DraculaBram Stoker


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Dracula by Bram Stoker Book Summary

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Few characters have seized readers’ imaginations quite like Count Dracula of Transylvania, the hero of Bram Stoker’s classic. The 1897 novel put vampires front and center on the cultural map, providing direct inspiration for an entire subgenre of bloodsucker fiction - including blockbusters like theTwilight series and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles - and spawning hundreds of movie adaptations!

Stoker’s novel is a thrill ride, following Dracula as he moves from Transylvania to England in search of fresh blood, while a small but dedicated group attempts to thwart him. Want more Stoker? Check out his great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker’s 2018 novel, Dracul.

Dracula (Bram Stoker) Book Reviews

BanananaIt's the most amazing thing I've ever seen.............…………………… it's a bananana next to a bananana.Score: 5/5

Classic HorrorTo this day the original story of Dracula is still by far the scariest..Score: 5/5

Fantastic TaleNo wonder so much of our culture has built up around this story..Score: 5/5

O.V. (Original Vampire)From what I understand, this is the first piece of media involving vampires. I guess Mr. Stoker mentioned a book in an interview, cited it as inspiration, and hoped, also, that another author would complete her scholarly work of the nosferatu. However, this seems to be the original, gold standard of vampires. Anyone looking for more information on where vampires come from will find it interesting. It is allegedly gathered from all the myths and traditions. However, anyone looking for a good story and not considering it an essential piece of literature to our culture, is better off choosing a more modern book. Dracula drags on and on between scary parts. And the philosophy, or "moral" of the story is so obvious and wordy, it makes you think there must be a different meaning..Score: 2/5

Worth itDifferent from the movie.Score: 3/5

This is TerribleI hated this book. If you are in school you may want to read it or else you will get a D on the test like I did :)).Score: 1/5

Great ReadI originally read it in paperback and even though the format was a little hard to follow at times, I loved it. My only main issue was the fact that almost every woman was treated as a delicate flower..Score: 5/5

A classic that haunts modern dayThe best vampire book. Hands down. This classic is sure to please and you’ll refer to it over and over again..Score: 5/5

DraculaFinally I’ve read the book. So easy to see why it captured the imagination of readers thru the years. A proper adaptation to film sadly has never been done. Maybe some day a young filmmaker will actually read the book before embarking on writing a script. Stoker’s masterpiece of modern myth making deserves a property adaptation..Score: 5/5

DraculaAmazing vocabulary.Score: 5/5

Suspenseful to the very endA must read, several instances of adrenaline action and suspense. No movie can do what his book does..Score: 5/5

HONESTLY I GET WHY ITS A CLASSICI read this book with my partner and it was so good! It reads as much like a detective novel as a horror story and both are amazingly engaging. I had just a blast with this book, would definitely recommend reading it with a friend :3.Score: 5/5

DeaculaWonderful narrative, full of details and excitement..Score: 5/5

DraculaI am not a fan of horror stories, but I consider this literature. There is so much more to this book than most might expect, having mainly known this story through the Hollywood films inspired by the book. The story is told in a novel way for the era, through diary entries and letters, newspaper stories, etc, and this gives it a taste of ordinary, real life that gradually builds to the revelation of the monstrous. The reader realizes the horror of the situation at the same pace as the characters within the story come to realize it, pulling the reader into the terror and complexity of the situation..Score: 5/5

Great book:).Score: 5/5

Great bookThis book is magnificently well written. A portrait of the British society at the time, representing the people with principles. I love the tenderness and the politeness characters have in the dialogues. Really worth!.Score: 4/5

DraculaA biting novel that will keep you awake at night 🧛‍♂️.Score: 4/5

DraculaGreat free book!.Score: 5/5

Fabulous!Excellent!.Score: 5/5

Fantastic BookI really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it. It has a slow start to it but after that it picks up in pace and is just wonderful..Score: 5/5

DraculaInvigorating. Horribly outstanding. Bram Stoker’s masterpiece continues to burn through the passing of the years and still remains one of the most well written and classically acclaimed horror stories in history..Score: 5/5

Fun story!I thought it was a fun story to read, you get connected to the characters and the writing style is awesome!.Score: 5/5

Classic, worth a readA literary classic. Just a joy to see where Dracula, the vampire, comes from. It’s quite different from many of the movie adaptations. For one, he’s not a sympathetic romantic figure. He’s cruel, cold, and heartless. The only thing that prevents this book from getting 5 stars is that Stoker wasn’t really good at writing accents. So when he’s writing (very minor) characters speaking with a cockney accent, it becomes a chore to get through. Outside of that, I would recommend this book..Score: 4/5

