Illustrated adaptations of well-known stories, designed to offer young readers an exciting and accessible introduction to the classics.
Driven out of his castle in Transylvania by his thirst for human blood,
Dracula roams the streets of London by night, searching for fresh victims.
Professor Van Helsing and his friends vow to stop him,
but will they be a match for Dracula's supernatural powers
Adapted by Mick Gowar from the original novel by Bram Stoker.
A series of adaptations of well-known stories, designed to introduce young readers to the classics. Divided into short chapters and illustrated with modern black and white artwork, each title will offer the reader an accessible and exciting read.
Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Abraham 'Bram' Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland. He spent most of his early years bed-ridden with an unknown illness, but later made a full recovery. After being educated in a private school Stoker attended Trinity College, Dublin from 1864 to 1870 and graduated with honours as a B.A. in Mathematics. His interest in theatre led him to become a theatre critic for the Dublin Evening Mail. Although Stoker is best known today as the author of the 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula, during his lifetime he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. After suffering from a number of strokes, Stoker died in April 1912. The Bram Stoker Award is named in his honour and is given in recognition of "superior achievement" in horror writing.
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