Dracula s Guest and Other Weird Tales

This collection, comprising Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, a volume of spine-chilling short stories collected and published by Stoker's widow after his death, and The Lair of the White Worm, an intensely intriguing novel of myths, ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141904924

Category: Fiction

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Although Bram Stoker is best known for his world-famous novel Dracula, he also wrote many shorter works on the strange and the macabre. This collection, comprising Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, a volume of spine-chilling short stories collected and published by Stoker's widow after his death, and The Lair of the White Worm, an intensely intriguing novel of myths, legends and unspeakable evil, demonstrate the full range of his horror writing. From the petrifying open tomb in 'Dracula's Guest' to the mental breakdown depicted in 'The Judge's House' and 'Crooken Sands', these terrifying tales of the uncanny explore the boundaries between life and death, known and unknown, animal and human, dream and reality.
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Dracula s Guest and Other Weird Stories

"Dracula's Guest" follows an Englishman on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781633558601

Category: Fiction

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"Dracula's Guest" follows an Englishman on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania.
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This unique collection of Stoker's short fiction provides a feast for those who like to be unnerved as well as entertained.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840225289

Category: Horror tales, English

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On top of the tomb, seemingly driven through the solid marble - for the structure was composed of a few vast blocks of stone - was a great iron spike or stake. On going to the back I saw, graven in great Russian letters: The Dead Travel Fast' In this rich collection of thirteen macabre tales, Bram Stoker, creator of the Gothic masterpiece, Dracula, and one of the greatest exponents of the supernatural narrative, presents us with a weird and chilling variety of unsettling stories. Stoker's dramatic scenarios, from the opening tale of vampires, Dracula's Guest, which was omitted from the final version of Dracula, will thrill and engage the modern reader. In these pages you will encounter the devilishly dangerous haunted room in The Judge's House, the fatalistic tragedy in The Burial of the Rats, the terror of revenge from beyond the grave in The Secret of Growing Gold and the surprising twist in the tail in The Gypsy's Prophecy, amongst other strange and frightening episodes. This unique collection of Stoker's short fiction provides a feast for those who like to be unnerved as well as entertained.
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Dracula s Guest and Other Weird Stories

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.

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Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. Stories include; Dracula's Guest; The Judge's House; The Squaw; The Secret Of The Growing Gold; The Gipsy Prophecy; The Coming Of Abel Behenna; The Burial Of The Rats; A Dream Of Red Hands; and, Crooken Sands.
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Dracula s Guest and Other Weird Stories by Bram Stoker Delphi Classics Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories by Bram Stoker - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Bram Stoker’.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781788772402

Category: Fiction

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories by Bram Stoker - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Bram Stoker’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Stoker includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories by Bram Stoker - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Stoker’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
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Dracula s Guest and Other Weird Stories

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of 9 short stories by Bram Stoker, including the deleted first chapter from the original Dracula manuscript (Dracula's Guest).

Author: Bram Stoker

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ISBN: 9798617779723

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Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of 9 short stories by Bram Stoker, including the deleted first chapter from the original Dracula manuscript (Dracula's Guest). Dracula's Guest follows an unamed Englishman (presumed to be Jonathan Harker) on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania.
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Dracula s Guest

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.It is widely believed that "Dracula's Guest" is actually the deleted first chapter from the ...

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1537505378

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Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death.It is widely believed that "Dracula's Guest" is actually the deleted first chapter from the original Dracula manuscript, which the publisher felt was superfluous to the story. In the preface to the original edition of Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories, Stoker's widow Florence wrote, "To his original list of stories in this book, I have added an hitherto unpublished episode from Dracula. It was originally excised owing to the length of the book, and may prove of interest to the many readers of what is considered my husband's most remarkable work."Dracula's Guest" follows an Englishman (whose name is never mentioned but is presumed to be Jonathan Harker) on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the hotelier's warning to not be late back, the young man later leaves his carriage and wanders toward the direction of an abandoned "unholy" village. As the carriage departs with the frightened and superstitious driver, a tall and thin stranger scares the horses at the crest of a hill. After a few hours, as he reaches a desolate valley, it begins to snow; as a dark storm gathers intensity, the Englishman takes shelter in a grove of cypress and yew trees. The Englishman's location is soon illuminated by moonlight to be a cemetery, and he finds himself before a marble tomb with a large iron stake driven through the roof, the inscription reads: Countess Dolingen of Gratz / in Styria / sought and found death / 1801. Inscribed on the back of the tomb "graven in great Russian letters" is: 'The dead travel fast.' which was an ode to the fable Lenore. The Englishman is disturbed to be in such a place on such a night and as the storm breaks anew, he is forced by pelting hail to shelter in the doorway of the tomb. As he does so, the bronze door of the tomb opens under his weight and a flash of forked lightning shows the interior - and a "beautiful woman with rounded cheeks and red lips, seemingly sleeping on a bier." The force of the following thunder peal throws the Englishman from the doorway (experienced as "being grasped as by the hand of a giant") as another lightning bolt strikes the iron spike, destroying the tomb and the now screaming woman inside.
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Dracula s Guest

