Tag: Dracula

Hollywood Gothic The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen [Audiobook]


Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen (Audiobook)
English | October 04, 2022 | ASIN: B0BGJNRKS6 | [email protected] kbps | 10h 4m | 549 MB
Author and Narrator: David J. Skal
The primal image of the black-caped vampire Dracula has become an indelible fixture of the modern imagination. It’s recognition factor rivals, in its own perverse way, the familiarity of Santa Claus. Most of us can recite without prompting the salient characteristics of the vampire: sleeping by day in its coffin, rising at dusk to feed on the blood of the living; the ability to shapeshift into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wooden stake through the heart or a shaft of sunlight.

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Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker


Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
English | [email protected] kbps | 32 min | 45.3 MB
This story coincides with April 30, or May Day’s Eve, when it was held that witches met on the Brocken mountain and kept communion with the Devil. It is named after St. Walburga, and English nun who helped convert Germans to Christianity in the 8th century. Her feast day coincides with an ancient pagan festival, whose rites were intended to give protection against witchcraft. Stoker originally wrote this story to be included in his novel, Dracula, but the editor struck it from the original work. Dracula’s Guest was published posthumously, being the title of a collection of short stories of similar gothic horror.

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