No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
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 Lair of The White Worm (1911) is a novel by the Irish novelist Bram Stoker who is mostly known for being the author of the seminal horror classic Dracula (1897). In both novels, Stoker proves to be a masterful creator of visceral fear and breath-taking suspense. The story of The Lair of The White Worm centers on the character of the Australian young man, Adam Salton, who is summoned to England by his granduncle Richard Salton. The latter wants to strengthen the bonds between the family's last two members, but also to make Adam his heir. As soon as Adam reaches his granduncle's house in the Old World, he starts to witness curious happenings that he fails to understand. Most - but not all - of the inexplicable phenomena that he observes center around the suspicious characters of Edgar Caswall and Arabella March. While the first has mesmerizing capabilities that he uses for licentious ends, the second seems to be mysteriously linked to all the strange killings of kids and animals recently recorded. Indeed, it is amid Arabella's big house that Adam discovers a pit where a huge snake-like worm dwells. The rest of the story displays Adam's fatal combat against Caswall, Arabella and the White Worm.
When Roger Melton passes away, he unexpectedly leaves a substantial fortune to his nephew, Rupert Sent Leger. But Rupert must fulfill one condition if he is to inherit: he must live in his uncles castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains for one year. It is here, at Castle Vissarion, that Rupert encounters a mysterious woman cloaked in a wet shroud who is seeking refuge in the middle of the night. Rupert helps the beautiful woman, but she disappears before he can learn much about her. Discovering the identity of this ethereal creature will change Ruperts life forever.Presented as a series of letters and diary entries, The Lady of the Shroud was written in much the same fashion as author Bram Stokers more famous novel, Dracula, and represents Stokers unique and haunting writing style. Due to its unexpected storyline, The Lady of the Shroud has become a favorite within the gothic and horror genre first popularized at the turn of the twentieth century.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Este ebook presenta "e;Dracula"e;, con un sumario dinamico y detallado. Dracula es una novela publicada en 1897 por Bram Stoker, que ha convertido a su protagonista en el vampiro mas famoso. Dracula, parte de la existencia de Vlad Tepes, es un personaje historico situado en la Rumania del siglo XV, y conocido por su heroicidad contra la invasion otomana, pero tambien por su crueldad. A partir de esta historia y de no pocas leyendas acerca de el, Bram Stoker escribe esta novela en forma de diarios y cartas que los personajes principales van intercambiandose. Una obra trascendental de la literatura gotica que abrio un nuevo camino en la novela de terror y que instauro la figura del aristocrata transilvano como arquetipo del mal y modelo de seduccion perversa. Bram Stoker (1847 - 1912) fue un novelista y escritor irlandes. En su momento fue conocido como el asistente personal del actor Henry Irving y como el gerente del Teatro Lyceum de Londres (del que Irving era dueno), pero hoy en dia se le recuerda por la creacion de una de las historias de terror mas influyentes de todos los tiempos, su novela Dracula, basada en la figura legendaria de Vlad Tepes.
This is an attractive genuine bonded leather edition, with gilt-edged pages and gold ribbon marker that will make an elegant addition to any home library. This edition of Dracula and Other Horror Classics is part of Barnes & Noble's series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition, bound in genuine bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.
This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Dracula + Dracula's Guest and 3 Other Horror Stories"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing, Bram Stoker tells Count Draculas relationship with Jonathan and Mina Harker, pursuit by Professor van Helsing and ultimate destruction in the name of love. Intent on immigrating to England, Count Dracula enlists the services of Jonathan Harker to arrange the purchase of a suitable residence. Intrigued by the young Harker and his beautiful wife, Mina, Dracula sets in motion a series of events that threatens the sanity of all.Widely believed to be the deleted first chapter of Dracula, "e;Dracula's Guest,"e; taken from Bram Stoker's collection of short stories, follows an Englishman, presumed to be Jonathan Harker, on a visit to Munich en route to Transylvania. Despite warnings from his hotelier, the Englishman leaves the safety of his carriage and wanders towards an abandoned "e;unholy"e; village. "e;Dracula's Guest"e; was originally published and introduced as the "e;excised chapter"e; in Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories by Stoker's widow, Florence.Dracula's Guest and Other 3 Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. The stories in the collection are: "e;Dracula's Guest"e;, "e;The Judge's House"e;, "e;The Burial of the Rats"e;, "e;A Dream of Red Hands"e; . About Dracula's Guest: this short novel recounts the travels of an unnamed Englishman who crosses paths with a foreboding wolf-like creature on his way to Count Dracula's castle. A young Englishman is restlessly wandering about Munich before traveling to Transylvania. When he foolishly leaves his hotel and explores a dense forest, he finds a graveyard with an evil ghost, endures a snowstorm, and has a surprising encounter with a wolf. This volume also includes the novella "e;The Lair of the White Worm,"e; a horror story which revolves around Adam Salton, a native Australian invited to England by his only surviving relative, Richard Salton. All seems well until he meets the neighbors and discovers a cruel mesmerist, an enormous kite, a violent woman with unknown designs, and a colossal white worm seeking victims near its pit. Fans of "e;Dracula"e; will delight in this fine collection of horror stories by the same author.
Fast paced and nightmarishly vivid, this greatest of Gothic tales propels the reader into the heart of darkness from its opening pages. Stoker increases the tension and mystery of his masterpiece by setting it in the form of different journal entries and letters by various characters. Only gradually does the full horrifying picture emerge: Dracula, far from being merely an eccentric foreigner, is a threat to all mankind. But this is not discovered until it is too late for some. Storms and wolves, shipwrecks and gypsies, haunted castles and graveyards: the horrors pile up until the final moment of triumph seconds before sunset.