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. The same collection has been issued under short titles including simply Dracula's Guest.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539410188

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Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. The same collection has been issued under short titles including simply Dracula's Guest. Meanwhile collections published under Dracula's Guest and longer titles contain different selections of stories. Plot summary "Dracula's Guest" follows an Englishman (whose name is never mentioned but is presumed to be Jonathan Harker) on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the hotelier's warning to not be late back, the young man later leaves his carriage and wanders toward the direction of an abandoned "unholy" village. As the carriage departs with the frightened and superstitious driver, a tall and thin stranger scares the horses at the crest of a hill. After a few hours, as he reaches a desolate valley, it begins to snow; as a dark storm gathers intensity, the Englishman takes shelter in a grove of cypress and yew trees. The Englishman's location is soon illuminated by moonlight to be a cemetery, and he finds himself before a marble tomb with a large iron stake driven through the roof, the inscription reads: Countess Dolingen of Gratz / in Styria / sought and found death / 1801. Inscribed on the back of the tomb "graven in great Russian letters" is: 'The dead travel fast.' which was an ode to the fable Lenore. The Englishman is disturbed to be in such a place on such a night and as the storm breaks anew, he is forced by pelting hail to shelter in the doorway of the tomb. As he does so, the bronze door of the tomb opens under his weight and a flash of forked lightning shows the interior - and a "beautiful woman with rounded cheeks and red lips, seemingly sleeping on a bier." The force of the following thunder peal throws the Englishman from the doorway (experienced as "being grasped as by the hand of a giant") as another lightning bolt strikes the iron spike, destroying the tomb and the now screaming woman inside. The Englishman's troubles are not quite over, as he painfully regains his senses from the ordeal, he is repulsed by a feeling of loathing which he connects to a warm feeling in his chest and a licking at this throat. The Englishman summons courage to peek through his eyelashes and discovers a gigantic wolf with flaming eyes is attending him. Military horsemen are the next to wake the semi-conscious man, chasing the wolf away with torches and guns. Some horsemen return to the main party and Harker after the chase, reporting that they had not found 'him' and that the Englishman's animal is "a wolf - and yet not a wolf." They also note that blood is on the ruined tomb, yet the Englishman's neck is unbloodied. "See comrades, the wolf has been lying on him and keeping his blood warm." Later, the Englishman finds his neck pained when a horseman comments on it. When the Englishman is taken back to his hotel by the men, he is informed that it is none other than his expectant host Dracula that has alerted his employees, the horsemen, of "dangers from snow and wolves and night" in a telegram received by the hotel during the time the Englishman was away.... Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 - 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
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Dracula s Guest

'The very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years.' — Arthur Conan Doyle

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Renard Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781913724030

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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Dracula, Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic vampire story, needs no introduction – a perennial on syllabuses and screens alike, generations have been enchanted and enthralled by the Count from Transylvania. But few of Dracula’s fans have heard of Dracula’s Guest, a short story following – it is thought – Jonathan Harker, as he makes his way to Transylvania, and falls prey to Walpurgis Nacht terrors when he stops off in Munich. Unpublished until after Stoker’s death, when it was collected in a volume of short stories by his widow Florence, who revealed that Stoker had intended for it to be the opening section of his great work, Dracula’s Guest is the missing chapter that will captivate all fans of Stoker’s ‘dangers from snow and wolves and night’. 'The very best story of diablerie which I have read for many years.' — Arthur Conan Doyle
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Dracula s Guest Illustrated

Dracula's Guest is a short story by Bram Stoker and published in the short story collection Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798735952671

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Dracula's Guest is a short story by Bram Stoker and published in the short story collection Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories.
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