This highly enjoyable compilation of three of Bram Stoker's lesser-known novels shows the author's talent for supernatural horror turning away from Transylvanian counts and toward Egyptian mummy queens, mysterious women in shrouds, and giant white snake-like creatures. Stoker scholar Stephen Jones, who edited the volume, contributes an informative introduction that delves deep into Stoker's life and his inspiration for Dracula, the author's sole commercial success. Performer Robin Sachs' smooth baritone and delightful British accent is perfectly suited to Stoker's refined horror, at times lending the audiobook the feel of a tale told round a campfire. The Lost Novels are sure to be treat for Stoker's many fans.
A new compilation of Bram Stoker's cult vampire novels for the 100th anniversary of his death.
This delightful new compilation of Bram Stoker's cult classics will be sure to satisfy any lover of vampire fiction, from Dracula to Twilight. All three novels were published after Dracula debuted in 1897. They flirt with vampirism, horror, and human folly in the best Gothic tradition - all attempts to duplicate Stoker's only success.
Included in this anthology are:
The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903), a tale about an archaeologist's dangerous plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. The book caused a controversy upon publication for what readers called its "gruesome ending". His publisher refused to republish the book until Stoker revised it. The Lost Novels of Bram Stoker includes both the original ending and the lighter, more commercial version.
The Lady of the Shroud (1909), a classic example of early science fiction, although it remains one of his more obscure works. Beginning with a stunning sequence that finds a mysterious lady in a small coffin floating off the coast of a fictional country in the Balkan Peninsula, and beguiling the reader with a beautiful lady in a white shroud who may or may not be undead, this is a not-to-be-missed vampire tale!
The Lair of the White Worm (1911), a camp-horror tale from an acknowledged master of the genre. The great white worm slithers below, seeking its next victim....
©2012 Skyhorse Publishing. Preface and Introductions copyright Stephen Jones 2012 (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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