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Dracula - Bram Stoker's Immortal Count, the Modern Anti*****Hero and Fallen Angel of Romantic Dreams

*****, written by Bram (Abraham) Stoker in 1897, ***** was orig*****ally published ***** Archibald Constable and Company. The modern version is Publ*****hed by Penguin Classics, London. Dracula is set in 1893, 4 years prior to the books published date of 1897, Bram S*****ker takes the reader from ***** journey of a young Solicitor n*****med Jonathon Harker through to a series of individu*****l accounts that give the reader the understanding ***** how Victorian life and ***** classes were supposed to act.

Stoker has used a mix of narratives using the past tense in ***** form of Journals, diaries, personal letters and recordings collectively assembled by one ***** the characters during the book.

Apart from the main character of the book that is *****, who ***** actually absent from the novel for nearly three quarters ***** the narratives, *****re are several other key figures these are a mix of people from the middle to higher cl*****sses of Victorian society; these are Jonathon Harker, Sir Arthur Holmwood (later Lord Godalming) Dr John (Jack) Seward. Quincey P Morris; Pr*****essor Abraham Van Helsing. Lucy Westernra, and Wilhemina (Mina) Murray (*****). Other figures that represent a minor but important role within the book are Renfield ***** the three voluptuous creatures called women that Harker is exposed to upon h***** visit to Castle Dracula.

The Book ***** has created many arguments of blood, power, sexual symbolism, political and even magical discussions. The ***** question that needs ***** be asked concerning the ***** ***** even the author is what Stoker had in mind when he created this masterpiece. After all t***** book itself is Stokers' Frankenstein monster, he has taken ***** ***** every aspect ***** his life that has *****en influential to him in some way. From the holidays in Cruden Bay and Whitby to the people in his life who became the characters of ***** book.

So Ok you have read ***** Book, seen the numerous movies ***** read countless (no pun intended) comics on the Lord of ***** Undead. Hey if you are sad enough you probably ***** a plethora of vamp films and ********** all with *****thing ***** do with big D himself but not ***** starring him.

The book opens with the travels ***** a young Solicitor by the name of Jonathon Harker.

Seen through his Journal, to administer and serve from a leg*****l perspective, ***** desires ***** an old m*****, Dracula, who has sought the services of Harker's firm of *****s based in Exeter, England to purchase property in London.

Even before Harker reaches the desolate home ***** his client he comes face to face with the superstition of the region of Transylvania. As the people of the region he is travelling through learn of his ***** ***** Castle Dracula, in ***** Borgo Pass, t*****ir fears and worries for ***** increase.

Through out ***** stay at Dracula's castle he becomes witness to the strange and macabre world of

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