Dracula – Bram Stoker

dracula-bram-stokerI have recently began reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this book has to be one of my favourites of the classics so far. It was published in 1897, and includes ideas that wouldn’t be common in English Literature at the time, I think this may be why it is so appealing to those that have read it. It follows the storyline of an important man named Count Dracula, who we later understand as a vampire, and his estate agent Jonathan Harker. Stoker writes the first 4 chapters from the perspective of Jonathan as though he is writing in a diary. He does this so we as the readers feel closer to the speaker, as after all, this is supposedly his personal diary that we are reading. He recalls events from the time in which he first travelled to the marvellous home of Count Dracula and the strange happenings that occur whilst he is there, some of which could be considered rather creepy. I have read only up to page 65 so I shall expand on this post once I have completed the book.

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