Dracula Files


Author: Gerry Finley Day,Eric Bradbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781085998
Category:
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.

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."

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 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.

Vampires Are Us

Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side
Author: Adler, Margot
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1578635608
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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“Vampires. Why do we care? In these pages you will find what is very simply, the most literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating answer to that question ever written.” ?Whitley Strieber In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality. Margot Adler writes, “Vampires let us play with death and the issue of mortality. They let us ponder what it would mean to be truly long lived. Would the long view allow us to see the world differently, imagine social structures differently? Would it increase or decrease our reverence for the planet? Vampires allow us to ask questions we usually bury.” As Adler, a longtime NPR correspondent and question asker, sat vigil at her dying husband’s bedside, she found herself newly drawn to vampire novels and their explorations of mortality. Over the next four years—by now she has read more than 270 vampire novels, from teen to adult, from gothic to modern, from detective to comic—she began to see just how each era creates the vampires it needs. Dracula, an Eastern European monster, was the perfect vehicle for 19th-century England’s fear of outsiders and of disease seeping in through its large ports. In 1960s America, Dark Shadows gave us the morally conflicted vampire struggling against his own predatory nature, who still enthralls us today. Think Spike and Angel, Stefan and Damon, Bill and Eric, the Cullens. Vampires Are Us explores the issues of power, politics, morality, identity, and even the fate of the planet that show up in vampire novels today. Perhaps, Adler suggests, our blood is oil, perhaps our prey is the planet. Perhaps vampires are us.

The Dracula book


Author: Donald F. Glut
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
ISBN: N.A
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

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.

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.

Nightmare

The Birth of Horror
Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
Page: 224
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Tallulahland


Author: Lynn Messina
Publisher: Don Mills, ON : Red Dress Ink
ISBN: 9780373250448
Category: Fiction
Page: 298
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Talented furniture designer Tallulah West would rather not follow in the footsteps of her famous furniture-designer father. But when Tallulah discovers her mother has left her a plot of land in the country, she contemplates a different path altogether.

Microelectronic Failure Analysis

Desk Reference
Author: Richard J. Ross,Christian Boit,Donald Staab
Publisher: Asm International
ISBN: 9780871706386
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 643
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Forty-seven papers on electronics failure analysis provide an overview for newcomers to the field and a reference tool for the experienced analyst. Topics include electron/ion bean-based techniques, deprocessing and sample preparation, and physical/chemical defect characterization. For the fourth ed

The Vampire Files, Volume One


Author: P. N. Elrod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101568038
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 6618

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Bloodlist introduces Jack Fleming, an investigative journalist in Prohibition-era Chicago who got bitten by a vampire. In Lifeblood and Bloodcircle Jack hunted for the men who killed him, and for his long-lost love, Maureen. Now, the original vampire-noir cult classics by P.N. Elrod are together for the first time in one volume-easier for fans to sink their teeth into.

