Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Dracula's Precursors: The Mysterious Stranger & Other Stories” as Want to Read:
Dracula's Precursors: The Mysterious Stranger & Other Stories
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Dracula's Precursors: The Mysterious Stranger & Other Stories

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
The Mysterious Stranger," an anonymous tale originally published in German in 1823 and translated into English soon after, is the earliest vampire story with many of the elements that later found their way into Bram Stoker's Dracula: a Carpathian Mountains setting, an aristocratic vampire who sleeps in a coffin in a ruined crypt by day and has dominion over wolves, a young ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Rescript Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Dracula's Precursors, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Dracula's Precursors

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-8)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mar 15, 2016 Tim rated it liked it
Shelves: carpool-book, fantasy
These are not the better known influences on Stoker's "Dracula" -- such as Polidori's "The Vampyre" or Le Fanu's "Carmilla" -- but surely the lesser known ones. A vacationing family meets an odd knight near a ruined castle. A ruthless baron's persecution of a young woman rebounds upon him. An art student studying a rare fresco under a church begins to suspect something hopes to leave with him.

Rarely frightening, but entertaining and quite different than the usual post-Dracula fare.
Cary rated it it was amazing
Oct 26, 2014
Adrian added it
Dec 02, 2012
G.R. marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2014
Barbara marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2015
Darth Fierce
Darth Fierce marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2015
Brandon marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Books can be attributed to "Anonymous" for several reasons:

* They are officially published under that name
* They are traditional stories not attributed to a specific author
* They are religious texts not generally attributed to a specific author

Books whose authorship is merely uncertain should be attributed to Unknown.
More about Anonymous...

Share This Book