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Draculan vieras ja muita kauhukertomuksia

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Ihmissusia, eläviä kuolleita, kaksoisolentoja, enneunia ja riivattuja taloja – Stokerin kauhukertomuskokoelma näyttää, että kirjailija oli paljon muutakin kuin Draculan luoja. Mutta Draculan tavoin myös hän elää paljon yli vuosiensa.

Stokerin yhdeksän ennen suomentamatonta kauhukertomusta tutustuttavat lukijan kauhukirjallisuuden isoisään. Kertomus“Draculan vieras” oli alu...more
Hardcover, 201 pages
Published 2012 by Tammi (first published 1914)
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I had never heard of this book before, but when I ran across it and saw who the author was, I snatched it up and started reading. What we have here is a series of short stories published by Mrs. Stoker after the passing of her husband. The stories range from the disturbing supernatural tale of “The Judge” to the vampiric title tale of “Dracula’s Guest” some versions of this book include the “Lair of the White Worm” which although it is not one of my favorite of Mr. Stoker’s Cannon, it is still a...more
This is not actually a sequel to Dracula but a collection of short stories by Stoker. I've written a couple of lines about each of them.

Dracula’s Guest: This is part of the original Dracula which was cut to reduce the length. It has very little to do with Dracula (the character and the book) and is a bit of an odd story really. That being said they are so very creepy moments in it.

The Judge’s House: A haunted house story which is absolutely fantastic. It’s chilling.

The Squaw: A particularly gr...more
I have always loved the book Dracula (although there are parts of it that drag...) In my opinion Bram Stoker was made to write short stories like the ones in Dracula's Guest. The first one is a piece that was taken from the original manuscript of Dracula for the time constraints of the novel. The others are just pieces from Bram Stoker's mind. They are rather macabre but extremely enjoyable if you have a darker side :) Read this, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ray Bradbury for the best October of your lif...more
Tobin Elliott

Gotta say, I had a fun time with this one. The title story is literally an outtake from Dracula, and, to be honest, likely the weakest of the lot. Stoker breaks out all the classic horror tropes here: rats, unsavoury characters, drafty old houses, all of it.

None of the stories are truly terrifying. The intervening 120 years between its publish date and now have seen to that, but the stories are absolutely well-written and enjoyable. Stoker shows he has a deft touch with characters at times, tho...more
Red Heaven
I spent years searching for this book and finally found it, but the typeface was way too small to seriously expect people to read 200 pages of, so Kindle to the rescue.

I had read the first few stories years ago and don't really remember much about the title one. The Judge's House is probably the best of the collection, and I seem to remember being a little disappointed by The Squaw.

I was reasonably entertained by most of the rest, but they were often in need of a good editor, particularly Crooke...more
Grace Harwood
This is a great collection of supernatural stories plus the title story "Dracula's Guest" which is not so much a stand alone story as an episode originally intended to be included in Stoker's Masterpiece and most famous work, "Dracula" but was excised from it due to lack of space/editorial reasons. It was probably right that it was cut out, although it is a lovely little episode in which the Englishman (probably supposed to be Jonathan Harker, although he is not named in the piece) acts more bra...more
Jul 28, 2014 Bruce rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bram Stoker fans, Fans of Gothic Horror
Shelves: gothic-horror, horror
Since this volume actually consists of two books published together, I'm going to write two brief reviews for both of them.

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories

The problem with reviewing any collection of short stories is that, by it's very nature, the volume will have definite ups and downs. While this is still present in Dracula's Guest..., the lesser stories are simply adequate. The three best tales are are all grouped together at the very beginning, but the others all have their worthwhile...more
Michael Nutt

This is not a sequel to Bram Stoker's classic Gothic horror story, but a collection of short stories that his widow had published in 1914, two years after the author's death. The opening story is the one that gives its name to the collection, which was originally called 'Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories'.

The Preface tells us that 'Dracula's Guest' ★★★ originated from a chapter of the novel 'Dracula' that was cut during editing. If this is so, then it appears it was later reworked by the...more
Very much a fan of Stoker's Dracula, but 'The Judge's House' aside, I found this collection to be consistently drab; flooded with long descriptive passages and sluggish exposition. Had the author not been responsible for a book I look upon fondly, I am certain that I would have given up long before the end. On reflection, I should have done so regardless.
Not much of an opinion on this one because it is so short. I have to say I think the Englishman is an idiot. Aside from that, it was a little confusing. I kind of want to read Dracula and figure out how this fits into the story.
Oooooh! Some eerie stories in here.

