Dracula Files

Author: Gerry Finley Day,Eric Bradbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781085998
Page: 96
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KGB officer Colonel Stakis desperately hunts for Count Dracula, who is spreading terror in 1980s Britain after escaping from behind the Iron Curtain. Blending Cold War paranoia with horror staples, Gerry Finley-Day and Eric Bradbury's strip overcame sustained attempts at censorship to become one of the most popular strips in the 1980s' best horror comics.


Author: Dacre Stoker,JD Barker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735219362
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s—and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here... A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents' Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen—a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen—and that the nightmare they've thought long ended is only beginning.

Dracula Returns

Book One in the Series
Author: Robert Lory
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483553485
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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They finished him off in 1883, and he stayed finished for almost a century when wealthy wheelchair-bound Damien Harmon is given a unique opportunity: Revive the Count and use him as a terrifying weapon against crime in New York. But revival is one thing, control is another. Harmon has science and the paranormal on his side. But this is Dracula, whose powers should never be underestimated. Nor should the powers—and intentions—of the mysterious Ktara, who calls the Count her master. Finally. there is the question of who—or what—Dracula really is. "Among the volumes of writing that you no doubt have devoured regarding such as I, there are a great many misconceptions."

Dracula and Philosophy

Author: Nicolas Michaud,Janelle Pötzsch
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698959
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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Twenty-four nocturnal philosophers stake out and vivisect Dracula from many angles, unearthing evidence from numerous movies and shows—macabre, terrifying, tragic, and comic. Altmann decides whether Dracula can really be blamed for his crimes, since it’s his nature as a vampire to behave a certain way. Arp argues that Dracula’s addiction to live human blood dooms him to perpetual misery. Karavitis sees Dracula as a Randian individual pitted against the Marxist collective. Ketcham contrives a meeting between Dracula and the Jewish theologian Maimonides. Littmann maintains that if we disapprove of Dracula’s behavior, we ought to be vegetarians. Mahon uses the example of Dracula to resolve nagging problems about the desirability of immortality. McCrossin and Wolfe, disinter some of the re-interpretations of this now-mythical character, and asks whether we can identify an essential Dracula. Pramik shows how the Dracula tale embodies Kierkegaard’s three stages of life. Barkman and Versteeg ponder what it would really feel like to be Dracula. The Greens publish some previous unknown letters between Dracula and Camus's Meursault. Vuckovich looks at the sexual morality of characters in the Dracula saga. De Waal explains that "Dragula" is scary because every time this being appears, it causes "gender trouble."

The Holmes-Dracula File

Author: Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765366134
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Crime makes strange partnerships, and none is stranger than that between Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula. But when Holmes must track down a ring of criminal masterminds infesting London with plague, he must team up with Dracula to bring them to justice.

The Vampire Book

The Encyclopedia of the Undead
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593484
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 944
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Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.

Dracula in Visual Media

Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921–2010
Author: John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462019
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.

The Dracula book

Author: Donald F. Glut
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 388
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Explores the history and lore of the vampire figure and examines Stoker's Dracula and his representation on the screen and in the comics

God of the Golden Fleece

Author: Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312870379
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Jason and his fellow Argonauts rescue a man, severely injured in a battle with a giant, they find in the sea, an man who knows only that his name is Proteus, unaware that Proteus is really one of the Olympian gods, in a fantasy based on the ancient Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. 25,000 first printing.

Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula

Author: Steve Seitz
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780921721
Category: Fiction
Page: 204
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After Mina Murray asks Sherlock Holmes to locate her fiancee, Holmes and Watson travel to a land far eerier than the moors they had known when pursuing the Hound of the Baskervilles. The confrontation with Count Dracula threatens Holmes' health, his sanity, and his life. Will Holmes survive his battle with Count Dracula?

Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula

The Adventure of the Solitary Grave
Author: Christian Klaver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781500208943
Category: Fiction
Page: 54
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From the Supernatural Case Files of Sherlock HolmesLondon's most beloved detective encounters his most deadly foe, and the results will be unlike any Sherlock Holmes adventure before it!Some Reviews for 'The Adventure of the Solitary Grave':"This blending of two major Victorian characters is written in a style so seamless you can almost believe it was found in the attic of one of Doyle's editors. Yes, it's a little darker than I usually read, but I honestly couldn't put it down. The nuances of Holmes, Watson, and yes, Count Vlad Dracula himself are layered and well-drawn. You'll hold your breath, I promise. It's quite simply the most believable Holmes/fantasy crossover I've ever read." - from STEAMED! @ http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com"What's most remarkable about this story is the degree of authenticity Klaver gives it-- it reads just like a story by Doyle (or Watson, if you prefer!). The attention to Victorian detail is also noteworthy, and it's clear that the author knows his Holmes mythology. You may think you've seen all that can be done with teh sub-genre of "Holmes meets Dracula" tales, but The Case of the Solitary Grave is exciting and refreshingly unpredictable. As a bonus, we get a very touching look at the deep bond of friendship between Holmes and Watson." - Heath Lowrance"I was very pleased with this short story. I am a big fan of the original Sherlock Holmes stories and of the novel Dracula. This short story was well written and was strikingly similar to the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the original tales." - JVibThe Supernatural Case-Files of Sherlock HolmesThe Adventure of the Solitary GraveThe Adventure of the Innsmouth WhalerThe Adventure of the Lustrous Pearl

