Bram Stoker

Author(s) Carol Senf

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism

Series: Gothic Authors: Critical Revisions

  • November 2010 · 160 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708323069
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708323076
  • · Hardback - 9780708323854
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783164318

About The Book

This study of Bram Stoker focuses on Stoker as a Gothic writer. Identified with Dracula, Stoker is largely responsible for taking the Gothic away from medieval castles and placing it at the centre of modern life. This book examines Stoker's contribution to the modern notion of Gothic.


"With careful and meticulous textual analysis and in clear and succinct prose, Senf traces Gothic patterns, images and themes throughout Bram Stoker's significant body of fiction. From his earliest short stories in the 1870s through his major novels (including, of course, "Dracula"), Senf demonstrates how Stoker developed a deeper sense of the Gothic as a means of social commentary. This is an invaluable companion for readers of Victorian Gothic."--Elizabeth Miller, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Introduction: Tracing the Gothic through Stoker's Short Stories Chapter 1: Gothic Material in The Snake's Pass, The Watter's Mou and The Shoulder of Shasta Chapter 2: Dracula: Stoker's Gothic Masterpiece Chapter 3: Ongoing Work with the Gothic in Miss Betty, The Mystery of the Sea and The Jewel of Seven Stars Chapter 4: Gothic-Tinged Romances: The Man, Lady Athlyne and The Lady of the Shroud Chapter 5: Stoker's Return to the Gothic in Famous Impostors and The Lair of the White Worm

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Carol Senf

Carol Senf, a professor at Georgia Tech, has written three books on Stoker as well as a number of shorter works on Stoker and other Victorian writers.

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