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Classic Thrillers: Bram Stoker's Dracula/Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  488 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
DraculaWe have all grown up under the shadow of the elegant Count, at once an attractive, brutal and erotic creature of the night. This classic horror story expressing the most persistent nightmare of the human condition, is brought to life by a skilled and imaginative cast, coupled with authentic 'monster music', from the golden age of 1940s horror movies, a 'Dracula' bal ...more
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Published September 1st 2001 by Naxos Audiobooks (first published 1897)
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Camila Rodríguez Q
All I want to say is that although this is the second time I read Frankenstein, it never fails at making me feel emotions such as rage, sadness, love. This is the only book which has made me cry.
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars (for Frankenstein).
Philip Battle
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A re-read for me; I remember reading this book in my mid twenties, but appreciated it more this time round. The Victorian era was certainly the high watermark of British literature and storytelling. In this book we have two classic horror novels, which in my opinion neither film or TV adaptation has ever fully done justice to the books. Indeed, the written word of Dracula in particular, has at times, been totally forgotten in modern screenplays. These are as the title states two "Classics of Hor ...more
Jos Langehuis
I just rated the stories with three stars and I am already starting to feel guilty. There are the classics, the modern variations might be a better read in the 21st century, but they would never have been written if Dracula and Frankenstein had never existed. So please take your time and give it a chance. The classics deserve it.
P.S. Winn
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You have to grab these stories in the hardcover version to keep on your must read book shelf.
Michael Picot
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fiction
I struggled between three stars and four stars with these two books. Considering that they were written in the 19th century, and I don't read many novels from the 19th century, I have a feeling they were excellent novels in their time. But, given the context of the 21st century and the evolution of writing during that time, especially in the horror and science fiction drama, specifically the horror novels that I've read, these two would be more of a three star rating. Don't get me wrong, I think ...more
Jewel Allen
Jan 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Frankenstein first. This book I'd rate two stars. Slow start, but the fifth chapter was as good as promised. Terrifying premise, and very real. And then some of the later chapters switched to philosophical treatise, which wasn't as interesting. I skipped over a lot of those. The story of how this novel evolved was the amazing part; the author was only 18/19, Lord Byron challenged her and other writers to write a horror story, and she had this dream.

The four stars of this review was really
Jamie Pinkerton
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is for Dracula only. I'd rather save Frank for another day when I'm feeling this genre. I really loved the story. It was suspenseful and wonderfully written. I loved how Dracula was so gentlemanly and accommodating to Mr. Harker in the beginning of his stay at the castle. It was almost hard to see him as the villain. It was somewhat annoying though that Van Helsing seemed to go from a respected Dr. to a bit of a drama queen.

Dec 5-6 2017
so I finally read started a bit slow
Oct 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookclub, own
Even though I didn't love either book that much I loved that they were combined in one volume here. The two books are just meant to be together.
Marlove Galicia
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Both classics for very good reasons, these books should be read especially by people who are familiar with the stories only from the movies.
Mercedes Harris
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Dracula much more than Frankenstein. Frankenstein was a slow start and a pretty quick wrapped up ending.
Yadav Prasanth
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Exaggerating and Thrilling and suspense Murdery ...
Jun 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just reading Frankenstein
Somer Schaffer
I didn't read Frankenstein, too much of the same context and genre for me. Sometime I'll get to Shelley's book, but right now I need some modern romance.
Sep 14, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Read dracula first, finished it on Dec 1 2008.
Started reading Frankenstein October 2011 and am now about half way done with it.
Oct 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I plan to read only the Dracula portion of this book at this time.
Marts  (Thinker)
Jul 31, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, horror
Two classic horror stories merged into one book, i don't think modern horror could touch these two.
i want read this book very much
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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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