck before disappearing into the countryside. The ship's cargo: fifty boxes of Transylvanian dirt. As the beautiful Mina will soon learn, Count Dracula has arrived. At once a Gothic reflection of the Victorian era and a timeless tale of sinister lust, Bram Stoker's Dracula has inspired countless adaptations--none with the same power to quicken the pulse as the original.
From the book Jacket: There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But has the king of all vampires returned to Bailey School to be the new playground monitor? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out! "You're worrying about nothing," Eddie pointed out. "You don't even know Mr. Drake is a vampire." "You're absolutely right," Melody said. "I am?" Eddie asked. "Yep," Melody told her friends. "We don't have to worry about being vampire bait," she said. "At least not for now." Liza smiled until Melody finished her thought. "Mr. Drake didn't come back to Bailey City to turn kids into vampires," Melody continued. "He came back to turn our teachers into vampires!"
Vampires: The 100% Bona Fide Totally Real And Not Made Up At All TruthIn this day and age, the belief in vampires has been dwindling at an exponential rate. Those who still believe in them are often wildly misinformed. So what do you think will happen when Johnny McNormalpants finds himself face to face with a bloodthirsty vampire? Probably crap his pants, but then what? An informed citizen would know exactly what to do in this situation. If only there was some way to enlighten the public about this often forgotten subject, preferably in the form of a mock informative guide or something.From Matt Melvin, one of the creators of Explosm.net and the hit online comic Cyanide & Happiness, comes Dracula Is A Racist, the definitive guide to vampires, answering those gravely important questions that keep you up at night. . . * Was Dracula really a racist? * How do vampires do their hair if they don't have any reflection? * Is it gross for immortals to be attracted to high school girls if they're stuck in a 17-year-old body? * Was Sesame Street ever truly safe from The Count? * Is dressing in all black and acting snobby toward everyone enough to fake being a vampire? * Just how much more badass are vampires than zombies?Dracula Is A Racist is the essential vampire handbook that digs up all the dirt and backs it up with hard vampirical evidence. That's totally true. Really.Matt Melvin is a 25-year-old T-shirt aficionado and sideburn enthusiast. Along with three other dudes, he runs Explosm.net, a pretty awesome website full of awesome things. When not adding even more filth to the Internet, he enjoys criticizing and complaining about movies, listening to music and inventing obscure types of niche sexual acts. He currently lives in San Diego. He is very tall.
So what happens when within a short span of time there are a series of brutal murders involving sexual mutilation and other atrocities so grotesque and violent that there is absolutely no frame of reference nor rationale to explain their occurrence? The Dracula Killer vividly presents this scenario to the reader in a series of killings and bizarre lust murders which terrorized the people of Sacramento County, California, and thoroughly perplexed the law enforcement community. This is the story of Richard Trenton Chase, who like a real-life vampire drank the blood of his victims.
DRACULA UNBORN 'A document is discovered in mysterious circumstances: written by Mircea, son of Dracula, it tells of the monstrous power of the Undead and how he came to scourge the living for centuries. THE REVENGE OF DRACULA An enigmatic jade figurine brings nightmares to its owner, Upton Welsford. Then the woman he loves seems possessed. How does the ancient relic connect him with the Vampire's quest for immortality. DRACULA, MY LOVE Following the death of her lover, governess Morag MacLeod travels to Transylvania where she is employed by the evil Count. Soon she is under his spell and must choose between love and life itself.
Acclaimed author Syrie James approaches Bram Stoker's classic Dracula with a breathtaking new perspective--as, for the first time, Mina Harker records the shocking story of her scandalous seduction and sexual rebirth. Who is this magnetic, fascinating man? And how could one woman fall so completely under his spell? Mina Harker is torn between two men. Struggling to hang on to the deep, pure love she's found within her marriage to her husband, Jonathan, she is inexorably drawn into a secret, passionate affair with a charismatic but dangerous lover. This haunted and haunting creature has awakened feelings and desires within her that she has never before known, which remake her as a woman. Although everyone she knows fears him and is pledged to destroy him, Mina sees a side to him that the others cannot: a tender, romantic side; a man who's taken full advantage of his gift of immortality to expand his mind and talents; a man who is deeply in love, and who may not be evil after all. Yet to surrender is surely madness, for to be with him could end her life. It may cost Mina all she holds dear, but to make her choice she must learn everything she can about the remarkable origins and sensuous powers of this man, this exquisite monster, this . . . Dracula!
