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by Bram Stoker
Think straight-up horror was Bram Stoker's only gig? Think again. In The Man, the renowned author of Dracula delves into lush Gothic romance. This tale brings the mystery and intrigue that still delights readers of Dracula into the realm of romance, and will disappoint neither Stoker enthusiasts nor fans of the romantic genre.
Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 22nd 2006 by Echo Library
(first published 1905)
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Thoroughly impressed by Stoker’s writing in Dracula, I wanted to see how it carried over in work of a different sort. This book, rarely reviewed or described online, seemed a good choice where nobody else’s perceptions influenced mine. We meet lovely teenager Stephen (her father wanted a boy…) and Harold, approaching manhood, at the outset. We’re to find out about their lives from their births to adulthood. They are beautifully drawn characters, almost too perfect each physically and in terms of ...more
THE MAN is not an outstanding book but has its own charm in the descriptions and the character. after reading DRACULA , i had great expectations of a good story line but it turned out to be just average. The only thing that makes it worth a read , is the distinct nature of the character and the impact they have on the reader. Bram Stoker shows his feminist views with the character Stephen.for a man to create a strong feminist character like Stephen quite amuses me. the best part about stoker's w ...more
Calling this "a rare novel of fear" is a bit misleading: there are some tense moments, but not enough to qualify the book as a mystery or even really a thriller. It's a bit of a hybrid work, falling more on the side of Stoker's romances (like The Snake's Pass and Lady Athelyne) but even then not quite as cloying or over-written. It might best be called a treatise on the "new woman" of the early 1900's that Stoker was intrigued by and populated his novels with even as he struggled to understand a ...more
E' il primo libro che leggo di Stoker, malgrado conoscessi l'autore per il suo famosissimo Dracula, nn sapevo nulla del suo modo di scrivere né cosa aspettarmi da questo romanzo che immaginavo molto più protofemminista di quanto in realtà nn sia. Ne L’uomo la protagonista è una giovanne donna, Stephen, nome maschile di tutti i primogeniti della sua famiglia. Il padre desiderava un erede maschio e la madre, morendo di parto, si fece promettere di averne cura come fosse il bimbo tanto atteso.
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I would've never guessed this was a Bram Stoker novel, especially one written after Dracula. [A bit of a spoiler here, but not really.] The plot is rather predictable and irritating in the manner of certain 18th-century novels: a minor misunderstanding separates the hero from the heroine, who are clearly meant to be together, for the bulk of the novel, and convention and fear of offending each other prevent them from getting back together until the very last moment. I wanted to slap both of them ...more
Another great book by Bram Stoker! This book was a lot different than the first two Stoker books that I read: Dracula and Jewel of Seven Stars, but nonetheless is was written in the same style that makes his other books so hard to put down. The ending was a bit predictable, but I didn't mind that too much.
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 ...moreMore about Bram Stoker...