Early Review of Dracula

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Early Review of Dracula - A writer who attempts in the nineteenth century...
A writer who attempts in the nineteenth century century to rehabilitate the ancient legends of the were-wolf were-wolf were-wolf and the vampire has set himself a formidable task. Most of the delightful old supersitions of the past have an unhappy way of appearing limp and sickly in the glare of a later day, and in such a story as Dracula, by Bram Stoker (Archibald Constable and Co., Svo, pp. 390, 6s.), the reader must reluctantly acknowledge acknowledge that the region for horrors has shifted its ground. Man is no longer in dread of the monstrous monstrous and the unnatural, and although Mr. Stoker has tackled his gruesome subject with enthusiasm, the effect is more often grotesque than terrible. The Transylvanian site of Castle Dracula is skilfully chosen, and the picturesque region is well described. Count Dracula himself himself has been in his day a medieval noble, who, by reason of his "vampire" qualities, is unable to die properly, but from century to century resuscitates his life of the "TTn-Dead," "TTn-Dead," "TTn-Dead," as the author terms it, by nightly draughts of blood

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  1. The Guardian,
  2. 15 Jun 1897, Tue,
  3. Page 9

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