The New Annotated Dracula

The New Annotated Dracula

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In his first work since his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger returns with this spectacular, lavishly illustrated homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula. With a daring conceit, Klinger accepts Stoker's contention that the Dracula tale is based on historical fact. Traveling through two hundred years of popular culture and myth as well as graveyards and the wilds of Transylvania, Klinger's notes illuminate every aspect of this haunting narrative (including a detailed examination of the original typescript of Dracula, with its shockingly different ending, previously unavailable to scholars). Klinger investigates the many subtexts of the original narrative--from masochistic, necrophilic, homoerotic, "dentophilic," and even heterosexual implications of the story to its political, economic, feminist, psychological, and historical threads. Employing the superb literary detective skills for which he has become famous, Klinger mines this 1897 classic for nuggets that will surprise even the most die-hard Dracula fans and introduce the vampire-prince to a new generation of readers.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393064506
0393064506
Branch Call Number: STOKER B
Characteristics: l, 613 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Klinger, Leslie S.
Alternative Title: Dracula

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Mar 27, 2013

A great gorgeous lavish heavy tome. The annotations and appendices outweigh the actual text of the original 1897 Dracula novel. This book is actually more a work of scholarship (along the lines of a university textbook) than for general readers. Only a Dracula devotee would read the whole book, but it is fun to browse for those holding merely a casual interest in the subject.

SpiderHam Jun 26, 2011

This is an engageing version of the book, if filled with too many notes.

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lulublu22 Aug 23, 2012

lulublu22 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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