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Title:Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Bram Stoker, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Publisher:Longmeadow Press
ISBN:0681411635
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Category:Horror, Classics, Classic literature, Fiction, Vampires

Classics of Horror: Dracula & Frankenstein by Bram Stoker, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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

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