Children's adaptations of Dracula by Bram Stoker and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
At last--the sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendant and a Dracula historian Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is the prototypical horror novel, an inspiration for the world's seemingly limitless fascination with vampires. Though many have tried to replicate Stoker's horror classic- in books, television shows, and movies-only the 1931 Bela Lugosi film bore the Stoker family's support. Until now. "Dracula The Un-Dead" is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker's own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. "Dracula The Un-Dead" begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula "crumbled into dust. " Van Helsing's prot?g?, Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school for the London stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of "Dracula," directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself. The play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, but before he can confront them he experiences evil in a way he had never imagined. One by one, the band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago is being hunted down. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge? Or is their another force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula? "Dracula The Un-Dead" is deeply researched, rich in character, thrills and scares, and lovingly crafted as both an extension and celebration of one of the most classic popular novels in literature.
After centuries as the Dracula of Legend, disguised as a male, Valerie Tate's current incarnation is the last thing she expected: mother of a precocious half-angel, half-vampire, and wife to two men. But Valerie is more familiar with battlefields than domesticity. . . Some overwhelmed mothers relax with a glass of wine. Valerie soothes her immortal soul with a refreshing blood and coke. How else can she deal with her toddler Minerva's psychic powers--not to mention her determination to throw knives. Thank goodness for Valerie's two loves, John Jante, guide to Fallen Angels, and Lance Soleil, Angel of the Lost. Without them, the trauma of her dark past and her primal, Dracul urge for violence and power would overtake her. Yet in a world where humans and paranormals uncomfortably co-exist, Valerie's peace will be short-lived. . . Tensions have erupted with bombings and the emergence of creatures heralding the apocalypse itself. And Valerie's vampire brother and nemesis, Radu, is at the center of the conflict. Now Valerie finds herself at the forefront of an epic battle between good and evil--and facing a choice no woman in any realm should have to make. . . Praise for Dracula's SecretThis boldly erotic reimagining sets the Dracula mythos on fire! --Jessica Slade, author of The Marked Souls seriesWith a talent for sinfully sexy romance, Linda Mercury will keep you up through the night and craving more after the last page is turned. --Tori St. Claire, author of Stripped and Lie To Me33,000 Words
After centuries as the Dracula of Legend, disguised as a male, Valerie Tate's current incarnation is the last thing she expected: mother of a precocious half-angel, half-vampire, and wife to two men. But Valerie is more familiar with battlefields than domesticity. . . Some overwhelmed mothers relax with a glass of wine. Valerie soothes her immortal soul with a refreshing blood and coke. How else can she deal with her toddler Minerva's psychic powers--not to mention her determination to throw knives. Thank goodness for Valerie's two loves, John Jante, guide to Fallen Angels, and Lance Soleil, Angel of the Lost. Without them, the trauma of her dark past and her primal, Dracul urge for violence and power would overtake her. Yet in a world where humans and paranormals uncomfortably co-exist, Valerie's peace will be short-lived. . .Tensions have erupted with bombings and the emergence of creatures heralding the apocalypse itself. And Valerie's vampire brother and nemesis, Radu, is at the center of the conflict. Now Valerie finds herself at the forefront of an epic battle between good and evil--and facing a choice no woman in any realm should have to make. . .Praise for Dracula's Secret"This boldly erotic reimagining sets the Dracula mythos on fire!" --Jessica Slade, author of The Marked Souls series"With a talent for sinfully sexy romance, Linda Mercury will keep you up through the night and craving more after the last page is turned." --Tori St. Claire, author of Stripped and Lie To Me
Revealing herself as the Dracula of legend, much less a woman, should have been Valerie Tate's greatest challenge. But with her longing for blood quenched by the one man she couldn't resist, Valerie now finds herself in an impossible circumstance. . . OUT OF THE SHADOWS. . . It's a fact that vampires do not get pregnant. But Valerie is definitely pregnant. Worse, six months ago her lover, Lance Soleil, abandoned her. Determined to find answers, Valerie goes on a quest--one that leads her to Lance's childhood friend, John Janté, a man with whom she shares a strong bond--and an intense lust. But when John is kidnapped, Valerie's attempt to rescue him uncovers more than she bargained for. . . INTO THE FIRE. . . Scouring parallel realms and pocket dimensions, Valerie soon finds that Lance has regained Paradise as Angel of the Lost. . . John is hostage in a bizarre world that resembles Victorian London. . . and most shocking of all, Valerie's greatest love may be within her reach once more. For the soul of Dracula's dead wife, Ilona, is trapped within John's captor, a mad woman robbed of her humanity and manipulated by a conspiracy of Fallen Angels. Now, torn between past and present loves, Valerie must contend with emotions that threaten to break her. And in a desperate show-down, the reunited triad of a vampire, an angel, and a human, must face their deepest fears--with the future of an unborn angel-to-be in the balance. . .
