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by Bram Stoker
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Genre Fiction
  • Author:
    Bram Stoker
  • ISBN:
    0881845019
  • ISBN13:
    978-0881845013
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  • Publisher:
    Running Press; First Edition edition (January 26, 1993)
  • Subcategory:
    Genre Fiction
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. Produced by Sue Asscher. HTML version by Al Haines. All at once the gates of Sleep were thrown wide open, and my wakingears took in the cause of the disturbing sounds. Waking existence isprosaic enough-there was somebody knocking and ringing at someone'sstreet door.

Thesurface was almost that of a jewel. The colour grew lighter as itrose, with gradation so fine as to be imperceptible, changing to a fineyellow almost of the colour of "mandarin" china

Thesurface was almost that of a jewel. The colour grew lighter as itrose, with gradation so fine as to be imperceptible, changing to a fineyellow almost of the colour of "mandarin" china. It was quite unlikeanything I had ever seen, and did not resemble any stone or gem that Iknew.

It seemed to flash and. blaze as he putit in its place.

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was Bram Stoker's eighth novel. The publishers felt that the original ending of the book was too disturbing and asked Stoker to rewrite it. This novel, along with The Lair of The White Worm, is one of his most famous after Dracula. The novel is a horror story about attempt to resurrect an Egyptian queen. It was first published in the UK in 1903 by William Heinemann, London.

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. To Eleanor and Constance Hoyt

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. To Eleanor and Constance Hoyt. Chapter I. A Summons in the Night. It all seemed so real that I could hardly imagine that it had ever occurred before; and yet each episode came, not as a fresh step in the logic of things, but as something expected. It is in such a wise that memory plays its pranks for good or ill; for pleasure or pain; for weal or woe. It is thus that life is bittersweet, and that which has been done becomes eternal. Again, the light skiff,.

The story is a first-person narrative of a young man pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. It explores common fin de siècle themes such as imperialism, the rise of the New Woman and feminism, and societal progress.

Bram Stoker (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0881845013. Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This is a seemingly complete collection of Bram Stoker's works with an active TOC. Those who know Stoker only through his vampire classic DRACULA will discover even more mysteries and supernatural chills in his other novels and short stories - just don't expect to find another DRACULA among them. There's a qualitative reason why that novel rises above the others, though a few of those others do come close.

An Egyptologist, attempting to raise from the dead the mummy of Tera, an ancient Egyptian queen, finds a fabulous gem and is stricken senseless by an unknown force. Amid bloody and eerie scenes, his daughter is possessed by Tera's soul, and her fate depends upon bringing Tera's mummified body to life.

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This is a seemingly complete collection of Bram Stoker's works with an active TOC. Those who know Stoker only through his vampire classic DRACULA will discover even more mysteries and supernatural chills in his other novels and short stories -- just don't expect to find another DRACULA among them. There's a qualitative reason why that novel rises above the others, though a few of those others do come close. Old-fashioned and melodramatic though they might be, they are quite entertaining, and the best of them convey an eerie atmosphere of suspense and growing terror that triumphs over any plot defects they may have. THE JEWEL OF SEVEN STARS, (to name but one) is a good example of this. A mystical and metaphysical mummy novel, it was written in 1903 but reissued in 1912 with a DIFFERENT endng; that second one is used here. Neither the old or the new ending is quite satisfactory; indeed, each is something of an enigmatic disappointment. But the brooding atmosphere of malevolence that incrementally increases from beginning to (whichever) end is terrific in every sense of the word. The same can be said for THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, though it is less satisfactory than JEWEL. (By the way, both of those books were made into less-than-great movies.)

In pre-Kindle days, it would have been extremely difficult (if not impossible) to gather all these Stoker works -- and very expensive. So horror fans and Stoker fans alike should greatly enjoy this bundle from e-artnow.

Two quibbles: (1) Though the left margin is justified, the right is not; I prefer both sides of a page/screen to be justified. (2) THE JEWEL OF SEVEN STARS used here (as mentioned above) is the 1912 version with 19 chapters and a revised, slightly less-dark conclusion (often dubiously referred to as the "happy ending"). The original 1903 version had 20 chapters; its chapter 16 (here omitted) was titled "Powers -- Old and New." (It also had the so-called "sad ending.") The new version was issued shortly before Stoker's death, so there is some question as to the level of his personal involvement with it (if any); the ending MIGHT have been written by someone else. About the earlier one, however, there is no such doubt, so it is the one I prefer and wish had been used here. (Some earlier ebook collections of Stoker's works, such as two good ones from Delphi and from Di Lernia, which you may wish to also examine, provide BOTH versions making it fun to compare. The text in both is also left & right justified.) Still, all quibbles aside, this is still a great set to consider. But whichever set you decide upon (Delphi, Di Lernia, or e-artnow), you will not be disappointed by Stoker.
furious ox
I would be most uncomfortable wearing the clothes fashionable at the time this was written and find myself also uncomfortable with the writing styles of the time. I keep wanting to say, "Get on with it, man!" But I keep reading because they told some really good stories. And because I have the same comment for modern authors.

This is a good story; a little far fetched, perhaps. And because it so obviously influenced subsequent books and movies, you will see much of the plot coming a mile or so off. I much preferred the original ending which you can read online.

I read the Kindle version and it was formatted OK.
Shaktizragore
This is the revised 1904 text with a totally rewritten and seriously compromised ending. Try to track down the original version somewhere, though be warned, that conclusion is far darker.
White_Nigga
None of Stoker's other works can match "Dracula," but this one is pretty darn good. Great atmosphere, and the plot's faults (a little cluttered and repetitive) can be seen as strengthening the presence of the house itself, shut up and cluttered with Egyptian relics as it is. The ending is equivocal, but, I thought, very satisfying -- I won't give anything away but I believe you have to think twice to understand what really happened, more like Henry James than typical Bram Stoker.
digytal soul
Very slow in parts. It says original ending, I don't believe it, Very short abrupt ending, no suspense, no chills, nothing!!!
Marilore
A HIDDEN TREASURE...Bram Stoker's "Dracula", is a true classic. But this book is hardly known. It's a good one though. Excellent story line and, of course, Stoker's prose. Get it!
Ylonean
This is not the unabridged version of Stoker's Classic but rather a later edition that is abridged and revised.
Famous for his novel Dracula this novel by Bram Stoker is not so popular. It's a great story though not as fast paced as Dracula or as spooky.