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Dracula's Precursors: The Mysterious Stranger & Other Stories

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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
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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.
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