The Dracula Epic.A epic, masterful account of the cursed and the swords that fell him. Bram Stoker delivers an exquisitely comprehensive journey from the Count’s castle to London to the majestic Carpathian Mountains and the mythical region of Transylvania. The story unfolds itself almost exclusively through journal and diary writings detailing the vampire’s stranglehold over beasts and weather and the dramatic chase to end his cursed reign over dear Madam Mina and all those he commands. An elaborate tale, deliciously articulated with climactic resolve. Brilliant! GP.Score: 5/5

Loved itGreat book to read. A little hard to follow at first but you get the hang of it and it stays interesting.Score: 5/5

Dracula book review:This is a gothic horror masterpiece which is dripping with atmosphere. Ever time you read you feel as if you’re there and it is one of my many favorite vampire stories.Score: 5/5

I’ve seen the movie but the book was is definitely betterThe ending in the movie different but was it better?????.Score: 5/5

GoodI like this..Score: 5/5

DraculaThis is a book my father always read to everyone in the house and some parts scared me as 6 years old but I am 47 now and this book still gives me the creeps so I just want to let you know if you don’t know this book you should ask somebody about it and then read it because this book is a classic book and I love this book so pls read this book.Score: 5/5

Spoilers!Although it can sometimes be a little hard to understand the story it tells is amazing it is truly saddening at Renfields and Quincy’s death and Lucy’s death as a vampire didn’t seem sad but almost like an occasion the only thing that was off-putting was that Arthur and Seward get married after Lucy but at least they are happy.Score: 4/5

Shocking book p.s I like it ohhhhGood book good book very good book. I like it so much I put under my pillow and sleep with it.Score: 5/5

Timeless classic!Incredibly well written and enthralling!.Score: 5/5

Dracula Is One Of My FavoritesDracula is one of my favorites, and considering that it’s a horror kind of story, I’d figure it was an appropriate time to read it in the month of October, and I really enjoyed it, in spite of it being a bit scary. However, I wasn’t scared of reading it. If you’re a fan of horror stories, I would recommend reading Dracula..Score: 5/5

Good book.I just finished reading a book I really didn't have a lot of interest in but it was a freebie on Apple iBooks. It pulled me in and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't too spooky but the writing format was a little odd until I got into it..Score: 5/5

Can not danowload??H.Score: 1/5

DraculaRemove book.Score: 1/5

DraculaYuck it is horrible😒😒😒😒.Score: 1/5

Too ScaryBook bad. Too scary for me. Don’t let your kids read it..Score: 1/5

PerfectThis digital copy is perfect, it had the whole story and no missing parts. Sure it is plain but it was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to read the original Dracula story..Score: 5/5

Surprisingly a much greater read than expected!I downloaded it because it was free and I enjoyed it so much, read it all in 3 days! (Which is unusual for me as I get bored easily). Well written, suspenseful, good ending..Score: 5/5

DraculaA classic written in an interesting manner..Score: 5/5

Dracula by Bram StokerThis is a fabulous book, although long. But, once finished, you realize it could not have been shorter so keep with it. Stoker uses plot to bring what at first seem to be disparate character threads together and makes great use of tension right up to the last. I couldn’t put the book down. What a genius to write such a book that withstands the test of time. A true classic..Score: 5/5

Classic StoryI read this book decades ago. This is the first book I've read on my iPhone. I ended up using Sepia to view the text. It is very easy on these eyes. I love to read and the iPhone makes it easy to bring your books with you. Dracula is a great story told all in journals and notes written from many different views. If you have seen the original film with Bela Lugosi, the book goes to a deep and rich depth. If you want to see a film version that is closer to the book, check out the one with Louis Jourdan from the BBC. It is one of the best..Score: 5/5

DraculaGreat classic book!😃.Score: 5/5

Stoker’s Dracula novel is amazing!Finally read this novel again after many years had passed. I first read through it as a teenager but not sure if I understood what was happening throughout the book. I only wish someone would make a movie or series actually about Stoker’s Dracula and not some director’s interpretation or vision of this amazing horror story. When you read it please take time to absorb what’s happening in real time as each individual shares their accounts of the various events that lead up to the unbelievable climax!.Score: 5/5

WhyBoring. I was thinking that I could do something more fun.Score: 2/5

A True ClassicSo much of what modern horror and drama are based on comes from this classic. So often copied, but never as good as the original..Score: 5/5

EnjoyableVery enjoyable classic. It makes you understand aspects of our general western culture..Score: 5/5

One of the finest books of the Victorian EraI enjoyed this book and even though the story has been repeated an ungodly amount of times. None of them hold a candle to the original..Score: 5/5

