|Title:||Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of " Dracula " (Phoenix Giants)|
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|Category:||Arts and Literature|
|Publisher:||Weidenfeld & Nicolson History; New Ed edition (1997)|
The upshot of "Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Man Who Wrote Dracula" is that Bram Stoker was a modest, hardworking man, exceedingly courteous even by Victorian standards, whose tireless work for Henry Irving was acknowledged by many but unappreciated and unrewarded by Irving himself. Stoker's genial but reserved manner harbored passionate, worshipful emotions toward his heroes, invariably men of power with larger-than-life personalities. Belford draws an occasional parallel between persons in Bram Stoker's own life and characters in "Dracula". Belford says the characters in & were based on people known to Stoker (. 84). Stoker became a barrister in 1890 but never practiced law or tried a case (. 93). In the late 19th century some turned away from Christianity to embrace pagan superstitions (. 11).
Fascinating! This was a superb biography of Bram Stoker. The biographer was very good at bringing a thousand little pieces together to show us how the iconic novel Dracula (published 1897) came to be. That Wilde, Twain, Shaw, Whitman, and did I mention Wilde, were in the mix just made it all the better. I knew Dracula was inspired by folklore and Stoker's weird boss but I didn't know (and I should have) that it was also inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth. It was also a thousand other things that w Fascinating! This was a superb biography of Bram Stoker
Bibliographic Details Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, . Publication Date: 1996. But as Ms. Belford's intelligent, well-written and always interesting book makes clear, Stoker lived to serve. His revenge for lifelong self-effacement was Dracula.
Barbara Belford tells the story of Stoker the hidden man. On the surface: the very model of Victorian modesty, reserve, and duty, the devoted husband and father. In actuality: a man whose emotional and working energies were in large part expended on the care and cultivation of the flamboyant, mesmerizing genius of the stage, Henry Irving. We see Stoker the writer of novels and stories that were imbued with sexuality, violence, and the celebration of death - works at opposite poles from the decorum he presented in society
Especially well chosen are the 87 black-and-white illustrations of locations and personages in Bram Stoker’s life, many of which illuminate the text of DRACULA in new and surprising ways. Popular Study Guides.
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Belford, quite early in the book, sets up an idea of Stoker as a shadowy, almost unknowable figure in the background behind Henry Irving; but, surely, with the comparatively high profile Stoker had in London and on American tours, there must be more material in memoirs and letters of the period to get us closer to him? In fact, she gave me much more of an impression of the characters and personalities of some of the 'supporting cast', especially Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. The first full-scale biography of the complex man known today as the author of Dracula, but who was famous in his own time as the innovative manager of London's Lyceum Theatre, home of the greatest English actors of the day, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. Barbara Belford tells the story of Stoker the hidden man.
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If Barbara Belford’s previous work is any indication, Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula could have been a richly definitive literary biography. But the Columbia journalism professor bases this book on the wildly overstated case that Dracula is a coded Victorian diary of Stoker’s secret thoughts. She applies her brand of decoding and, lo and behold, finds Dracula (and thus Stoker) teeming with seduction, rape, gang rape, group sex, necrophilia, pedophilia, incest, adultery, oral sex, venereal disease, and voyeurism. Belford gives lively form to the world she thinks Stoker lived in - but she ignores what he said about himself when it doesn’t fit her theory. C+. Bram Stoker: A Biography of the Author of Dracula. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Letter to Corson, H. 22 Mar. 1876. The Letters of H. P. Blavatsky, Vol. 1. Ed. Algeo, John. Wheaton: The Theosophical Publishing House, 2003. Crucifix, Communion and Convent: the Real Presence of Anglican Ritualism in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Christianity and Literature 6. (2013): 243–58. Redford, R. he Christian's Plea Against Modern Unbelief: A Hand-Book of Christian Evidence. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1881. Romanism in Board Schools: A Warning.