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Bram Stoker

An epistolary Gothic novel, which describes the most popular vampire hunt, also exploring the fields of mental health, religion and the occult, love and seduction, as well as the relationship between life and death and what might be in-between. Transylvania in the late 1800s: Count Dracula wishes to buy a house near London and asks the young solicitor Jonathan Harker for help. At his stay, Harker learns that the count is a vampire and narrowly escapes. Dracula travels to England anyways and a great vampire hunt led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing starts.

This all-time classic, which is in the public domain, fits for exploring one of the most famous myths and the Victorian fear of what comes after death.

· · 1897

Critical edition

Stoker, Bram. Dracula. Penguin Classics, 2003.
512 pp., ISBN 9780141439846

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Charged with meaning
  • Classic
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate

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