London: William Rider & Son, Limited, Cathedral House, Paternoster Row E.C., 1913. Tenth Edition. Octavo, original red cloth decorated and titled in blind on front cover, decorated in blind and titled in gilt on spine panel. viii + 404 + 4 pp publisher's ads at rear, including a full page list of WORKS BY THE LATE BRAM STOKER. Originally issued by Archibald Constable in 1897, with subsequent reprints by them up until the eigth edition of 1904. William Rider & Son took over publication in April 1912 with the completely reset Ninth Edition; this is the second printing of this new edition - the 'Tenth Edition' - of 1913. Spine panel faintly tanned but still bright with clear bright gilt, one tiny bump and faint wear to spine tips; a few minor internal stains to text. A very good, attractive copy. Item #311995
¶ The most famous and influential of all vampire novels. "Although it is based in part on the crude VARNEY, THE VAMPIRE and the superior Carmilla by LeFanu, Dracula remains the definitive treatment of the classical vampire, a work of great imagination and conviction. While it is generally conceded that it has technical weaknesses - wooden characters, sentimental writing, needless complexity - its virtues overweigh its flaws and it is one of the great classics of supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction (1983); item 1546.
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