My favourites were "A Dream of Red Hands" and "The Chain of Destiny".

"The Crystal Cup" was a very different type of story from the rest of the collection; haunting, tragic, and so well described I could picture each scene.
I enjoyed this book; the only reason I didn't give it a higher rating was because one or two of the stores were just kinda blah. But the majority were very interesting and freaky: personal favorite is The Judge's House.
Andrea Ika
Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. Dracula's Guest follows an Englishman (whose name is never mentioned) as he wanders around Munich before leaving for Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the coachman's warnings, the young man foolishly leaves his hotel and wanders through a dense forest alone.

My thought
Bram Stoker was Dublin born but is best known for his fictional cre...more
Edwina Hall Callan
I really enjoyed these short stories that Bram Stoker's wife found in his desk drawer and published after his death.
Бранимир Събев
Сборник с девет разказа от бащата на "Дракула", издаден с подкрепата на Ирландската организация за литературен обмен. Първият разказ, на който е кръстен сборника, е леко намигане към почитателите на най-известния вампир в изкуството - един английски джентълмен се изгубва в зимната гора, съвсем сам, какво ли го очаква... Обичам да чета разкази на ужаса от XIX в. - Стокър, Джеймс, Конан Дойл, По и др. Особено пък ако са писани от британци по времето на Кралица Виктория - този на места чуден, леко...more

This is a collection of various tales, being Dracula's guest only one of them.

As for the tales themselves, my absolute favourite would definitely be the Judge's House, followed by the Dracula's Guest (which is a snippet that had been removed from Dracula).

Other noteworthy tales would also include The Squaw (extremely predictable, but with creepy imagery), The Burial of Rats (the reason for the title is pretty creepy, but lots of plus points for being the most action packed, since it features a...more
Shawn Fairweather
What is fascinating to me are the literary differences and evolution of the horror genre over the years. In the glory days of Hollywood of the 40's and 50's horror films were often campy and in a sense non-risky. There were some underground films that were buried for many years such as 2000 Maniacs or Dementia 13 that emerged in the 60's that took some real risks in terms of gore and terror, but for the most part, the genre was timid. After reading Stokers collective work here, his usage of terr...more
Oct 11, 2011 Alexander rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of "Dracula" and other vampire legends, Fans of the macabre
Bram Stoker's collection of short stories is overall a good read, though it gets quite tedious in spots because of his love of going into descriptions of settings and moods and whatnot for page upon page upon page. One can argue that this is just a product of the age that it was written in (take into consideration their thought processes and speaking styles, etc.) Because of this, conversations that, by today's standards, would be confined to few paragraphs stretch on for the span of an entire c...more
Dracula's Guest is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker which includes: Dracula's Guest The Judge's House The Gipsy Prophecy The Coming of Abel Behenna The Burial of the Rats A Dream of Red Hands Crooken Sands and The Secret of Growing Old. In Dracula's guest you follow a young Englishman who is in a town and on Walpurgis Night leaves his carriage to wander off and see an abandoned village. The village was deemed unholy which sparked his interest to begin with. While there he sees a tomb...more
Dracula's Guest is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker which includes: Dracula's Guest The Judge's House The Gipsy Prophecy The Coming of Abel Behenna The Burial of the Rats A Dream of Red Hands Crooken Sands and The Secret of Growing Old. In Dracula's guest you follow a young Englishman who is in a town and on Walpurgis Night leaves his carriage to wander off and see an abandoned village. The village was deemed unholy which sparked his interest to begin with. While there he sees a tomb...more
Laura Morrigan
I would definitely recommend getting a lightly annotated or footnoted edition of this book, such as this one. Stoker makes reference to many interesting scientific and historical facts and studies such as mesmerism, the Hellgate explosion, the Philosopher's Stone, genus and species, Voodoo, etc. and it is good to have an explanation and reference for those you may not be familiar with.

The book consists of a series of (mostly) Gothic short stories and the novella, The Lair of the White Worm.

