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Undead (Kindle Single)

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  89 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The ultimate back story of the original Dracula, and its creator, Bram Stoker.

Best-selling author Frank Delaney deconstructs the Vampire myth through the ages, and shows us how Stoker’s 1897 novel, one of the most widely read books of all time, heightened the allure of sex, the glamour of blood, and the defeat of death in a way that continues to pulse - and faster than eve
Kindle Edition, 29 pages
Published June 29th 2011 by RosettaBooks (first published June 22nd 2011)
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Viviane Crystal
From where, when, and why does a story emerge? This short essay is a glimpse into some answers to those questions in reference to Bram Stoker on the 100th Anniversary of his novel, Dracula.

Delaney begins by examining the language sources of the word "vampire" and then what it meant to writers and average people in different time periods as well as different countries and cities throughout the world, a fascinating purview that belies the simplistic associations most average readers ascribe to t
Lilly de Vries
I love a good myth-busting! Also I wish this book was about 10 times longer.
Adrienne Testa
This is an interesting story. Bram Stoker was an interesting man as is the history of Vampires and folklores behind them. It is broken up into chapters, discussing the history of vampires and how common town people reacted to them. It explores how vampires went from being ugly and poor to handsome and rich. And, brings the current day ideas of vampires and why people are fascinated by them.
Jessica Meyers
This book was absolutely fantastic! Delaney tells the story of Bram Stoker with the focus of his book Dracula. I assumed this story would be like any other short biography, however Delaney spruces it up with his own personality. His writing comes across very poetic and at times I laughed from the slight humor and wit portrayed in his writing.
Delaney's humor is not my cuppa. There is not much new here about Dracula and Stoker. If you have read the book and any biography, you can pretty much skip this essay. (Additionally, how can you not mention "Christabel"?).
Dec 23, 2012 Sara rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Delaney's enthusiasm is infectious, particularly when he's tracking down Stoker's inspirations. The section on Whitby is wonderful, some of the humor (Gaelic, not garlic) not so much.

Sep 27, 2011 Andy added it
Bought the Kindle book as a nod to the honorable Mr. Delaney. His Re:Joyce Podcasts are jewels in my playlist. Thank you! I look forward to this piece.
David Edmonds
A light-hearted literary history behind Dracula and Bram Stoker's various inspirations for the story.
Annette Radcliff
this was great and it explained soo much about Bram Stoker and the mystery behind Dracula.
Liz Chiodo
Intruiging read.
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'The Most Eloquent Man in the World', says NPR, about the writer, broadcaster, BBC host and Booker Prize Judge, Frank Delaney. Over a career that has lasted more than three decades, Delaney, an international-best-selling author himself, has interviewed more than 3,500 of the world's most important writers.

Frank Delaney has earned top prizes and best-seller status in a wide variety of formats, from
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