Immersion and Verisimilitude in Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Gothic castleThe Week 3 reading assignment for my online class on Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World was Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

I read this book about 20 years ago, right after the Francis Ford Coppola movie of the same name came out because friends told me the movie did in fact make lots of changes to the story.  I confess, I’m not a devoted fan of the vampire sub-genre and I had not much enjoyed the book.  Re-reading for this class, I made an effort to look at it with news eyes; I still didn’t enjoy it much for its own sake, but I was interested in seeing in which ways and by which means it had so marked the genre.

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