DraculaHow wonderful to experience the narrative of Dracula! To walk with each character as they describe in journal their individual struggle, feelings, fears. I felt what they felt, heard what they heard, wept as loved ones were taken by the evil of the undead. I found the ending somewhat anticlimactic, actually expecting one final battle. A wonderful classic though, a must read for all lovers of books..Score: 5/5

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LameThis was the lamest story ever written.Score: 5/5

DraculaCool. Book . Worth re reading.Score: 5/5

A great story!Enjoyed this book thoroughly!.Score: 3/5

DraculaA very good read. I can believe that when it was written it would have brought all the fears of the unliving to the readers of Victoian times. Now to watch the movie!!!.Score: 5/5

DraculaRecommended reading for anyone who wishes to discover the original source of the current vampire craze. As with most "period" writing, it is a real eye-opener to see how social mores change over a hundred years or so . . ..Score: 4/5

FantasticTook me a while to read but was such a great read I kept coming back wanting to know more!.Score: 5/5

The book is awesomeThis book is just awesome...the writer is a jineus.....gonna read this book 100 times......Score: 5/5

AwesomeGave me goosebumps, amazing classic!.Score: 5/5

AwesomeOne of the best books I have ever read. Love the diary approach..Score: 5/5

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GREAT!!!What a story! I could actually picture the scenes being described, and they scared the crap out of me...a true testament of good story telling! An absolute must read for anyone who loves vampire stories. Summing it up in one word...classic!!!.Score: 5/5

DraculaAt first it took my full attention. Midway, the course of the story seemed endless. But when continued, the storyline exceeded my expectations by far. A great read!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentThird time thru and so pleased it was the original version!.Score: 5/5

AbsorbingAlthough slow in parts, the imagery and the weaving of the story are breathtaking. It's the type of story that can transport you to another place and have you marvel at how noble people can be. A great tale of humanity and a genuine classic.Score: 5/5

A classicA classic novel and the only way vampires should be known..Score: 5/5

DraculaExcellent book. Could not put it down. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

Awesome bookThere was alot of tension and questions?? It was just awesome.Score: 5/5

DraculaA fabulous classic! I could not put it down. So much more detail to the powers of a vampire as well as the limitations. The writing flows. Bram Stoker was a master..Score: 5/5

Surprisingly goodAfter watching all modern vampire movies with their special effects, I was not expecting much from a dusty old vampire book. It was really a pleasant surprise to read this book. It is simply a great story masterfully written by a skilled author. Instead of a narrator, we discover the story through the journals and the letters of the characters, which gives a very interesting perspective..Score: 5/5

THE BESTMaby the one of the best novels in history and definitly the best vampire story in history.Score: 5/5

Amazing!!!Dracula is one of the best books I have ever read! And I've read a lot of books! Anyone who is interested in vampire books should definitely read this as it is the original true vampire story! However, this book is not just for vampire lovers, it really is for anyone who enjoys a great work of fiction; with in depth characters, and never a dull moment, this is a book that you won't want to put down!! One other aspect of this book that I loved was that, although it is a classic and was written such a long time ago, the language is still very easy to read and understand!! It's a classic and it's free, give it a try and I bet you'll enjoy it as much as I did!!.Score: 5/5

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DraculaA great read thank you. I love stories and books about the count. Thank you . Keep up the good work..Score: 5/5

Often copied but never bettered!This is now my fourth read of Dracula and it never disappoints. As with other classics it is often retold, reworked and reimagined but the original story is a gem that shines through all the dust of the years. I am always gripped by the details and drawn to different aspects of the characters. My view of these characters has changed with ageing which brings a freshness with each reading. It is hard to put this book down once begun. It is a fascinating glimpse into the late Victorian age with all its sensibilities and customs. A true classic and an engrossing read. Often copied but never bettered..Score: 5/5

Great bookThe best gothic novel ever written.Score: 5/5

Beautifully writtenThis book was such a captivating and interesting book to read. It was hard to stop in between chapters because you just want to keep reading! The language is so rich, emotional and descriptive which is what I love most about it..Score: 4/5

Inspired yet indifferentAlthough I loved the literature of the book I felt as if it lacked reason. I first watched Coppola’s interpretation of ‘Dracula’ which gave more body behind the story. I really did enjoy this book and am glad to have read it - but I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed to find that the original concept of ‘Dracula’ disregarded the origin of Dracula himself and vampires. I regret to say I preferred the movie, but still found immense satisfaction in reading the book..Score: 4/5

