1913 Rare Edition - DRACULA by Bram Stoker, a Gothic Vampire Story.
Author: STOKER, Bram.
Publisher: London, William Rider & Son, Limited, Cathedral House, Paternoster Row E.C., 1913. Tenth Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: viii-404 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good, near fine, original publisher full red cloth binding with blind decorations on front board (hinges fine, corners slightly bumped - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (tight and clean, light toning of page's edges - as shown, light crease to title page margin - as shown, tear on page 201 nicely repaired by a previous owner without text loss - as shown, outer upper corner of half-title chipped - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 450 - USD 750)
The book: Attractive and rare early edition of Dracula -- a novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897. As an epistolary novel, the narrative is related through letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. It has no single protagonist but opens with solicitor Jonathan Harker taking a business trip to stay at the castle of a Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula. Harker escapes the castle after discovering that Dracula is a vampire, and the Count moves to England and plagues the seaside town of Whitby. A small group, led by Abraham Van Helsing, hunt Dracula and, in the end, kill him. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Abraham Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author who is celebrated for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned. In his early years, Stoker worked as a theatre critic for an Irish newspaper, and wrote stories as well as commentaries. He also enjoyed travelling, particularly to Cruden Bay where he set two of his novels. During another visit to the English coastal town of Whitby, Stoker drew inspiration for writing Dracula. He died on 20 April 1912 due to locomotor ataxia and was cremated in north London. Since his death, his magnum opus Dracula has become one of the most well-known works in English literature, and the novel has been adapted for numerous films, short stories, and plays.
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