Author: Bram Stoker
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Summary: The vampire novel that started it all, Bram Stoker's Dracula probes deeply into human identity, sanity, and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client. Soon afterward, disturbing incidents unfold in England—an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby, strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck, and a lunatic asylum inmate raves about the imminent arrival of his "Master"—culminating in a battle of wits between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries.
This edition is part of the Penguin Classics Clothbound series designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Review: So I haven't read very many classics and I wanted to so I joined a classics read-a-long and Dracula was our first read. I started Dracula at the beginning of August expecting to breeze through it but then for the first time ever I thought that it would be a good idea to read other books while working my way through Dracula. That was a terrible idea because then it took me a whole month to read, which I never take that long. Anyways, Dracula was just okay for me. I was expecting way more vampire and gore and I didn't get that. I did learn a new word because of this book, "epistolary" which is defined as a novel written as a series of documents, ex: letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, etc... Now with that being said that's the part of this novel that I didn't like, all the diary entries. I found a lot of them to be quite boring.
So this hasn't changed my mind on reading classics but I probably won't read Dracula again. I would recommend it to those who don't mind slow novels lol.
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