The punctured throat, the coffin lid slowly opening, the unholy shriek as the stake pierces the heart--these are just a few of the chilling images Bram Stoker unleashed upon the world with his 1897 masterpiece, Dracula. Inspired by the folk legend of nosferatu, the undead, Stoker created a timeless tale of gothic horror and romance that has enthralled and terrified readers ever since.
This illustrated edition does full justice to the clark splendor of Stoker's novel of the count who feeds off the blood of the living. Stark and powerful relief engravings from renowned illustrator Barry Moser bring to life the story's most unforgettable moments and characters: the ship of death that brings Dracula to English shores as it pitches upon the sea; the final terrible siege at his Transylvanian lair; and the faces of clever, loving Mina Harker, mad, ravenous Renfield, wise Professor Van Helsing, and of course, Count Dracula himself.
Told in letters, diary entries, and news clippings, Dracula maintains an uncanny power over the reader, not only in the chilling charisma of its oftimitated character, but in the pace and fury of its storytelling. Stoker's novel has inspired countless movies and stories. But the original Dracula, like its hero, has the power to live forever.