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Something in the blood : the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula

Author: David J Skal
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A groundbreaking biography reveals the haunted origins of the man who created Dracula and traces the psychosexual contours of late Victorian society. Bram Stoker, despite having a name nearly as famous as his legendary undead Count, has remained a puzzling enigma. Now, in this psychological and cultural portrait, David J. Skal exhumes the inner world and strange genius of the writer who conjured an undying cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Bram Stoker; Bram Stoker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Skal
ISBN: 1631493868 9781631493867
OCLC Number: 971344381
Description: 672 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Bram Stoker: the final curtain? --
The child that went with the fairies --
Mesmeric influences --
Songs of Calamus, songs of Sappho --
Engagements and commitments --
Londoners --
Pantomimes from Hell --
The Isle of Men --
A land beyond the forest --
Undead Oscar --
Mortal coils --
The curse of Dracula.
Responsibility: David J. Skal.

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