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In 1897, Archibald Constable & corporation released a unique through the unheralded Bram Stoker. That novel, Dracula, has long gone directly to develop into maybe the main influential novel of all time. To commemorate the centennial of that groovy novel, Carol Margaret Davison has introduced jointly this number of essays through a number of the world's best students. The essays learn Stoker's unique novel and rejoice its legacy in pop culture. the continued presence of Dracula and vampire fiction and movies presents evidence that, as Davison writes, Dracula is "alive and sucking."
"Dracula is a Gothic mandala, an unlimited layout within which a number of reflections of the weather of the style are configured in dependent units of symmetries. it's also a kind of lens, bringing concentration and compression to assorted Gothic motifs, together with not just vampirism yet insanity, the evening, spoiled innocence, sickness in nature, sacrilege, cannibalism, necrophilia, psychic projection, the succubus, the incubus, the damage, and the tomb. accumulating up and unifying all that got here ahead of it, and casting its nice shadow over all that got here and keeps to come back after, its effect on twentieth-century Gothic fiction and picture is exclusive and irresistible."
-from the Preface by means of Patrick McGrath