Aug 22, 2014 Jennifer rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: horror
...It was cut off from the original story and made into a short by the publishers. But in my opinion this was the FINEST Dracula tale I have read. I was not so big on the full length one. I thought it lacked plenty of the suspense and horror that the short story had.The tale is about an Englishman on a visit to Munich before leaving to Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the hotelier's warning to not return so late, the Englishman who I can only assume as Jonathan Harker (the ta...more
L.M. Smith
I must begin this review by illustrating two points which will give my audience a better understanding of what will follow. The first of these is that I am not an avid fan of classical literature. I enjoy it, from time to time, when the occasion strikes and even then, and only then, if the story is something exceptional. The second point to bear is that I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of short stories and compilations. I am an immersible reader who enjoys spending days on end with a single...more
Laura Greenwood
Review posted July 29th on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

This review is just for Bram Stoker's short story, Dracula's Guest and not the other 'weird stories'. Also this review will be shorter than my normal reviews as the book is only 20 pages long (and I wouldn't want to risk the review being longer than that!)

Dracula's Guest follows the night time adventures of a man revealed to be the guest of Dracula, and protected by him. After abandoning his coach, he stumbles across a cursed vil...more
This book is made up of a variety of short stories and one chapter that was left of out Dracula as the final book was too long. Most of the stories and brilliantly gruesome, and full of terror – all kinds: psychological, fear of death or just the good-old fashioned supernatural kind – but all are of different characters and places, who all face different horrors.
I liked the stories a lot, but I really preferred Bram Stoker’s original, Dracula, probably because I like to know more about the chara...more
Ryan Zimmerman Carstairs
Story Ratings:
Dracula's Guest - *** (not bad... not great either)
The Judges House - **** (I like a good rats in the walls story)
The Squaw - *** (If the cat had lived I would have given it a 4)
The Secret of Growing Gold - ** (Poor copy of the Tell Tell Heart)
The Gypsy Prophecy - ***(The Prophecy was true... and misinterpreted)
The Coming of Abel Behenna - ** (Meh!)
The Burial of the Rats - ** (Also Meh!)
A Dream of Red Hands - *** (Not bad)
Crooken Sands - ** (Another Meh!)

Overall - Meh!
International Cat Lady
I was incredibly disappointed by this collection of short stories, written by Bram Stoker and published by his wife after his death. Dracula is one of my favorite books, and has been for years. The story 'Dracula's Guest' was interesting (I enjoyed seeing what had been chopped from Dracula by Stoker's publisher), but I really couldn't get into any of the other stories at all. Some just seemed too shallow (they would've made decent stories had they been fleshed out a little more), while others we...more
My free goodread book -- thanks!

Whether you proceed to read the book or not, read the introduction. It is both informative and amusing -- oftentimes not an easy task.

Like the introduction, the book is quite informative -- both about the development of vampire writing as well as the authors who pioneered it. The collection reads to me more like a historical treatise. It seems that much of the early works dealing with vampires posed as scientific inquiries rather than stories primarily for enterta...more
Philip Demare
A short anthology of stories that would be right at home in a twilight zone collection and could be attributed to Rod Serling himself if it wasn't for some of the rather archaic prose and all of the protagonists being Victorian Englishmen.
Despite what the title may suggest, Dracula (and no vampires for that matter) does not appear. It is a collection of short stories along with a deleted chapter from the novel Dracula. They were all quite good and sufficiently creepy.
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He was born Abraham Stoker in 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent – then as now called "The Crescent" – in Fairview, a coastal suburb of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker and the feminist Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornely. Stoker was the third of seven children. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Clontarf Church of Ireland parish and attended the parish church (St. John the Baptist lo...more
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“She told me that she did not like the idea of your being in that house all by yourself, and that she thought you took too much strong tea. In fact she wants me to advise you if possible to give up the tea and the very late hours.” 5 likes
“Walpurgis Night, when, according to the belief of millions of people, the devil was abroad - when the graves were opened and the dead came forth and walked. When all evil things of earth and air and water held revel. This very place the driver had specially shunned. This was the depopulated village of centuries ago. This was where the suicide lay; and this was the place where I was, alone - unmanned, shivering with cold in a shroud of snow with a wild storm gathering again upon me! It took all my philosophy, all the religion I had been taught, all my courage, not to collapse in a paroxysm of fright.

(Dracula's Guest)”
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