'I am Dracula. And I bid you welcome to my house?He is deathly pale. His fingernails are cut to sharp points. His teeth protrude menacingly from his mouth in clouds of rancid breath... Yet even Count Dracula?s unnerving appearance and the frightened reaction of the local peasants fail to warn Jonathan Harker, a young man from England, about his host. Little does Jonathan know that this is a land where babies are snatched for their blood and wolves howl menacingly from the forest, where reality is far more frightening than superstition. What?s more, it?s going to be up to him to stop the world?s most bloodthirsty predator...Includes exclusive material- In the Backstory you can learn all about the strengths and weaknesses of vampires! Vintage Children?s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Bookand Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamasand The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Abraham Stoker was born near Dublin in 1847. He was virtually bedridden with an unidentified illness until the age of seven. After graduating from Trinity College, he followed his father into a career as a civil servant, writing journalism and short stories in his spare time. In 1876 he met the actor Henry Irving and, two years later, became manager of Irving's Lyceum Theatre in London. Stoker met his wife, Florence Balcombe, through Oscar Wilde's parents. He wrote many books, including The Lair of the White Worm (1911), but Dracula (1897) remains his most celebrated. He died in 1912.