search account giftcard shopping-cart plus arrow-right checkmark paypal
Something in the Blood - The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula

Added to Cart

More deals you may like

Something in the Blood - The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula

David J. Skal

Low stock

$49.80

+ Delivery
Leaves warehouse in 1-2 business days
See delivery information
Add to Wishlist

Qantas Points

Kogan.com has a direct partnership with Qantas
Qantas Frequent Flyer PointsLogin or Sign up to earn an extra 45 Qantas Points on this purchase
Additional points may be earned during promotional periods. T&Cs apply.

Overview

An “essential examination” (New York Times Book Review), this revelatory biography exhumes the haunted origins of the man behind the immortal myth.

In this “sumptuous” (Publishers Weekly) portrait of the man who birthed an undying cultural icon, David J. Skal “pulls back the curtain to reveal the author who dreamed up this vampire” (Time). “A fascinating character whose own anxieties and obsessions . . . were perfectly in tune with his late Victorian era” (Boston Globe), Stoker’s infirm childhood unfolds against a tableau of Victorian medical mysteries and horrors: cholera and famine fever, childhood opium abuse, frantic bloodletting, mesmeric quack cures, and the gnawing obsession with “bad blood” that pervades Dracula. Stoker’s ambiguous sexuality is explored through his passionate youthful correspondence with Walt Whitman, his adoration of the actor Sir Henry Irving, and his romantic rivalry with lifelong acquaintance Oscar Wilde here portrayed as a stranger-than-fiction doppelganger. Recalling the psychosexual contours of Stoker’s life and art in splendidly gothic detail, Something in the Blood is “a keepsake for any Dracula enthusiast” (Seattle Times) and the definitive biography for years to come.16 pages of color and 80 black-and-white illustrations

This Product is offered and supplied by Kogan Australia Pty Ltd pursuant to the Terms and Conditions. Fulfilled by Booktopia.

Create your free Kogan.com account

Create your free Kogan.com account

Already have an account? Log In

By clicking Create Account (or signing in with Facebook, Google or Paypal), you agree to the Kogan.com Terms & Conditions and to receiving marketing communications from Kogan.com. Remember, you can unsubscribe at any time.