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Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales by Bram Stoker, Kate Hebblethwaite - tyruvyvizo.cf
Kate Hebblethwaite Editor. Menacing tales from one of the masters of horror fiction Although Bram Stoker is best known for his world-famous novel Dracula , he also wrote many shorter works on the strange and the macabre. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
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Veronica Safron Yep! Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. It was published as an anthology after Stocker's death by his widow and contained some of his previously published short stories along with an unpublished tale named Dracula's Guest - which was discovered in manuscript form from Bram Stocker's papers in To his original list of stories in this book, I have added an hitherto unpublished episode from Dracula.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.
Not all the short stories in this anthology are equally riveting yet most of the tales in this collection has all elements of good Gothic horror. View 2 comments.
Published posthumously by his wife, the primary in the col As I ventured to end my sojourn into literature that bore tales of the supernatural and with a presage of dread, in an effort to diversify my reading habits, I tread not farther than the writers who had earlier bought me great joy with their superior penmanship. View all 6 comments.
Oct 23, Lara Bookishsolace rated it it was amazing Shelves: own , read-in , classics , horror , gothic , short-stories , fiction. Creepy short stories by the man who brought us Dracula. Paintings come to life, rats run amok, twisted tales of revenge. If you loved Dracula, you will enjoy these short stories.
Read it at night, alone in a poorly lighted room with the wind blowing outside and old branches scratching at the window. Perfectly creepy. The editor apparently decided that the chapter was superfluous to the rest of the book, and cut it. I found the story to be scary and very entertaining. If I have one thing against it, it is that it is too short. But, nonetheless I really enjoyed reading it, and think that you will as well!
Jun 03, Tobin Elliott rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook. Gotta say, I had a fun time with this one. The title story is literally an outtake from Dracula, and, to be honest, likely the weakest of the lot. Stoker breaks out all the classic horror tropes here: rats, unsavoury characters, drafty old houses, all of it.
None of the stories are truly terrifying.
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The intervening years between its publish date and now have seen to that, but the stories are absolutely well-written and enjoyable. Stoker shows he has a deft touch with characters at times, tho Gotta say, I had a fun time with this one. Stoker shows he has a deft touch with characters at times, though I've got to say, his American guy was hilariously over the top. He's also not scared to go for the horror, as far as it goes. Well worth the time, if you have any passing interest in reading something else from the guy that gave us the most popular and enduring vampire in the world.
Jul 30, Jim Leckband rated it liked it. I did not read the novel "The Lair of the White Worm" - only the short stories. And of the short stories "Dracula's Guest" was the dud. Feb 14, Alexander rated it it was ok. These more or less short stories, some of which are not bad, vary in quality. All of them, however, stay well below the example set by Stokers widely known "Dracula" novel.
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By far the longest of them, "The Lair of the White Worm" suffers from quite a number of plot holes, poorly conveyed parts of the story and unnecessary repititions. It felt like the first version you'd hand to your editor, and he'd say: 'Well, dear Bram, this could be a splendid story. If we cut at least one third of the tex These more or less short stories, some of which are not bad, vary in quality. If we cut at least one third of the text and you rewrite half of whatever is left, that is. The 'White Worm' ist most probably a waste of your time.
Feb 09, Trina rated it really liked it Shelves: book-riot-read-harder-chal. A Gipsy Prophecy: Ok that was kind of hilarious! Crooken Sands: It bored me at first, but then it picked up and was pretty creepy! The Crystal Cup: I couldn't really get into it. Might read it again another time. The Chain Of Destiny: Not bad! But not particularly exciting, so wouldn't really recommend it unless you're a HUGE fan of Bram Stoker or literature from around that time. The Dualitists: That was definitely Bram Stoker was sure a creative horror writer! Nov 01, Steve Tannuzzo rated it liked it. Two years after his death in , Bram Stoker's widow published this collection of her late husband's short fiction.
