Robert’s Adventures and the Odyssey of Dracula’s Black Dog

Robert’s Adventures and the Odyssey of Dracula’s Black Dog

Author: Horia Hulban

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781631355028

Category: Authors, Romanian

Page: 177

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The action in Robert’s Adventures and the Odyssey of Dracula’s Black Dog begins about 30 years ago when the hero was a child, and it continues to present day, following the life and adventures of four generations. As a Romanian, the author did not like Bram Stoker’s transformation of Romanians into vampires. Horia Hulban’s Dracula, alias Vlad Tepes, is inspired by historical documents. The character’s spectacularly original deeds in the novel will thrill horror fans.

DRACULA'S HALLOWEEN – The Best Horrors & Supernatural Tales of Bram Stoker

DRACULA'S HALLOWEEN – The Best Horrors & Supernatural Tales of Bram Stoker

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664557827

Category: Fiction

Page: 1482

View: 769

This meticulously edited horror collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: "Dracula" is the tale of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. "The Jewel of Seven Stars" tells the tale of Malcolm Ross, a young barrister, pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. "The Man" (The Gates of Life)" is a gothic tale of Stephen, young girl raised as tomboy, and her childhood friend Harold. As many of their close ones die in tragic accidents, through the deaths, Stephen and Harold grow closer. "The Lady of the Shroud" – Rupert Saint Leger inherits his uncle's estate on condition that he lives for a year in his uncle's castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains. One wet night, he is visited in the castle by a pale woman wearing a wet shroud, seeking warmth. He falls in love with her, despite thinking she is a vampire, and he visits the local church where he finds her in a glass-topped stone coffin in the crypt. "The Lair of the White Worm (The Garden of Evil)" – Adam Salton from Australia is contacted by his great-uncle Richard from England in order to establish a relationship. Adam travels to England and quickly finds himself at the centre of mysterious and inexplicable occurrences. "Dracula's Guest & Other Weird Stories" is a collection of nine macabre and gothic tales in which paintings come to life, rats run amok and many other twisted things occur: Dracula's Guest The Judge's House The Squaw The Secret of the Growing Gold A Gipsy Prophecy The Coming of Abel Behenna The Burial of the Rats A Dream of Red Hands Crooken Sands

Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Author: Glennys Howarth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136913600

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 614

In recent years there has been a massive upsurge in academic, professional and lay interest in mortality. This is reflected in academic and professional literature, in the popular media and in the proliferation of professional roles and training courses associated with aspects of death and dying. Until now the majority of reference material on death and dying has been designed for particular disciplinary audiences and has addressed only specific academic or professional concerns. There has been an urgent need for an authoritative but accessible reference work reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field. This Encyclopedia answers that need. The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying consolidates and contextualizes the disparate research that has been carried out to date. The phenomena of death and dying and its related concepts are explored and explained in depth, from the approaches of varied disciplines and related professions in the arts, social sciences, humanities, medicine and the sciences. In addition to scholars and students in the field-from anthropologists and sociologists to art and social historians - the Encyclopedia will be of interest to other professionals and practitioners whose work brings them into contact with dying, dead and bereaved people. It will be welcomed as the definitive death and dying reference source, and an essential tool for teaching, research and independent study.

Dracula's Guest

Dracula's Guest

Author: Michael Sims

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408828533

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 373

Even in the twenty-first century, the undead walk among us... 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 Stoker'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.

Growing Up with Vampires

Growing Up with Vampires

Author: Simon Bacon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476675527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 639

Vampire narratives are generally thought of as adult or young adult fare, yet there is a long history of their appearance in books, film and other media meant for children. They emerge as expressions of anxiety about change and growing up but sometimes turn out to be new best friends who highlight the beauty of difference and individuality. This collection of new essays examines the history of vampires in 20th and 21st century Western popular media marketed to preteens and explores their significance and symbolism.

Dracula's Guest

Dracula's Guest

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427046482

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 902

The selections in this book are classic horror stories that shaped and bred this genre. The dark, brooding, smothering atmosphere Stoker creates here is powerful and brilliant. The narrator has used old Scottish style of writing. A good doppelganger tale is presented and the overall air seems diverse and different from his other books.

The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593507

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 944

View: 761

The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction From Vlad the Impaler to Barnabas Collins to Edward Cullen to Dracula and Bill Compton, renowned religion expert and fearless vampire authority J. Gordon Melton, PhD takes the reader on a vast, alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, pop culture, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead exposes everything about the blood thirsty predator. Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal, and The Vampire Book explores it all. The historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Transylvania to plague-infested Europe to Nostradamus and from modern literature to movies and TV series, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141904924

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 804

Although Bram Stoker is best known for his world-famous novel Dracula, he also wrote many shorter works on the strange and the macabre. This collection, comprising Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, a volume of spine-chilling short stories collected and published by Stoker's widow after his death, and The Lair of the White Worm, an intensely intriguing novel of myths, legends and unspeakable evil, demonstrate the full range of his horror writing. From the petrifying open tomb in 'Dracula's Guest' to the mental breakdown depicted in 'The Judge's House' and 'Crooken Sands', these terrifying tales of the uncanny explore the boundaries between life and death, known and unknown, animal and human, dream and reality.

Dracula's Guest And Other Visitors (Illustrated)

Dracula's Guest And Other Visitors (Illustrated)

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: AbsolutelyAmazingebooks.com

ISBN: 9781494992330

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 427

"Ever read a book and wished you could have just a little more of the story? Well, you can with Bram Stoker's Dracula. This nearly lost chapter does exactly that. You'll read it with a shiver—" - Hollis George Literary critics rate Dracula above Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus; the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe; and Emily Brontës Wuthering Heights. Here's the missing chapter from Dracula, plus eight other little-known short stories from the master of horror. Also included is a rare interview with Bram Stoker. And you get a Bonus Story not found in other such collections. This new pictorial edition is illustrated by a dozen-and-a-half frightening fanged photographs.