THE DRACULA SECRETS : Jack the Ripper and the Darkest Sources of Bram Stoker

Author: Storey (Neil R.)
Year: 2012
Publisher: The History Press
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: AsNew/AsNew
ISBN: 9780752480480
Price: £10.00
Hardback. Since the first publication of Dracula in 1897, there have been suggestions that the bookís protagonist is more closely associated with Jack the Ripper than a Transylvanian Count. The author undertakes an in-depth investigation of the sources used by Stoker during the writing of his seminal masterpiece. Painting an evocative portrait of Stoker, his influences, his friends and the London he frequented in the late nineteenth century, the author explores how Stoker created Dracula out of the climate of fear that was created by the Whitechapel murders in 1888. Indeed he asks, did Stoker know Jack the Ripper personally and hide the clues to this terrible knowledge in his book? Having gained unprecedented access to the unique archive of one of Stokerís most respected friends and the dedicatee of Dracula, the author sheds new light on both Stoker and Dracula, and reveals startling new links between Stokerís creation and the most infamous serial killer of all time. Illus., Select Bibliog., Notes and Index. 304pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. Includes loosely inserted card/envelope depicting "Whitby Abbey", a painting by Anne Sudworth. As New in dw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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