Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula

Bram Stoker (Author) Valdimar Ásmundsson (Author)
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Product Details

$29.95  $27.55
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
February 07, 2017
7.5 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 1.76 pounds
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About the Author

Born in Ireland in 1847, Bram Stoker studied mathematics at Dublin's Trinity College and embarked on his longtime role as an assistant to actor Sir Henry Irving in the 1870s. He also began carving out a second career as a writer, publishing his first novel, The Primrose Path, in 1875. Stoker published his most famous work, Dracula, in 1897, though he died before the fictional vampire would achieve widespread popularity though numerous film and literary adaptations in the 20th century.


Our familiar, beloved count has a wintry doppelgänger, thanks to this strange, pleasing curiosity of a book.
This early translation of Bram Stoker's landmark novel, translated into English for the first time, provides an illuminating look at an act of literary interpretation . . . De Roos's abundant annotations are insightful, and the translation, although pulpier than Stoker's original, is a fascinating gloss on a literary classic.
Powers of Darkness is an incredible discovery that serves as a return to form for the vampire story, giving the Count and his famous Transylvanian castle centre stage once more, and scaring us all senseless in the process.
A completely new look at this classic text that fans of the book and genre won't want to miss.
Powers of Darkness is an entertaining story and during the read, it is easy to forget what it's supposed to be--a translation--and think of it as an entirely new novel . . . to quote from the original: 'There are mysteries men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.' Powers of Darkness does exactly that, while offering new mysteries in their place.--Toni V. Sweeney