Saturday, April 26, 2014

I first read Bram Stoker's Dracula in junior high. It didn't leave an impression on me, mostly because I read it just to read it and didnt' really "read" it. After college, I read it again, and had the maturity to see what a blow-you-away novel it is. I ended up buying an edition about 15 years ago. It's illustrated by the great horror artist Charles Keeping.

Here are some of Keeping's great works for my edition: Lucy, newly risen from the grave, confronting Arthur Holmwood, Jack Seward, Quincey Morris, and Van Helsing in her mausoleum. Dracula as a great giant bat.

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