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Beyond Heaving Bosoms Reads > 0310–Classic(BONUS): Dracula, Bram Stoker

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message 1: by Melody (new)

Melody (melos) The beginnings of PNR? Quite possibly.

Our BHB authors note that prior to Stoker's introduction of the "suave" Count Dracula vampires were portrayed as major nasties. Add another hundred years and the vampires of our day cause swoons of lust (BHB, 112).

Can we consider Dracula a romance? How does this story compare/contrast with our Old Skool titles? And what do we take away from this tale as romance readers?

Dare to compare this title with our paranormal pick this month, Vampire Viscount, and its Regency era vampire love story.


message 2: by FlibBityFLooB (last edited Feb 25, 2010 06:17PM) (new)

FlibBityFLooB Dracula (Penguin Classics) by Bram Stoker

Average rating on goodreads: 3.85

Description on goodreads:
"The aristocratic vampire that haunts the Transylvanian countryside has captivated readers' imaginations since it was first published in 1897. Hindle asserts that Dracula depicts an embattled man's struggle to recover his "deepest sense of himself as a man", making it the "ultimate terror myth"

Read it online for free:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/345 at Project Gutenberg


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments I own this but have never read it.


message 4: by ~Sara~ (new)

~Sara~ | 659 comments I haven't read this since high school. I'm definitely ready for a reread.


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