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Read online Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein DRACULA is an epistolary novel by Irish author Bram Stoker featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula It was st published as a hardcover in by Archibald Constable amp Co Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature horror fiction the gothic novel amp invasion literature Structurally it s an epistolary novel told as a series of letters diary entries ships logs etc Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel such as the role of women in Victorian culture conventional amp conservative sexuality immigration colonialism folklore amp postcolonialism Altho Stoker didn t invent the vampire the novel s influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical film amp tv interpretations since its publication FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus is a novel about a failed artificial life experiment that s produced a monster written by Mary Shelley She started writing the story when she was It was published when she was The st edition was published anonymously in London in Shelley s name appears on the nd edition published in France in She d travelled the region in which the story takes place The topics of galvanism amp other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley The storyline was taken from a dream She was talking with three writer colleagues Percy Bysshe Shelley Lord Byron amp John Polidori They decided they would have a competition to see who could write the best horror story After thinking for weeks about what her storyline could be she dreamt about a scientist who created life amp was horrified by what he d made Then Frankenstein was written Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel amp the Romantic movement amp is also considered to be an early example of sf Brian Aldiss has argued it should be considered the st true sf story because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later sf the central character makes a deliberate decision amp turns to modern experiments in the laboratory to achieve fantastic results The story is partially based on Giovanni Aldini s electrical experiments on dead amp living animals amp was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution alluded to in its subtitle The Modern Prometheus It s had a considerable influence across literature amp popular culture amp spawned a complete genre of horror stories amp films by Bram Stoker, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein
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DRACULA is an epistolary novel by Irish author Bram Stoker featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula It was st published as a hardcover in by Archibald Constable amp Co Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature horror fiction the gothic novel amp invasion literature Structurally it s an epistolary novel told as a series of letters diary entries ships logs etc Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel such as the role of women in Victorian culture conventional amp conservative sexuality immigration colonialism folklore amp postcolonialism Altho Stoker didn t invent the vampire the novel s influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical film amp tv interpretations since its publication br FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus is a novel about a failed artificial life experiment that s produced a monster written by Mary Shelley She started writing the story when she was It was published when she was The st edition was published anonymously in London in Shelley s name appears on the nd edition published in France in She d travelled the region in which the story takes place The topics of galvanism amp other similar occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions particularly her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley The storyline was taken from a dream She was talking with three writer colleagues Percy Bysshe Shelley Lord Byron amp John Polidori They decided they would have a competition to see who could write the best horror story After thinking for weeks about what her storyline could be she dreamt about a scientist who created life amp was horrified by what he d made Then Frankenstein was written Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel amp the Romantic movement amp is also considered to be an early example of sf Brian Aldiss has argued it should be considered the st true sf story because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later sf the central character makes a deliberate decision amp turns to modern experiments in the laboratory to achieve fantastic results The story is partially based on Giovanni Aldini s electrical experiments on dead amp living animals amp was also a warning against the expansion of modern man in the Industrial Revolution alluded to in its subtitle The Modern Prometheus It s had a considerable influence across literature amp popular culture amp spawned a complete genre of horror stories amp films, A scholar takes up residence in the former home of a judge with a very evil reputation He finds the place infested with rats but it suits his purposes until one of the rats grows too bold and the scholar realizes the horror he s stumbled into, i You can find an alternative cover edition for this ISBN a href https www goodreads com book show dracula rel nofollow here a and a href https www goodreads com book show dracula rel nofollow here a i br br 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 br br 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 br br A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included, In a tale of ancient evil Bram Stoker creates a world of lurking horrors and bizarre denizens a demented mesmerist hellbent on mentally crushing the girl he loves a gigantic kite raised to rid the land of an unnatural infestation of birds and which receives strange commands along its string and all the while the great white worm slithers below seeking its next victim br br br Bram Stoker creator of Dracula is one of the most enduring and masterful influences on the literature of terror