Essex: Desert Island Books, 1998.
Hardcover. 8 3/4" X 5 5/8". 512pp. Mild edge and cover wear to unclipped dust jacket featuring art by Bruce Wightman. Purple cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Bumping to extremities, binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable copy of leading Dracula authority Clive Leatherdale's extensively annotated edition of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Dracula Unearthed takes the lid off Stoker's most famous novel. With the aid of 3,400 textual endnotes and annotations, new light is shed on its sources, characters and structure.
Stoker never went to Transylvania, so how could he describe it so graphically? Prior to Dracula, he had never written about vampires, so how could he make them so believable? Contemporary critics seemed oblivious to Dracula's sexual undercurrents, so how did he disguise its eroticism?
These and many other questions are investigated in the most detailed annotated edition of Dracula yet undertaken. Very good / very good. Item #6415