Dracula

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Barnes & Noble Classics, 14 may. 2004 - 417 páginas
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Dracula, by Bram Stoker, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.   Count Dracula has inspired countless movies, books, and plays. But few, if any, have been fully faithful to Bram Stoker's original, best-selling novel of mystery and horror, love and death, sin and redemption. Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power.

Today's critics see Dracula as a virtual textbook on Victorian repression of the erotic and fear of female sexuality. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all.   Brooke Allen is a book critic whose work has appeared in numerous publications including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and The Hudson Review. A collection of her essays, Twentieth-Century Attitudes, will be published in 2003.

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15/05/2012 Lo terminé de leer ayer, me agradó mucho el estilo de la narrativa, me llamó la atención la forma siempre tan correcta y respetuosa en la que sostenían comunicación los personajes, también me atrapo completamente el hecho de que esta novela fue escrita hace más de 100 años, siempre me ha fascinado el hecho de transportarme en el pasado por medio de este tipo de obras.
Nuevamente como me sucede con libros de los cuales ya vi sus adaptaciones al cine, hubo momentos en los que la narración me remitía a mis recuerdos de la película protagonizada por Gary Oldman (Drácula), Keanu Reeves (Jonathan Harker), Anthony Hopkins (Van Helsing) y Winona Ryder (Mina Harker), misma que por leer este libro me dieron muchas ganas de volver a ver.
A mi parecer el final decayó un poco, sin embargo ahora entiendo por que se considera como una historia clásica.
 

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Brooke Allen is a book critic whose work has appeared in numerous publications including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and The Hudson Review. A collection of her essays, Twentieth-Century Attitudes, will be published in 2003.

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