""I fear I am myself the only living soul within the place."
"'Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!' Seeing, I suppose, some expression in my face strange to him, he added, 'Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter.'"
Mr. Saturn added this to a list 1 year, 2 months ago
"Loistava ja ajaton vampyyritarinoiden klassikko, jossa on erinomainen goottitunnelma. Alun prologi kreivi Draculan linnassa on jotain ikimuistoista. Henkilöhahmot ovat mielenkiintoisia ja monipuolisia, joista itse Dracula vie kaiken huomion, vaikka hänen hahmoaan näytetään varsin säästeliäästi. Kreivin ohella mieleenpainuvin hahmo on saksalainen tohtori Van Helsing, kenen erikoistuminen yliluonnollisiin tapauksiin tekee hänestä varteenotettavan vastustajan. Graafisilta mittapuiltaan D"
"The earliest drafts of Stoker's Dracula include The Un-Dead, and, confusingly, The Dead Un-Dead. They also refer to Count Dracula as "Count Wampyr."
Stoker chose the name "Dracula" after he read William Wilkinson's portentously titled An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia with Political Observations Relative to Them. In the Romanian language, Stoker learned, the word "dracul" can mean "the dragon" or "the devil." It is also strongly associated with the House of Drăculești"
“Wow this was not the ordeal I was expecting it to be. I always automatically regard older books as something that won't interest me. I really don't know why. This was definitely one of the best books I have ever read. Yes the writing is a little bit difficult at times but when I say a little bit, I mean a little bit. After the first few pages the difference in the older style of writing barely registered with me I was so engrossed in the actual storyline.
Dracula is the original vampire book really isn't it? And since the literary world is over-run with vampire and paranormal themed books at the moment I though I should go back to the original that stemmed all the books that I adore. It didn't let me down one little bit. It's probably still the most original, the most scary and ” read more
JudderMan added this to a list 2 years, 9 months ago
"The classic novel that has brought much inspiration to literature and film alike ever since it's creation.
If you're into Vampire lit and haven't read this or don't intend on reading it you're nuts basically, and you're missing out."