Stoker that was the case. There's nothing Dracula-worthy here, but Two years after his death in , Bram Stoker's widow published this collection of her late husband's short fiction. There's nothing Dracula-worthy here, but there is creepy storytelling throughout. I will say that sensitive readers may take offense at some of the language that may have been deemed acceptable in the late s but might be considered racist or sexist by 21st century standards. Feb 10, Edward rated it really liked it Shelves: own , fiction , 4-star , uk-ireland , bram-stoker.
View 1 comment. Jan 27, PennsyLady Bev rated it really liked it. I found some short stories more interesting than others. They had elements of the supernatural , physical terror and always an unsettling aura. Since Bram Stoker wrote a number of novels and many short stories, I'll search for more. Some great stories in this; the one about the kitten "The Squaw" is eye-squeezingly and shoulder-tensingly horrific, "The Judge's House" left me nervous about being alone in the house, and "A Gipsy Prophecy" and "A Crystal cup" were no less horrific for highly tragic.
Others, like "The Red Stockade", left me more confused than scared, but overall this is a good read. I enjoyed this book; the only reason I didn't give it a higher rating was because one or two of the stores were just kinda blah. But the majority were very interesting and freaky: personal favorite is The Judge's House. Some eerie stories in here. Loved this short story by Bram Stoker. A very tense, scary story that is well-written with a twist I should have seen coming. Oct 05, Rachel rated it did not like it.
I don't really enjoy that sort of dark stuff. I didn't care to finish the book. The first story in this compilation of short tales almost had me giving up on the book, but on looking to the next story I saw that Stoker's style of prose changed, and became an easier read. I thoroughly enjoyed most of the other tales.
One was a bit overkill and gruesome though. The first half of the book or two thirds is given over to tales of horror. Surprisin The first story in this compilation of short tales almost had me giving up on the book, but on looking to the next story I saw that Stoker's style of prose changed, and became an easier read. Surprisingly these tales had a somewhat religious context to them. Over all, with more to be entertained by than frustrated with, I found the compilation a very enjoyable read.
May 06, Richard Cubitt rated it really liked it. Some very good tales here. Too easily dismissed as deathbed ravings. There's a lot to enjoy: Caswall's obsession with his Kite, the confrontation between Oolanger, Adam, and Lady Arabella, and Caswall's ruminations over and sleep-opening of Me Some very good tales here. There's a lot to enjoy: Caswall's obsession with his Kite, the confrontation between Oolanger, Adam, and Lady Arabella, and Caswall's ruminations over and sleep-opening of Mesmer's chest.
Oct 03, Brianna Carosi rated it it was ok. I read this really for just the short story Dracula's guest but there are a few other short stories included. I enjoy a few of them, but there is something very repetitive of the stories so at point I found myself getting very board. It's a classic and it's a little macabre. I think maybe if I read one story at a time and then read something else inbetween I would have liked it better.
Good collection of Bram Stoker's short stories. Jun 01, The rockabilly werewolf from Mars. Bram Stoker's fiction is very mixed in quality. Oct 13, mel toland rated it it was amazing. A good collection of Stokers finest works of gothic horror. A great addition to ones reading this Halloween season. Jun 21, Pooneh rated it liked it. WOW in some stories, It almost scared the hell out of me.
Mar 19, Annipanni rated it did not like it. Very silly and predictable. Dracula's Guest and The Judge's House are both delightfully creepy tales. All the other short stories in the book unfortunately range from not very good to forgettable. Mar 09, Steve Browne rated it really liked it Shelves: horror. I enjoyed these Tales from the Crypt style stories, each 30 minutes and varied. My favorite was "The Squaw" because it featured a cat getting revenge on a pushy and loud American tourist. Nov 15, Rebecca Adams rated it really liked it. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that Thanks for lunch!
You have ended my four day long hunt!
God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye gbcbgfdadddd. I would love to hear a tale told by the two aforementioned women as I'm sure the duo's aptitude for accents would do justice to any novel.