The World of Horrotica

Dormant
Author: David Edward Collier
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483690814
Category: Fiction
Page: 669
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THE APOCALYPSE CODEX PROPHESIZES THE COMING OF THE APOCALYPSE, UNLESS, OF COURSE, THE UNDERGROUND APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE CAN PREVENT THE APOCALYPSE FROM HAPPENING. HOWEVER, IN THE TRICKY PROCESS OF TRYING TO PREVENT THE APOCALYPSE, THE APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE INSTEAD CAUSES THE APOCALYPSE TO BEGIN. IS THE ZOMBIE DOOMSDAY UPON US: IN SHADOW OF TOMORROW, HELLREBEL AND HELLDEVIL ARE ORPHANED TWINS RAISED AS DAY-WALKING VAMPIRE HUNTERS BY THE BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD, OTHERWISE KNOWN DOWN THE ROAD AS THE UNDERGROUND APOCALYPSE RESISTANCE. WALKING DEAD MEN WANTED AS VIGILANTE OUTLAWS HUNTED DOWN BY THE LAW, HELLREBEL AND HELLDEVIL MUST HUNT DOWN THE DEVIL INCARNATE BEFORE THE DEVIL INCARNATE HUNTS DOWN SIN INCARNATE. OTHERWISE, SIN INCARNATE WILL GIVE BIRTH TO DEATH INCARNATE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DID YOU KNOW ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON PENNED DR. JECKYLL AND MR. HYDE ON A SIX-DAY COCAINE BINGE? LIKE DR. JECKYLL AND MR. HYDE, EACH ONE OF US HAS A SPLIT PERSONALITY. THE GOOD SIDE THAT WE SHOW OFF DURING THE DAY, AND THEN THAT DARK SIDE THAT WE TRY TO KEEP HIDDEN IN THE DARKEST CORNER OF OUR CLOSET. I HIDE THESE EPISODES INSIDE THE CLOSET. WE ALL HAVE SKELETONS BURIED IN OUR CLOSET. BUT ME, I HAVE A CEMETERY BURIED IN MINE. HOWEVER, I FEAR SOMEONE WILL UNLOCK MY CLOSET. I SEE IT EVERY NIGHT IN MY NIGHTMARES, NIGHTMARES THAT WAKE ME EVERY NIGHT. LIKE FRANKENSTEIN, I SEE MYSELF FLEEING IN FEAR, RUNNING FASTER AND FASTER, RUSHING DOWN A DARK ROAD DISAPPEARING THROUGH THE SNOW-SWEPT WOODS GROWING DARKER AMIDST A BITTER WINTER, RUNNING FARTHER AND FURTHER AWAY, RUSHING THROUGH THE WIND-SWEPT WILD. IT WANDERS WAYWARD ACROSS UNFOLDING VIRGIN VISTAS AS IT WONDERS TO GOD IN HEAVEN, WHY THE HELL IN THE WORLD ARE THE RABID DOGS IN SUCH RUTHLESS, PITILESS, RELENTLESS PURSUIT? THERE ARE SOME DOGS THAT BARK. HOWEVER, THERE ARE OTHER DOGS THAT BITE. SAVE ME FROM MY SINS BEFORE THEY CATCH UP TO ME. MAN MAKES HIS HELL AND MY MIND IS MINE. SAVE ME FROM THE DEVIL AND FREE MY SOUL FROM THIS LIVING HELL. AS A WALKING DEAD MAN HUNTED DOWN IN THE DEAD MANS LAND, YUPPIE CITY WAS HOOKED ON MALE FUEL. MALE FUEL TURNED YOU INTO A MAN. MALE FUEL TURNED YOU INTO A MACHINE. MALE FUEL TURNED YOU INTO A MONSTER. HOWEVER, WHEN BIO/CIDE WENT UNDER, BIO/CIDE CITY NO LONGER MASS-PRODUCED MALE FUEL. THE ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOM OF MALE FUEL WAS THAT YOU DEVELOPED VIOLENT ZOMBIE-LIKE BEHAVIOR THAT TURNED YOU INTO A HUMAN BEAST THAT BEHAVED LIKE A ZOMBIE. WHAT WAS STILL LEFT AT THE BIO/CIDE CITY WAS HORDED BY HUMANS THAT TOOK REFUGE UNDERGROUND. HOWEVER, FOR THOSE THAT WERE STILL ALIVE, THE UNDERWORLD WAS NOT ANY BETTER THAN THE WORLD THEY LEFT BEHIND. FOLLOWING THE GRAVEYARD WARS, THE WORLD OF HORROTICA WAS RECLAIMED BY THE OUTCASTS AND THE OUTLAWS WHO WEATHERED THE STORM WHILE LIVING UNDERGROUND WHERE THE REMAINING REMNANTS OF THE HUMAN CIVILIZATION RETURNED TO THE MORTAL WORLD WHERE THE OUTCASTS AND THE OUTLAWS TOOK CONTROL OF THE HUMAN WORLD, WHICH BECAME KNOWN AS THE LAWLESS LAND.

Mina/the Dracula Story Continues


Author: Marie Kiraly
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425143599
Category: Fiction
Page: 325
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After nearly falling prey to the seductive power of Dracula, the vampire prince, Mina Harker finds it hauntingly difficult to return to the ordinary world of mortal marriage, in a sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Original.

The Dracula Syndrome


Author: Richard Monaco,Bill Burt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780380770625
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 167
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A look at the crimes of true-life fiends describes the gruesome doings of James Riva, Pete Kurten, Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo, Octavio Flores, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Bundy. Original.

Real-Life X-Files

Investigating the Paranormal
Author: Joe Nickell
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813122106
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 326
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Takes a scientific approach to paranormal mysteries, taking readers on a series of case studies from spontaneous human combustion and hauntings to aliens and stigmata, employing forensic and investigative techniques to their analysis.

Proceedings


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Electronic apparatus and appliances
Page: N.A
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The Hex Files

The Goth Bible
Author: Mick Mercer
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arts, Modern
Page: 188
View: 1487

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Count Dracula Goes to the Movies

Stoker's Novel Adapted, 1922-2003
Author: Lyndon W. Joslin
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786426010
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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"Here is the updated edition of Lyndon Joslin's acclaimed 1999 guide to the films based on Stoker's novel. Also new to this edition is complete cast and credit information for the Dracula series films from Universal and Hammer as well as for the "Shadowso