In a new world where paranormals and humans share an uneasy coexistence, the most dangerous and sensual legend of the night lives once more--and one of the greatest secrets of all time is about to come out. . . . She Hungers For His LightShe calls herself Valerie Tate. One of the few vampires left on earth, as beautiful as she is powerful, Valerie has resisted her craving for human blood for years, just as she once hid her true gender. But the night she lays eyes on the most enticing man she's ever seen, her appetite can no longer be denied. He radiates goodness and light--and searing sexual energy. Valerie must have him. Taste him. Consume him. For he is temptation--and he is her destiny. . . . He Burns For Her DarknessLance Soleil is a rugged war veteran who runs a homeless shelter in Portland. At first gaze, he knows what Valerie is--and wants her even more. But when he welcomes a pack of werewolves into his shelter, he attracts the attention of Valerie's oldest rival--her bloodthirsty brother, Radu, who hopes to become the first vampire President of the United States. Valerie knows Radu has a hidden agenda, and with Lance's help she is determined to stop his unholy rise to power. But first, she must risk their growing love by fully revealing herself--as the one and only Dracula. . . Before becoming an author, Linda Mercury had varied careers, including librarian, art model, and professional clown. She holds advanced degrees in both History and Library/Information Science. She lives in Oregon with her husband. 59,000 Words.
From the Book Jacket: Draft horses and mules are alive and doing very well. After falling to near extinction levels in the 1940s they have now grown in numbers and popularity to become firmly established as a source of power on farms, as an alternative to heavy machinery in logging operations, and as a part of equine recreation industry. This book is a celebration of this renewed interest in draft horses and mules. Draft Horses Today starts off with a discussion of the various breeds found in the United States. It then covers the way in which a newcomer might find a horse, where equipment and machinery can be found, and how to find people to train draft horses. These topics are treated with common sense and the first-hand knowledge that comes from the author's own experiences. Newcomers to the draft horse scene will find these early chapters interesting and useful. The remainder of the book consists of photos which illustrate how people throughout the United States are using their draft horses and mules. Each photo tells a story, and the photo captions help the reader understand that story. Taken together the photos and text constitute an overview of the contemporary draft horse scene. Draft Horses Today includes approximately 290 color photos, an Appendix listing the names and addresses of 30 organizations, magazines, and suppliers which serve the draft horse industry, and an Index which lists the people and places important in Draft Horses.
