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By Bram Stoker

Los mejores libros jamás escritos Mucho más que una novela gótica, Drácula es un ejercicio literario excepcional.

Jonathan Harker viaja a Transilvania para cerrar un negocio inmobiliario con un misterioso conde que acaba de comprar varias propiedades en Londres. Después de un viaje plagado de ominosas señales, Harker es recogido en el paso de Borgo por un siniestro carruaje que lo llevará, acunado por el canto de los lobos, a un castillo en ruinas. Tal es el inquietante principio de una novela magistral que alumbró uno de los mitos más populares y poderosos de todos los tiempos: Drácula.

La presente edición incluye una detallada cronología y el prefacio del reputado catedrático y crítico Christopher Frayling, donde se analiza l. a. figura de Stoker y las circunstancias que propiciaron l. a. creación de Drácula. Asimismo, l. a. perspicaz introducción a shipment del especialista Maurice Hindle reflexiona sobre los aspectos más polémicos en torno al origen del prototipo vampírico.

«No había nadie por allí, excepto un hombre alto y flaco, de nariz ganchuda y barba en punta y entrecana. Tenía una mirada dura y fría y unos ojos de colour rojo.»

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