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Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire, the Penguin Classics edition of Dracula is edited with notes and an introduction by Maurice Hindle, as well as a preface by Christopher Frayling.

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries - led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing - Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.

For this completely updated edition, Maurice Hindle has revised his introduction, list of further reading and notes, and added two appendices: Stoker's essay on censorship and his interview with Winston Churchill, both published in 1908. Christopher Frayling's preface discusses the significance and the influences that contributed to his creation of the Dracula myth.


If you enjoyed Dracula, you may like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, also available in Penguin Classics.
'One of the most powerful horror tales ever written' - Malcolm Bradbury

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    9780141439846

    June 5, 2003

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    9780099582595

    December 2, 2013

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    656 pages

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    9780141199337

    May 23, 2012

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    9780307743305

    September 15, 2011

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    9780141196886

    April 15, 2011

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    November 5, 2010

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    July 15, 2010

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    9780141325668

    May 4, 2009

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    9780099511229

    December 3, 2007

    Vintage Classics

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    9780553212716

    January 1, 1982

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    9781448161508

    October 3, 2013

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    Bram Stoker

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    9780141974408

    May 23, 2012

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    9781407019468

    September 1, 2010

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  • Dracula
    Bram Stoker, Bram Stoker

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    9780141919102

    May 4, 2009

    Penguin eBooks

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    Bram Stoker, Bram Stoker

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    9780141910932

    November 22, 2006

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    9781785295140

    October 15, 2016

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