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"Dracula is a paradoxical masterpiece, one of the most remarkable classics in the whole realm of horror fiction." (Horror 100 Best Books)
"Students will delight. Teachers could also use [the program] to motivate students to read the book." (School Library Journal)
I chose this abridged version of Dracula because I wanted to learn the basic plot. I think that this abridgment might have strained out all the fun parts of the book.
It seemed to me as though Dracula was a perfectly polite, if mysterious host, and Harker, the guest, comes off as this self-important worry wart with delusions that his host is trying to kill him.
It reminded me of any number of old westerns where the cowboy hero fights against the Indian villains. But when you watch those films nowadays, they seem completely silly, and so does this version of the book.
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