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From Longman's Cultural Edition series, this new edition of Dracula, edited by Andrew Elfenbein, recovers the cultural complexity of Bram Stoker's novel and offers a wide array of contextualizing documents, including contemporary reviews and articles about#xA0;Eastern Europe,#xA0;science, gender, and media. Rather than tracing Dracula through all his later incarnations, this edition offers ways to understand the late Victorian origins of Bram Stoker#x19;s remarkable book.#xA0; While Draculanever simply reflects contemporary trends, reading it with knowledge of contemporary events and debates can clarify what may otherwise seem puzzling. Throughout, Stoker emphasizes that his vampire story takes place not in a hazy, fictional past, but in a sharply realized England of the 1890s. The materials in the sections of Cultural Contexts illuminate the references to Victorian culture in Stoker#x19;s version of this seemingly timeless story.#xA0;#xA0;
Andrew Elfenbein is the Morse-Alumni Distinguish Teaching Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. He works on 18th- and 19th-century British literature, gender and sexuality studies, the history of English, and cognitive approaches to reading.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. vi|
|About Longman Cultural Editions||p. vii|
|About This Edition||p. viii|
|Table of Dates||p. xvii|
|Dracula (1897)||p. 1|
|Appendix: "Dracula's Guest"||p. 378|
|Cultural Contexts||p. 390|
|Victorian Reviews of Dracula||p. 391|
|The Athenoeum (London), June 26, 1897||p. 391|
|Belfast News-Letter, July 1, 1897||p. 393|
|The Bookman (London), August 1987: "Novel Notes: 'Dracula'"||p. 394|
|Daily News (London), May 27, 1897: "Mr. Bram Stoker's New Story [Published Today]"||p. 394|
|The Era (London), August 7, 1897||p. 396|
|Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Belfast), June 21, 1897||p. 397|
|Hampashire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle (Portsmouth), July 10, 1897: "Vampires in London: Mediaeval Horrers Up to Date"||p. 398|
|Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper (London), May 30, 1897, "A Romance of Vampirism"||p. 399|
|National Magazine (Boston), January 1900: Havre Sacque, "Frome the Crow's Nest"||p. 400|
|New York Tribune, November 19, 1899||p. 401|
|Pall Mall Gazette (London), June 1, 1897: "For Midnight Reading"||p. 402|
|The Spectator (London), July 31, 1897: "Recent Novels"||p. 403|
|Times (London), August 23, 1897||p. 404|
|Times (Weshington), January 21, 1900: "A Grewsome Tale"||p. 404|
|Eastern Europe||p. 406|
|Charles Boner, from Transylvania: Its Products and Its People. London: Longman, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1865||p. 407|
|Edmund Cecil Johnson, from on the Track of the Cresent: Erratic Notes from Piraeus to Pestb. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1885||p. 408|
|Emily Gerard, from "Transylvanian Supersitions." The nineteenth Century 101 (July 1885): 130-50||p. 409|
|[Anon.], from "The Age of Woman." The Eclectic Magazine 46 (November 1887): 643-46: reprinted from The Spectator 60 (August 1887): 1084-86||p. 413|
|Sarah Grand, from "The Modern Girl," North American Review 158 (1894): 706-14||p. 415|
|Max Nordau, From Degeneration. [trans. anon.] Now York, 1895||p. 417|
|Havelock Ellis, from The criminal. London, 1892||p. 419|
|Daniel Hack Tuke, from Steep-Walking and Hypnotism. London, 1884||p. 421|
|William Aitken, From The Science and Practice of Medicine. 3rd American ed., from 6th London ed. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blackiston, 1872||p. 423|
|James L. Andem, from A practical Guide to the Use of the Edision Phonograph. Cincinnati: C. J Krebhiel and Company, 1892||p. 425|
|C.L. McCluer Stevens, from "The Evolution of the Typewriter." Strand Magazine 13 (June 1897)||p. 427|
|Thomas Allen Reed, From A Biography of Isaac Pitman (Inventor of Phonography). London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden, the Welsh, 1890||p. 428|
|Works Cited in the Notes||p. 431|
|Further Reading and Viewing||p. 433|
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