Dracula, a Longman Cutural Edition

Dracula, a Longman Cutural Edition

By: Bram Stoker (author), Andrew Elfenbein (author)Paperback

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From Longman's Cultural Edition series, this new edition of Dracula, edited by Andrew Elfenbein, recovers the cultural complexity of Bram Stoker's novel and offers a wide array of contextualizing documents, including contemporary reviews and articles about�Eastern Europe,�science, gender, and media. Rather than tracing Dracula through all his later incarnations, this edition offers ways to understand the late Victorian origins of Bram Stoker� s remarkable book.� While Dracula never simply reflects contemporary trends, reading it with knowledge of contemporary events and debates can clarify what may otherwise seem puzzling. Throughout, Stoker emphasizes that his vampire story takes place not in a hazy, fictional past, but in a sharply realized England of the 1890s. The materials in the sections of Cultural Contexts illuminate the references to Victorian culture in Stoker� s version of this seemingly timeless story.��

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Andrew Elfenbein is the Morse-Alumni Distinguish Teaching Professor of English at the University of Minnesota.?He works on 18th- and 19th-century British literature, gender and sexuality studies, the history of English, and cognitive approaches to reading.


List of Illustrations About This Edition Introduction Table of Dates Dracula (1897) Appendix: "Dracula's Guest" Contexts Victorian Reviews of Dracula The Athenaeum Belfast News-Letter The Bookman Daily News The Era Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper National Magazine New York Tribune Pall Mall Gazette The Spectator Times (London) Times (Washington) Eastern Europe Charles Boner, from Transylvania: Its Products and its People Edmund Cecil Johnson, from On the Track of the Crescent: Erratic Notes from Piraeus to Pesth Emily Gerard, from "Transylvanian Superstitions" Gender [Anon.], from "The Age of Woman" Sarah Grand. From "The Modern Girl" Science Max Nordau, from Degeneration. Havelock Ellis, from The Criminal Daniel Hack Tuke, from Sleep-Walking and Hypnotism William Aitken, from The Science and Practice of Medicine Media James L. Andem, from A Practical Guide to the Use of the Edison Phonograph C. L. McCluer Stevens, from "The Evolution of the Typewriter" Thomas Allen Reed, from A Biography of Isaac Pitman (Inventor of Phonography) Works Cited in the Notes Further Reading and Viewing

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780205632633
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780205632633
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0205632637

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