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by Leonard Wolf,Bram Stoker

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Author: Leonard Wolf,Bram Stoker
ISBN: 0452269431
ISBN13: 978-0452269439
Language: English
Publisher: Plume; Annotated edition (February 1, 1993)
Pages: 512
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The Essential Dracula book. The definitive source for studying Dracula. Complete with train schedules, maps and detailed explanations of terms and references as well as illustrations and the the text. I have used this in the past as reference for teaching Dracula in my high school literature class, and I was overjoyed to find a hard copy version of the text.

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An essay on the history of the vampire myth in literature accompanies an annotated version of the classic vampire tale
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Naril
I teach Advanced Placement Literature and Composition at the high school level and this book is my go-to for not only Dracula, but for an example of what an annotated text can be! There are so many references that the reader might never even know he/she had missed without these alternatingly insightful, humorous and historical annotations. I am so sad this version is out of print, as (in my humble opinion) this should be the premier version available at any book store. HIGHLY recommend!
Usishele
brings back my past
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
With this--probably my second or third--reading of "Dracula," certain surprising aspects of the novel (which would elude most first-time readers) became glaringly apparent to me. I will forego a summary of the plot, since the tale is almost universally known. Instead, I'll simply identify those aspects of the novel that seem to go unrecognized in the wake of its legacy and undeniable impact on the horror genre and our culture's insatiable fascination with vampires. First of all, the narrative structure of "Dracula," despite its being a conventional Victorian romance, is quite postmodern--the titular character is, in fact, the antagonist of the story rather than the protagonist; the tale is told from the perspectives of numerous narrators, and this poly-vocal, cobbled-together story features numerous narrative voices (none more annoying than Van Helsing's convoluted and at times unintelligibly purple prose) and genres (diaries, letters, newspaper stories). And, shockingly, the conclusion of the novel deconstructs the entirety of the narrative that has preceded it. Jonathan Harker writes:

"We were struck with the fact, that in all the mass of material of which the record is composed, there is hardly one authentic document; nothing but a mass of type-writing, except the later note-books of Mina and Seward and myself, and Van Helsing's memorandum. We could hardly ask any one, even did we wish to, to accept these as proofs of so wild a story." (pp. 444-445)

This edition is particularly rich and rewarding for readers who are returning to "Dracula" for subsequent readings. Leonard Wolf's introduction and his abundant footnotes enrich the tale and supplement the story in a highly entertaining fashion. It's like reading the novel with a literary tour guide looking over your shoulder and making sure you don't miss any point of interest.

Ultimately, a careful rereading of "Dracula" reveals just how little it contains of what we now consider conventional about the vampire myth. The "horror" it contains is also quite tame--much of the terror throughout the novel is masterfully implied rather than blatant, and Dracula himself is hardly even present for the majority of the action. "Dracula" is indeed a classic--one that rewards rereadings, reconsideration, and constant review.
Urllet
"The Essential Dracula" is the latest edition of "Dracula" to be annotated with copious footnotes by renowned "Dracula" scholar Leonard Wolf. In 1975, Wolf published the first thoroughly annotated edition of the novel, called, appropriately, "The Annotated Dracula". "The Essential Dracula" has retained and augmented the thousands of comments and explanations offered in that book, but lacks "The Annotated Dracula"'s more than 100 illustrations, most notably full-page artwork by the artist Sätty. Instead, the artwork of Christopher Bing introduces each chapter in "The Essential Dracula". There are also small illustrations scattered throughout, but "The Essential Dracula"'s illustrations are more decoration than material. Don't be misled by the blurb from Ingram on the back cover that oddly refers to the 1975 edition's "100 photos, maps, and drawings", not to this edition. Comments on "Dracula" by 19 writers and artists are an interesting addition between the chapters. Leonard Wolf or his publisher have perfectly chosen a handsome, modern, black and red cover to announce this novel's arrival in the 21st century.

Leonard Wolf's copious footnotes provide the reader with an ongoing lesson in social history. He addresses every imaginable allusion in the text, sometimes with short essays. The notes are more elaborate and cover a broader variety of subjects than the footnotes in the Norton Critical Edition of "Dracula". Some intriguing notes include: recipes for the Romanian dishes on which Jonathan Harker dines, population demographics for Transylvania in the late 19th century, translations of old Mr. Swales' dialect, explanations of Victorian figures of speech, and the particulars of Victorian typewriters that Mina employs so frequently. Leonard Wolf's annotations are blessing to "Dracula" fans. My only reservation about them is that the notes in "The Essential Dracula" cannot be easily read. Unlike its predecessor "The Annotated Dracula", which placed its sizable notes in the margins, "The Essential Dracula"'s notes are truly footnotes. They are written in a miniscule font at the bottom of the pages. One cannot simply peruse the notes, as I so enjoy with "The Annotated Dracula". It is too difficult to determine what text is being referenced. So you really do have to read these notes as you read the novel, which I find impractical and not as enjoyable as studying them later.

"The Essential Dracula" offers 3 Appendices. Appendix A is the legendary and entirely superfluous deleted first chapter of "Dracula", entitled "Dracula's Guest". Appendix B provides a selected Dracula filmography and a list of notable theatrical dramatizations. The filmography includes title, alternative title, director, studio, country, and leading performers for 71 Dracula films, 1920-1992, that feature Count Dracula but are not necessarily based on Bram Stoker's novel. Appendix C is a bibliography.
Cherry The Countess
Why do I like this so much? Maybe because it is a classic? Hard to say why, just really enjoy how that is done, the cast of hunters, etc. It is the one I have multiple versions of, including a hardback annotated, so that certainly says something. The style, told in letters and journals to large degree just seems to work for some reason, when it can be horrible elsewhere. Highly recommended.

Apart from that, the Essential Dracula has annotations and notes for each page, which are quite interesting. If you just want to concentrate on the novel, you may find this setup distracting, so try a plain version just for that.

Tells how about a Dracula walking tour in London, and other fun things.
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