Blood Rites

Author: Jim Butcher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101146664
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files, Chicago's only professional wizard takes on a case for a vampire and becomes the prime suspect in a series of ghastly murders. Harry Dresden has had worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Like fleeing a burning building full of enraged demon-monkeys, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there’s something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target of a sinister curse—but it’s the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways. Harry’s doubly frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas—his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can’t quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to the vampire’s oversexed, bite-happy family. Now, Harry’s about to discover that Thomas’ family tree has been hiding a shocking secret: a revelation that will change Harry’s life forever.

Don't Count on Dracula

Author: Dan Greenburg
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756922368
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 58
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Ten-year-old Zack gets a chance to meet the old horror film star Count Bugosi, who may or may not be a real vampire.

Empire of the East

Author: Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429980192
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. In the darkness of the shadows and whispered on the winds, there is talk of a rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed. Determined to regain their freedom, the rebellion, heavily outnumbered, plans to overthrow an army of thousands . . . with the help of one incredible weapon. It is only a legend, a story left over from the Old World before magic and the wizards came to the land. A weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom, or defeat. One young man, determined to avenge the death of his family, sets out to join the rebellion and find Elephant. What he discovers will change everything. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Death and the Maiden

Being the Second Book in the Adventures of Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire
Author: P. N. Elrod
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1941631339
Category: Fiction
Page: 274
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Threatened by soldiers on the outside and turmoil on the inside, Jonathan Barrett valiantly fights to protect his family and the peace of the Barrett estate in this thrilling sequel to Red Death. Nearly consumed by his dark desires, Jonathan struggles to control his supernatural powers and his overwhelming thirst for blood while in the company of his immediate family and a scheming young cousin.

The Dracula Tape

Author: Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 9780671578398
Category: Fiction
Page: 264
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Count Dracula tells his own version of his fateful journey to England in 1891, presenting a surprising revision to the well-known tale. Original.

Department 19

Author: Will Hill
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101513500
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 544
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Jamie Carpenter's father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous creature named Frankenstein. Now Jamie is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing. . . . Department Nineteen takes us through history, across Europe, and beyond - from the cobbled streets of Victorian London to prohibition-era New York, from the icy wastes of Arctic Russia to the treacherous mountains of Transylvania. Part modern thriller, part classic horror, it's packed with mystery, mayhem, and a level of suspense that makes a Darren Shan novel look like a romantic comedy.

True Story of Dracula

Author: Martin Kukk-Gronbjerg
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1641380675
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 306
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True Story of Dracula is a horror book. It is written as if Dracula had existed. So it starts with Vlad III, from his early childhood, and tries to give him a character one can relate to, until the moment he was killed and how he was transformed into Dracula. How Dracula was and acted among his fellow humans. Not to forget how he managed to stay hidden for all those years. As one can see in the personified characteristics, I have also built up the character of Dracula, giving him a whole lot more depth. I have also built on the vampires whom Dracula makes and have given them a lot more of a persona as well. I have chosen to give one other character in the book more detail. Then we begin with the main plot of the book, a class from California traveling to Romania on a research trip. As they are to discover, it turns from a research trip to a getaway trip. Here, I have also found it necessary to give each student that goes on the trip a character that goes into depth, not only so we can get an understanding of the person, but also to assist me in writing. An example would be, given these characteristics, what would most likely happen? I have personified each characteristic such as mine, where after each book, it has hopefully increased the number of characters it goes to depth with. It does not only help you think forward but also backward. An example would be, her mother is interesting; she may have had an affair, which we can include in a new book. The other alternative could be that this character is so rich. Maybe we can focus on highlighting them more or perhaps tell his side of the story.

The Mammoth Book of Dracula

Author: Stephen Jones
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1849019150
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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How will the King of Vampires adapt to the social and technological changes brought by the twenty-first century? Could the Count's condition be cured by modern medicine? How does the mythology perpetuated by literature and movies affect the existence of a real bloodsucker? What if Dracula found himself ruler of a world controlled by vampires? Or perhaps political and ecological catastrophe will result in the Count's final destruction? This tribute to the world's greatest vampire collects together more than 200,000 words of Dracula fiction by masters of dark fantasy such as: Hugh B. Cave, R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper, John Gordon, Brian Hodge, Nancy Holder, Nancy Kilpatrick, Roberta Lannes, Thomas Ligotti, Paul J. McAuley, Nicholas Royle, Guy N. Smith and many more. It also includes a brand new story from Charlaine Harris.