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A Norton Critical Edition

Edited by Nina Auerbach and David J. Skal

"...a wonderfully thorough and useful casebook...will surely become the standard text for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students...Auerbach and Skal were ideally suited to editing this volume..."
--Science Fiction Studies


When it was published in 1897, Bram Stoker's DRACULA became one of many tales available to readers that pitted humans against monsters. Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, and H.G. Wells, among others, all published in the same genre at about the same time. Yet it is DRACULA that twenty-first century readers cannot forget. The text of this Norton Critical Edition is that of the 1897 first edition. It is fully annotated.

A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas. "Contexts" includes probable inspirations for DRACULA in the works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker's working notes and for the novel, and "Dracula's Guest," Stoker's abandoned opening chapter. "Reviews and Reactions" reprints five early reviews of the novel. "Dramatic and Film Variations" focuses on theatre and film adaptations of DRACULA, two indications of the novel's unwavering appeal. David J. Skal, Gregory A. Waller, and Nina Auerbach offer their varied perspectives. Checklists of both dramatic and film adaptations are included.

"Criticism" collects seven theoretical interpretations of DRACULA by Phyllis A. Roth, Carol A. Senf, Franco Moretti, Christopher Craft, Bram Dijsktra, Steven D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer.

A Chronology and selected bibliography are also included.




Selected Works

The ultimate "collector's vault"!
There's much more to the Invisible Man than ever met the eye!
How horror entertainment reveals a "secret history" of 20th century culture.
A comprehensive, backstage chronicle at the undying career of the world's favorite vampire.
An in-depth history of one of America's most popular and perplexing holidays.
Co-edited with Nina Auerbach, the definitive academic edition.
The first full-length biography of the reclusive and mysterious director of "Freaks."
One of the largest vampire anthologies ever published, fully illustrated and annotated.
"The Bible of Blood," according to the Washington Post.
Completely illustrated and annotated, the stage play that put Count Dracula on the road to Hollywood.
The curious evolution of a major cultural icon -- the mad scientist.
Science fiction nvel about a California cult seeking total body replacement
Science fiction novel about genetically engineered, hermaphroditic "children."
Science fiction novel about the ultimate in vicarious living.
DVD Documentaries
A revealing featurette about a Universal legend.
Audio commentary for the ultimate cult film.
The ultimate horror icon comes to life.
Life story of the troubled actor best-known as the Wolf Man.
Biography of the man who was Dracula.
The life and career of Hollywood's favorite bogeyman.
A movie icon unwrapped.
The parallel lives of two immortal imagineers.
A nostalgic look at a studio's extraterrestrial adventures.
Revisiting Hollywood's classic horror comedies.
The undying tale of a beauty and a beast.
Behind the scenes with an Academy Award-winning film.
A head-first dive into watery terror.
There's more to this character than meets the eye.
The monster demands a mate, with decidedly mixed results.
The vampire's bumpy journey from Victorian sex nightmare to modern matinee idol.
Articles and Essays
Read David's foreword to this provocative collection!