DraculaDracula by Brampton Stoker is a uniquely written manuscript that enriches the mind of gothic, horror, mystery and medieval lovers. Having being sent on a business holiday, Jonathan experiences superstition on his encounter with an eerie fellow named Dracula. Not realizing this horror, his fiancé seems to be developing some connection to the person. It isn't before long that that several individuals in England find out about the superstitious figure of Dracula and attempt to rid of him altogether with God on their side. It is a battle between light and darkness. For those who want to read this, you'll enjoy it, but you may at a a point grow a bit uneasy due to the lack of action throughout..Score: 3/5

Good classicStyle of writing is similar to Frankenstein. The book is written in the formats of journal entries and telegram rather than a narration. Overall, would recommend if you are interested in sci-fi and thriller books..Score: 3/5

Love love loveAmazing I love love love love it.Score: 5/5

It was terribleI did not read it.Score: 5/5

DraculaGreat story.... Timeless and entertaining MT.Score: 5/5

AlucardWhere is Integra, where is Seras and where is Schrödinger?.Score: 5/5

Captivating!Although slow in parts, this classic was extremely well written, I was quite sad to finish it!.Score: 4/5

An excellent readEasy to read, captivating, easy to read in between activities as there are lots of little sections in each chapter. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

DraculaThis is the most amazing book I have ever read in my inter life so far I hope there will be more of your books thank you for making this book.Score: 5/5

Great book!Great book!.Score: 5/5

DraculaAgain, so different to the movie. A fantastic read.Score: 5/5

ThxThis book was stupid.Score: 1/5

AwesomeI love this book! It was awesome and amazing.Score: 5/5

YeahYeah nah it's good. 7/11 would Dracula again..Score: 5/5

DraculaClassic Victorian melodrama/horror. Bram Stoker has created one of the horror genre's most enduring figures. Forget Interview with a Vampire, forget Twilight, Stoker did it first and did it best! When they invented the term, ripping yarn, this book was the template. Read it before? Me too, years ago. I'd forgotten how good it really is. Try it again, what have you got to lose except a good night's sleep? Spooky!.Score: 5/5

DracularThis book was really good but I recommend it to people over 10 or 9 I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did !!!!!!!!!! :-).Score: 5/5

DraculaA wonderful insight into how a mind may work..Score: 5/5

IsaidwarrickA good book although a bit slow at times..Score: 3/5

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GoodIt was really good.Score: 4/5

DraculaTo many pages.Score: 1/5

Great BookHave always wanted to read this and wasn’t disappointed. Couldn’t put it down at times. Really enjoyed the story and loved the characters..Score: 5/5

Must-read!Amazing book, full of suspense and well written...I have been completely captured from Dracula...Bram Stoker wrote a masterpiece!!.Score: 5/5

Terrific bookDefinitely read this great book if you are a horror/fiction fan..Score: 5/5

TransylvanianThis book is simply stunning, full of adventure and well written!!!! A must read to all adventure lovers.Score: 5/5

Gr8 m9This book was gr9 m9. Tell that Bram Stoker lad he is sick at writing books, coz this was a real funny book. I enjoyed it. Thanx for the read Bram..Score: 5/5

DraculaNot read all of it yet!.Score: 5/5

Classic horror has stood the test of time - it creeps up on youThe format - extracts from the journals of those involved - deepens the sense of authenticity that this novel carries in it's deliberate and skilful unfolding of the story, and patient development of credibility in sense that makes this - even now in 2015 - a very creepy book, and not to be read before bedtime ! Van Helsing sticks to his accent and halting English and becomes more real with every page. Thoroughly worth the effort of reading- a real achievement in horror and true classic..Score: 5/5

Dracula - don't miss a wordTerrific read, tough and a little laboured in parts, but an essential classic. Hugely well-written, so glad I have read it..Score: 4/5

DraculaGreat story, love the style in which it is written. Can't believe it took me so long to pick up and read such a classic as this..Score: 5/5

Slow burn.The writing structure (being narrated in a series of diary entries, memoirs and newspaper clippings) was at first hard to adjust too, however it is definitely worth it. After starting strongly there is what seems like a lull about 80 pages into the book which makes it appear dull. However it, in retrospect, turns out to be a master stroke. There’s a reason this novel is a classic. Dark, insidious and claustrophobic, 10/10..Score: 5/5

AwfulI had to read this book for my English homework and I was very disappointed..Score: 1/5

DraculaIt was go good I wanted to read it again.Score: 2/5

WowI love classic old books and this is now one of my favourites and I’m only halfway through! Highly recommend..Score: 5/5