A glorious new collection from one of our most distinguished poets. Here are poems that explore the ways in which ordinary objects open doors to the more hidden, subconscious truths of our inner selves: a bird of "countless colors" calls to mind "the echo . . . / of an inner event / From my forgotten past"; a subway bee sting conjures up quick unlikely visits by the muses--a momentary awareness that is "as much of a / Gift from those nine sisters as / Is ever given."Other poems lay bare the imperfect nature of our memories: reality altered by our inevitably less accurate but perhaps "truer" recall of past events ("memory-- / As full of random holes as any / Uncleaned window is of spots / Of blur and dimming--begins at once / To interfere"). Still others examine the dramatic changes in perspective we undergo over the course of a lifetime as, in the poem "When We Went Up," John Hollander describes the varied responses he has to climbing the same mountain at different points in his life.In all of the poems Hollander illuminates the fluid nature of physical and emotional experience, the connections between the simple things we encounter every day and the ways in which the meaning we attribute to them shapes our lives. Like the harmonious coming together of bandstand instruments on a summer afternoon, he writes, most of what we come to know in the world is "A dying moment / Of lastingness thenceforth / Ever not to be."Throughout this thought-provoking collection, Hollander reveals the ways in which we are constantly creating unique worlds of our own, "a draft of light" of our own making, and how these worlds, in turn, continually shape our most basic identities and truest selves.From the Hardcover edition.
An epic of great vision and complexity, Pound's "Cantos" addresses the profound human issues in history and in our time. Each of the nine groupings of poems can be seen as a fresh wave that swells out from and falls back upon the earlier cantos, extending them structurally, adding new layers of meaning. "A Draft of XXX Cantos" (1930), which introduces the work, thus anticipates the full Cantos'' essential themes and provides the surest entry into Pound's encyclopedic masterpiece.
`This excellent book provides the reader with comprehensive coverage of all aspect of poetry teaching. The book does more than inform us - it inspires profound reflection on the best ways it support poetry writing and draws us into the debate about assessment-driven curriculum' - School Librarian `A must for trainee teachers and English departments' - Booktrusted News `Drafting and Assessing Poetry is thoroughly researched and shows how attitudes towards teaching of poetry and indeed the place of poetry on the syllabus, has changed with political fashion over the years, but more importantly, Sue Dymoke shows how a handful of contemporary poets go about drafting their work and sees this process as an essential tool in the classroom, advocating that students should keep drafting notebooks, just like real writers. Getting students, or indeed members of writing groups, to understand that one draft of a poem may not be the final or best work they can produce will never be a problem again!' - Writing in Education `Sue Dymoke's book is a much needed antidote to the ubiquitous guides to poetry analysis.... This book is well worth reading for its clarity and wealth of ideas' - Bethan Marshall, TES Teacher Magazine `Every English department should buy this remarkably comprehensive book. Inspiring approaches for teaching children to write poetry are clearly described. Sue Dymoke draws upon her extensive experience as a poet, English teacher and researcher to explore the place of writing poetry in English lessons and examinations. Her unique insights into both the writing and teaching of poetry should prove invaluable to English teachers' - Dr Mark Pike, Lecturer in English Education and Head of PGCE English, University of Leeds `It is a useful book: a theoretical text, but with a practical focus, which makes it very readable and interesting, to teachers of young people particularly, but also, to teachers of adults and indeed in parts to poetry writers themselves, particularly those interested in working in schools, or simply curious about the general process of drafting and evaluating poetry' - County Lit, Nottinghamshire County Council Literature Newsletter Drafting and Assessing Poetry offers a range of teaching strategies for developing students' poetry writing skills, and guidance about assessment approaches. Critical commentaries combine with illustrations of successful classroom practice to consider this essential but under-explored aspect of English teaching. Based on theory but with a practical dimension, the book engages readers in current critical debates about poetry teaching and its place in an assessment- driven curriculum. This book is for reflective practitioners, including trainee teachers, who want to develop their understanding of poetry teaching and to gain insights, which will inform classroom practice. It will also be useful for literacy co-ordinators, teacher educators and other advisory staff in the field of English teaching.
Provides an up-close look at drag bikes and the thrill of riding them.
After 16-year-old Ken inherits a racecar, he decides to become a drag racer.
It's not always easy being a female warrior with a nickname like Annwyl the Bloody. Men tend to either cower in fear--a lot--or else salute. It's true that Annwyl has a knack for decapitating legions of her ruthless brother's soldiers without pausing for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a man, the way she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer. Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly, and deadly type. With him, Annwyl feels safe-a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied, arrogant knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent fighting a man who fills her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in the company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling, Annwyl is sure life couldn't get any stranger. She's wrong...[And just wait until you meet the rest of the family...]