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Dracula`s Guest: A Connoisseur`s Collection Of Victorian Vampire Stories
 
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Author : Michael Sims
Publisher : Bloomsbury
ISBN# : 978-1-4088-0825-2
Pages : 467
Price :INR 999
Offer Price:INR 889
 
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Before Twilight and True Blood, vampires haunted the nineteenth century, when brilliant writers indulged their bloodthirsty imaginations, culminating in Bram Stoker`s legendary 1897 novel, Dracula. Acclaimed author and anthologist Michael Sims brings together the finest vampire stories of the Victorian era in a unique collection that highlights their cultural variety. Beginning with the supposedly true accounts that captivated Byron and Shelley, the stories range from Aleksei Tolstoy`s tale of a vampire family to Fitz James O`Brien`s invisible monster to Mary Elizabeth Braddon`s rich and sinister widow, Good Lady Ducayne. Sims also includes a nineteenth-century travel tour of Transylvanian superstitions, and finishes the collection with Stroker`s own Dracula`s Guest - a chapter omitted from his landmark novel. Vampires captivated Victorian society, and these wonderful stories demonstrate how Romantic and Victorian writers refined the raw ore of peasant superstition into a whole vampire mythology of aristocratic decadence and innocence betrayed.
 
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