Wednesday, January 1, 2014

"Dracula" (A Classic Tale Ashley Review)

Happy New Year!!!!!

  I hope everyone had a great and safe New Years Eve. Today I decided to do another classic review that I haven't done before. Mostly, because I am addicted to the new show on ABC "Dracula" with the every sexy Jonathan Ryes Meyers. "Dracula" by Bram Stoker, is the first and original vampire book for Dracula. There have been a lot of re makes and as we all know Hollywood loves making Dracula movies. This is definitely a darker look into the world of Dracula, but it is such a classic that years after it was written it is still read today.

Here is the summary taken straight from Goodreads.....

  "This Norton Critical Edition presents fully annotated the text of the 1897 First Edition.
A rich selection of background and source materials is provided in three areas: Contexts includes probable inspirations for Dracula in the earlier works of James Malcolm Rymer and Emily Gerard. Also included are a discussion of Stoker's working notes for the novel and "Dracula's Guest," the original opening chapter to Dracula. Reviews and Reactions reprints five early reviews of the novel. "Dramatic and Film Variations" focuses on theater 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, Stephen D. Arata, and Talia Schaffer.
A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included."

If you have seen the movie Bram Stoker's Dracula with Wynonna Ryder in it, than you know the gest of this book. If you haven't, I highly recommend that you watch it, because in my opinion it is a very good, heart pounding movie, that dives into the essence of Dracula. Dracula also known as Vlad the impeller, is based on a real life person, who was violent. He would cut off the heads of his enemies and impel them on spikes for everyone to see. How he got turned into a vampire for a story I have no idea, but you can see the thirst for blood come out in Dracula.

Also, if you haven't started watching it, I love the NBC show "Dracula", it to me brings a different concept and side to the vampire you read about.

Happy Reading,


Rating: 5/5 photos from NBC's Dracula TV show.......

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