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Dracula's Guest
Dracula's Guest | Bram Stoker
21 posts | 16 read | 17 to read
"Dracula's Guest" follows an Englishman (whose name is never mentioned but is presumed to be Jonathan Harker) on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the hotelier's warning to not be late back, the young man later leaves his carriage and wanders toward the direction of an abandoned "unholy" village. As the carriage departs with the frightened and superstitious driver, a tall and thin stranger scares the horses at the crest of a hill. Upon reaching a desolate valley after a few hours, it begins to snow and as a dark storm gathers intensity, the Englishman takes shelter in a grove of cypress and yew trees. The Englishman's location is soon illuminated by moonlight to be a cemetery, and he finds himself before a marble tomb with a large iron stake driven through the roof, the inscription reads: Countess Dolingen of Gratz / in Styria / sought and found death / 1801. Inscribed on the back of the tomb "graven in great Russian letters" is: The dead travel fast. The Englishman is disturbed to be in such a place on such a night and as the storm breaks anew, he is forced by hail to shelter in the doorway of the tomb. As the Englishman avoids the pelting hail, the bronze door of the tomb opens under his weight and a flash of forked lightning shows the interior - and a "beautiful woman with rounded cheeks and red lips, seemingly sleeping on a bier". The force of the following thunder peal throws the Englishman from the doorway (experienced as "being grasped as by the hand of a giant") as another lightning bolt strikes the iron spike, destroying the tomb and the now screaming woman inside.
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Mitch
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Anyone else watching the BBC new adaptation of Dracula? It‘s good - but weird!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ct0k/dracula-series-1-2-blood-vessel

veritysalter I can‘t stand waiting for an episode, so I‘m saving them for tomorrow and then watching all three. 2mo
AmyG Oooo. Looks good. 2mo
wanderinglynn No, but I‘m going to add it to my list! 2mo
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Mitch @veritysalter it‘s pretty intense! But then I‘m squeamish with horror! 😩 2mo
Nute No. I didn‘t know about it, but I‘ll be on the lookout for it now. 2mo
Fridameetslucy I don‘t read horror but I did read a lot of folklore about vampires for a lecture years ago. Nearly all of the stories coincided with epidemics and times if sudden inexplicable illness. (Interesting fact) 2mo
Mitch @Fridameetslucy 🧐👍🏼 2mo
Bookwomble Got it recorded to view later. It looks promising... 2mo
Dan_1988 I watched the first two this evening, and going to watch the third tomorrow. I really enjoyed it 2mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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A little #audioknitting before bed. Harpy wants me to stop right now. 🐱
#twelvedaysofknitmasmkal

LauraJ Sweetie! 🖤 2mo
Tamra 😻 2mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Also check out my blood center's pun game 💉🧛‍♀️

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jb72
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#scarathlon #teamstoker #dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Jewel of Seven Stars
The Judge‘s House
The Lady of the Shroud
The Burial of the Rats
The Squaw

SumisBooks Fantastic my dear 70 points for you!!! 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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Kndavis56
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This is my Dracula posing with a Dracula graphic novel I got for my niece. Trying to start her off right. #dracula

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JazzFeathers
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Don't they look like two brothers? 😆
Bought Dracula for the #DraculaBuddyRead but as of today l haven't read a word.
October is always busy at work, but this year is particularly crazy. It has sucked up all my time. I'm so behind with everything l'm reading.
Don't think l'll managed to read it 😑

Tamra Beauties 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Vampires are one of the few things I WON‘T read about (for similar reasons I won‘t drink tomato juice.)
#ChillingPhotoChallenge #screamathlon

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Melismatic
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Woo hoo - I‘m #TeamStoker! So excited for the #Scarathlon ! Halloween is my fave time of year!

There‘s still time to join! Follow the hashtag!
@TheReadingMermaid @Clwojick

SumisBooks 😘😘 5mo
Clwojick Woohoo! I‘m glad you‘re looking forward to it as much as we are! 5mo
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JazzFeathers
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@TheReadingMermaid #DraculaBuddyRead

I've been meaning to read Dracula forever. This might just be the time.
And not the first time Litsy would make me read a classic 'l've been meaning to read forever' 😆

BookwormAHN I haven't read it in forever, so I'm definitely rereading it. But I know what you mean. There are a number of books I wouldn't have normally read if not for Litsy 👻 5mo
Soubhiville Me too! I‘m not sure why I never read this, but I‘m looking forward to joining the buddy read 🙂 5mo
SumisBooks So glad I can get you to read a classic 😉 this is one that definitely should be red ❤️🧛🏻‍♂️❤️ 5mo
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JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN True, eh? That's why l love this community 😁 5mo
JazzFeathers @Soubhiville Can't wait to read the real thing. I've read quite a few classics that really surprised me. 5mo
JazzFeathers @TheReadingMermaid Can't wait 😁 5mo
JazzFeathers Hi @TheReadingMermaid Is there a schedule for this, or we go at our own pace? 5mo
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brit91
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Dracula had it right!🤣🤣

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brit91
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😂🤣😛😜😝🤪

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Pamdelions
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Dracula's Guest was referenced in the author's notes, in Dracul, so I thought I would check it out. It was removed from the original novel (Dracula) by the editor. It's a creepy little story. I did enjoy it, but I think it would have done better in its original place in Dracula, rather than as a stand alone story.
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#dracula #horror #classics #vampire #shortstories

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Gina
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I bow to the gothic trio of my nightmares. Thank you sirs. I haven't slept in years...

BookishMarginalia Cool shirt! 13mo
Gina @BookishMarginalia I know RIGHT! I really need a 2nd job!! 13mo
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MiraMonroe
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☠️ Hum...I don‘t read super scary, but I really loved Bram Stokers Dracula.
🎃 The Shining freaked me out as a kid-still get the chills about it. I‘m a mild scare factor person & loved Aliens so if it‘s on TV I‘m watching it.
🍁 The cool down of the weather. My birthday. Costumes & Halloween! Pumpkin everything - lattes, pies, etc...
📚 Paper Towns - John Green hated it

Thanks #spookyautumn @Joy0201 for the tag
Come play along @Wonderwoman89

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brianna.g
Dracula's Guest | Bram Stoker
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I enjoyed the book, it was a good read but it can be confusing at times

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aliasNayNay
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Book mail....love the Word Cloud Classics, they are beautiful books!

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kezzlou85
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#BOOKISHWOULDYOURATHER @Kalalalatja
1: dinner with Dracula
2: Grammatical error.
3: visually.
4: dog ear but I'd hate doing it.
5: serial killer

Kalalalatja 👏👏 2y
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BookwormAHN
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🎃Dracula
🎃tear
🎃visually
🎃dog-ear
🎃serial killer
#bookishwouldyourather @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja 👏👏 2y
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Gina
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Because it just isn't Halloween without a picture of Bela Lugosi to enjoy.

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JordanGraft
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My Halloween costume a few years ago! The colored contacts were really fun. #fangsoutfriday #hallowreads #costume

@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads

Booksndogs There‘s beauty in simplicity. Consider this idea stolen! 2y
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