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

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

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

The Book Dracula has created many arguments of blood, power, sexual symbolism, political and even magical discussions. The main question that needs ***** be asked concerning the book and 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 from nearly every aspect of his life that has *****en influential to him in some way. From the holidays in Cruden Bay and Whitby to the people in his ***** ***** became the characters of ***** book.

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

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

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

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

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

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