Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen (CD-Audio)

Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen By David J. Skal, David J. Skal (Narrator) Cover Image
By David J. Skal, David J. Skal (Narrator)
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The primal image of the black-caped vampire Dracula has become an indelible fixture of the modern imagination. It's recognition factor rivals, in its own perverse way, the familiarity of Santa Claus. Most of us can recite without prompting the salient characteristics of the vampire: sleeping by day in its coffin, rising at dusk to feed on the blood of the living; the ability to shapeshift into a bat, wolf, or mist; a mortal vulnerability to a wooden stake through the heart or a shaft of sunlight. In this critically acclaimed excursion through the life of a cultural icon, David Skal maps out the archetypal vampire's relentless trajectory from Victorian literary oddity to movie idol to cultural commodity, digging through the populist veneer to reveal what the prince of darkness says about us all.

About the Author


David J. Skal is the author of numerous books on popular culture, including The Monster Show and Death Makes a Holiday. He is the co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781685922627
ISBN-10: 1685922627
Publisher: Hollywoodland Audio
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Language: English