Tag Archives: Dracula

Once bitten, twice read

Amid the welter of novels that feature vampires, the Beamers decided for October to go back to the founding classic of the genre, Dracula by Bram Stoker.  An amazing assemblage of journal entries, travelogues, newspaper clippings, and lots of folklore, Stoker’s novel, published at the end of the Nineteenth century, moved a fictional fright out …

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The children of the night, what tuneful tones!

In the May 2017 issue of Locus, Stefan Dziemianowicz reviews an alternative (or “lost”) version of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, Dracula.  Published in Iceland(!) in the early 1900s, with the title Powers of Darkness (Makt Myrkranna), it differs from the traditional edition of Dracula published in England in 1897, in ways both small and …

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A Brief History of Vampire Fiction

Kim Newman of “Wired’ magazine, and author of the “Anno Dracula” series,  presents a brief history of vampire fiction. The first published work, “The Vampyre,” was written by John Polidori, Lord Byron’s personal physician. In the summer of 1816, Lord Byron and John Polidori were staying by Lake Geneva and were visited by Percy Bysshe …

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