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

Dracula, written by Bram (Abraham) Stoker in 1897, ***** was originally 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 named Jonathon Harker through to a series of individu*****l accounts that give the reader the understanding ***** how Victorian life and how classes were supposed to act.

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

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

The Book Dracula has created many arguments of blood, power, sexual symbolism, political and even magical discussions. The ***** question that needs to be asked concerning the book and even the author is what Stoker had in mind when he created this masterpiece. After all t***** ***** i*****self is Stokers' Frankenstein monster, he has taken from ***** every aspect ***** his ***** that ***** been 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 his book.

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

The book opens with the travels ***** a young ***** by the n*****me of Jonathon Harker.

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

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

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


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