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Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish writer of novels and short stories, who is best known today for his 1897 horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known for being the personal assistant of the actor Henry Irving and the business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Transylvanian Count Dracula is the staple of horror stories. This unabridged edition brings the full story of how Jonathan Harker travels to Castle Dracula and the nightmares he finds there. This edition also includes a useful who’s who of the main characters, some information about the author and some background to the vampire myths. Just click here to view our range of Children’s Classics, then click on the Paperback tab to view all the Puffin Children’s Classics.
Can love, courage and goodness defeat the evil thirst of a vampire? In this fight to the bitter end, who will live, who will die, and who will be doomed to a living death? From Shannon, aged 11: 'It's really scary when he goes in the chapel and finds Dracula looking younger, with bloody teeth.' This and the other retellings by Real Reads are a fantastic way to introduce young children to some of the best-known and best-loved classics; beautifully presented and skilfully retold (and condensed – 64 pages in total) and illustrated, they are true to the original plot, capture something of the flavour and tone of the original work, while simplifying the narrative and dialogue. They’re primarily aimed for younger readers – 8-13 year olds but are also a great ‘quick fix’ for teenagers and adults. Real Reads will develop a confidence and enthusiasm in some Classic literature and perhaps even to address the original, something that is nurtured in the ‘Taking Things Further’ section of every Real Read. For others, who might never have tackled the originals, Real Reads make accessible great stories, great characters and important moral debates which they might otherwise never have encountered. To take a look at the other classic novels published by Real Reads click here. Perfect for Reluctant Readers as well as keen readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here.
The last I saw of Count Dracula was his kissing his hand to me, with a red light of triumph in his eyes, and with a smile that Judas in hell might be proud of. Dracula is a preeminent work of horror literature, containing one of the best gothic villains of all time. When Jonathan Harker stays with Count Dracula in his crumbling Transylvanian castle, he is greatly unsettled by the man. After enduring a series of bizarre events, Harker realises he is being imprisoned by the Count and barely escapes with his life. Meanwhile, a similarly curious set of circumstances are happening in England: A huge wolf-like creature is seen to leap from the deck of a Russian ship with a mysteriously absent crew; a young woman develops a strange wasting disease and red marks on her throat; a patient at the lunatic asylum experiences increasingly strange delusions. A small band of heroes set to investigate these worrying events, led by Doctor Van Helsing who consults ancient texts to discover the chilling enormity of what they face... Brought to you here in this handsome slipcased edition and including wonderful pen and ink illustrations, Bram Stoker's Dracula can be treasured in all its gothic glory. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Slipcased Classics are beautiful foil-stamped gift editions of classic works of literature, presented in a slipcase and decorated with delightful illustrations.
A stunningly beautiful clothbound hardback edition of one of the most famous Gothic horror stories in the world. Jonathan Harker is travelling to Castle Dracula to see the Transylvanian noble, Count Dracula. He is begged by locals not to go there, because on the eve of St George's Day, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will come full sway. But business must be done, so Jonathan makes his way to the Castle - and then his nightmare begins. His beloved wife Meena and other lost souls have fallen under the Count's horrifying spell. Dracula must be destroyed... Also in Puffin Clothbound Classics: 9780241411148 Black Beauty 9780241411162 The Secret Garden 9780241411193 A Christmas Carol 9780241411209 The Wizard of Oz 9780241411216 Treasure Island
Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Jonathan Harker visits a castle in Transylvania to help a man named Count Dracula to buy a house in England. While he is there, he discovers many terrible things about the count. As strange things begin to happen in England, Jonathan sees that Count Dracula must be stopped!
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