Its okIts ok.Score: 2/5

DraculaExcellent read from start to finish.Score: 5/5

DraculaI think it is amazing its brilliant.Score: 5/5

AwesomeIn absolutely awesome read. Easy to see everything that’s happening in the minds eye. Such bravery and heartache No wonder this remains a classic and a must read for anyone..Score: 5/5

Classic DraculaAlthough we all know the story this original book kept me turning the pages. The only thing I found tedious was when Van Helsing spoke or wrote his diary entries mainly due to the weird sentence construction (bit like Yoda).Got used to it though. There is also a fascinating glimpse into the world of travel & communications from the era, all topped of with a growing sense of doom. Brilliant.Score: 4/5

A page turner!!Could not put down absolutely brilliant suspenseful and descriptive. Recommend highly!.Score: 5/5

Always a good read classic storyGood.Score: 5/5

WonderfulThis is my third book this month I really love reading, am taking every word in and feeling every moment. FANTASTIC ! And this as been a great read so different although prof Van Helsing is still Peter Cushing . Whoever had the idea to do books on your device, you are wonderful you too Apple thank you !.Score: 5/5

DraculaA rather long pursuit of Dracula only to end quite abruptly. Enjoyed most of it but struggled to understand some of the language..Score: 3/5

Mr.Lovely read.....much bettter than the movie!.Score: 5/5

TRULY REMARKABLEAn amazing novel which is cunningly unpredictable.Score: 5/5

Challenging..but couldn't put it down!Difficult to read in places but a thrilling story of horror and adventure. Well worth it!.Score: 5/5

Amazing!!!!Absolutely fab book.Score: 5/5

What a Brilliant ReadDracula was a character who's origin I knew nothing about. I saw this book I thought it would be worth a read. I fell into this book and loved every page. Great characters. Great story. Great book..Score: 5/5

DraculaAn all time classic that we all know the story of, or we think we do. To read the original with its Victorian language and imagine the impact it would have made at the time makes this tale all the more remarkable. It's still full of tension and interesting characters to this day, it's easy to see why it has endured so long..Score: 5/5

FantasticBram Stoker's Dracula is a very enjoyable read. It is written in the form of various diaries, in the perspective of the main characters. Although Dracula is a story that I was somewhat familiar with (from popular culture), the book was still interesting and filled with suspense. Would highly recommend..Score: 5/5

Preferred Frankenstein.Avoid at all costs. Even Twilight is better than this..Score: 1/5

Good book!!!Amazing!!!.Score: 5/5

Good readAnticlimax ending, glad I read it though.Score: 3/5

BrilliantA top notch, well written novel by a fantastic 19th century author. Great stuff..Score: 5/5

Long, but worth it.A story with more depth than I had imagined. Worth the effort..Score: 5/5

DraculaOmg, awesome, can't recommend this enough.Score: 5/5

Must read horror/thrillerOne word do describe it magnificent.Score: 5/5

BoringI didn’t like it because it’s mostly long sentences! Some people like short snappy sentences.Score: 1/5

WonderfulWell I have finally read Dracula, and have found it to be a wonderful and engrossing story. I, like many, was put off by the hammer horror films which were based (loosely) upon the story of Count Dracula. But I decided to read it and found it to be a really compelling and classic book, which I would proudly have amongst my collection of Dickens and Chaucer on the bookshelf. I urge anybody with an interest in classical novels to read it, if they haven't already, and I urge anybody who just likes a very good story to also read it. Bram stoker is a literary genius..Score: 5/5

Boring afSo bored reading this that I didn’t end up reading it.Score: 2/5

So good!One of the best classic books I have ever read! Definitely recommend it. It’s quite lengthy but it’s definitely worth the time and money!.Score: 5/5

ExcellentCan't believe I've waited this long to read the book! Far surpassed any expectation I ever had. And, naturally, is superior to any of the film versions out there. Would highly recommend..Score: 5/5

TerribleToo many pages.Score: 1/5

A tight bookA surprisingly readable book, despite being written more than a century ago..Score: 5/5

Great readDid not disappoint right up to the end.Score: 4/5

Really bad bookWorst book I’ve ever read! It’s so innapropriate!.Score: 1/5

DraculaI can't believe I'd never read this book before. In honesty, I only downloaded it because it was free, but I loved it. Wonderfully outdated, full of ridiculous coincidences and an atmospheric piece of Victorian gothic literature..Score: 4/5

Count Dracula.Great book.Score: 5/5

The Horror Classic that defined Vampire FictionOne of the most famous novels ever written and definitely one of the best, Dracula cleverly hides his vampire identity during the novel and knows when to strike fear into our hearts..Score: 5/5

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