Dracula


Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3959092369
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
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Bram Stoker (1847–1912) veröffentlichte Romane, Reisebücher, Erzählungen und sogar ein Fachbuch über Gerichtsverfahren. »Dracula«, inspiriert wohl von Sheridan Le Fanus Erzählung »Carmilla«, die Geschichte eines lesbischen Vampirs, erschien 1897. Die ungebrochene Wirkung des Romans beruht dabei auf Stokers naturalistische Erzählweise: Statt von einem über den Ereignissen schwebenden Erzähler wird die Handlung ausschließlich durch Tagebucheinträge, Briefe, Zeitungsartikel und Phonographenabschriften vorangetrieben, was beim Leser ein Gefühl unmittelbaren Erlebens der unheimlichen Vorgänge um den blutsaugenden transsilvanischen Grafen auslöst.

Dracula

Der Untote kehrt zurück
Author: Freda Warrington
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462410326
Category: Fiction
Page: 414
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Sieben Jahre sind vergangen, seit Van Helsing, Jonathan und Mina Harker und ihre Freunde dem nächtlichen Treiben des Grafen Dracula ein grausames Ende setzten. Doch der schöne Schein trügt. Zunächst wissen die Verbündeten von damals die Zeichen nicht zu deuten: Plötzlich spielt die ansonsten friedliche Katze der Harkers verrückt, die frommen Eheleute werden von wüsten, erregenden Träumen heimgesucht, und auch das bezaubernde Kindermädchen Elena benimmt sich mit einem Mal höchst seltsam. Bald können sich die Harkers und ihre Freunde der schrecklichen Erkenntnis nicht entziehen: Dracula ist zurück ...

Dracula - Die Wiederkehr


Author: Dacre Stoker,Ian Holt
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802584090
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Fünfundzwanzig Jahre sind vergangen, seit die Vampirjäger um Professor van Helsing den gefürchteten Dracula zur Strecke brachten. Doch der Friede ist trügerisch. In London geschehen unheimliche Dinge, und Jonathan Harker wird ermordet am Picadilly Circus aufgefunden. Irgendjemand scheint es auf diejenigen abgesehen zu haben, die damals an der Vernichtung des dunklen Grafen mitwirkten. Harkers Sohn Quincey tritt in die Fußstapfen seines Vaters, um den Mord aufzuklären. Dabei macht er rätselhafte Entdeckungen. Könnte es sein, dass der legendäre Dracula noch unter den Lebenden weilt?

The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels


Author: Danny Fingeroth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 302
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Explains the history and types of graphic novels and lists must-read ones and well-known illustrators.

Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh
ISBN: 3958705251
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Doktor Jekyll weiß von seinem gespaltenen Ich und will seine dunkle Seite nach jahrelangem Verdrängen mit Hilfe eines Elixiers steuern. Aber der böse »Mister Hyde« wird immer mächtiger und droht, die Kontrolle zu übernehmen ... In dieser wegweisenden Novelle hat Stevenson das Doppelgänger-Motiv als einer der Ersten aufgegriffen und damit viele andere große Autoren (u. A. Oscar Wilde, Franz Kafka) beeinflusst und inspiriert.

Teaching 21st Century Genres


Author: Katy Shaw
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113755391X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 195
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This book is the first ever collection about twenty-first century genre fiction. It offers accessible yet rigorous critical interventions in a growing field of popular culture and academic study, presenting new genres as a fascinating and powerful means of reading contemporary culture. The collection explores the history and uses of genre to date, analyses key examples of innovations and developments in the field and reflects on how these texts have been mobilised in teaching since the year 2000. It explores a range of new twenty-first century genres through a close reading of key examples, along with a broader critical overview at the beginning of each chapter capturing wider developments, contexts and themes. As a result of this contextual, text-orientated approach, the book promotes a broad appeal beyond the specifics of new genres and authors, and will contribute to a wider understanding of developments in post-millennial fictions.

Dracula

Between Tradition and Modernism
Author: Carol A. Senf
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 132
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"Since its publication in 1897, Dracula has never been out of print in English and has inspired literally hundreds of popular films. In fact, this remarkable work, like its predecessor Frankenstein, almost immediately established itself as an important modern myth. It explores various fin de siecle anxieties about race, class, and gender as well as tensions about the place of science and technology in the modern world, all questions that continue to haunt readers a century later."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A/AS Level English Language and Literature for AQA Student Book


Author: Jane Bluett,Marcello Giovanelli,Andrea Macrae,Felicity Titjen,Ian Cushing
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107465664
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 312
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A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 A Level English qualifications. Endorsed for the AQA A/AS Level English Language and Literature specification for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book offers stretch opportunities for the more able and additional scaffolding for those who need it. Providing full coverage of the specification, the unique three-part structure bridges the gap between GCSE and A Level and develops students' understanding of descriptive linguistics and literary and non-literary stylistics, together with support for the revised coursework component and new textual intervention task. An enhanced digital edition and free Teacher's Resource are also available.

Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siècle

Popular Fiction and British Culture
Author: Nicholas Daly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139426039
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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In Modernism, Romance and the Fin de Siècle Nicholas Daly explores the popular fiction of the 'romance revival' of the late Victorian and Edwardian years, focusing on the work of such authors as Bram Stoker, H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle. Rather than treating these stories as Victorian Gothic, Daly locates them as part of a 'popular modernism'. Drawing on work in cultural studies, this book argues that the vampires, mummies and treasure hunts of these adventure narratives provided a form of narrative theory of cultural change, at a time when Britain was trying to accommodate the 'new imperialism', the rise of professionalism, and the expansion of consumerist culture. Daly's wide-ranging study argues that the presence of a genre such as romance within modernism should force a questioning of the usual distinction between high and popular culture.

Captains Courageous

A Story of the Grand Banks
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954273209
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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»Captains Courageous« is the adventure story of Harvey Cheyne, spoilt son of an American billionaire. On a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the young man goes overboard and is saved by fishermen from Newfoundland. The men don’t believe the story of Harvey’s wealth and treat him like one of their own. Harvey has to work hard and live the life of an ordinary fisher. At first, he is unable to cope with the new challenges, but finally he becomes stronger and learns to judge life from a different perspective. Rudyard Kipling was born in 1865 in Bombay as son of an Anglo-American family. At the age of five, he was taken to England where he was educated. He returned to India as a young man and started working as a journalist and novelist. His most popular fictional works were »The Jungle Book« (1894) and »Kim« (1901). In 1907 Kipling was the youngest and first English author to receive the Nobel Price for literature. He died in London in 1936.

Filmästhetik


Author: Ludwig Nagl
Publisher: Akademie Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 308
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