Book :: Dracula

Dracula
By: Bram Stoker
Pages: 488
Published: 1897
Genre(s): Horror
Vampires
Fantasy
Rating: (13)

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 ? April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. In his honor, the Horror Writers Association recognizes "superior achievement" in horror writing with the Bram Stoker Award.He supplemented his income by writing a large number of novels, his most famous being the vampire tale Dracula which he...

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forline forline

Re-read this out loud to my middle-schooler who just didn't want to read a book---both of us were hooked and stayed up all night finishing it.

Feb 20th, 2018

Spooky Spooky

I can see how today's society may find this book boring with all the exposure we have to true horrors today and even the saturation of gore and horror in today's fiction leaves many of us desensitized to the idea. However, if you have a keen imagination and can truly get sucked into the world of a book then this one can be quite creepy and even gruesome at times. Though I did find the ending to fall a but flat after such a build up.

Apr 30th, 2017

bryanoz bryanoz

Jul 21st, 2015

MB MB

It's funny to read something which was once considered horror. That being said there are a few scenes which still creeped me out. It's not a bad read and worth it if all you've read are modern teen vamp stories..

Jun 1st, 2015

willoyd willoyd

Dec 30th, 2014

Caro60 Caro60

After years of only knowing this work through Hollywood movies, I was charmed to finally read this novel. It is a gripping yarn, if you an overlook from the occassional bit of overblown Victorian sentimentality, with some great plot twists and turns.

Oct 15th, 2014

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May 9th, 2014

laros76 laros76

Mar 20th, 2014

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Mar 8th, 2014

jdbosel jdbosel

The romanticism of vampire tales didn't begin and end with the Twilight series. When Bram Stoker penned Dracula, not only did he create a story with an iconic monster, he also created a tale of sordid romance and eccentricity. The worst part of the Dracula character is his seductive qualities in which he is able to interact with other characters with such charisma that his purely evil nature is undetectable by others until it is too late. This quality makes Dracula a true menace. If a trip into the darkness ripe with the howls of Dracula's children of the night is what you are looking for, this lengthy read should satisfy your bloodlust. Set aside a fair amount of time though, this one isn't very easy to read and includes a lot of olde english.

Feb 15th, 2013

Dracula appears on these lists...

97th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

72nd on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian