By Bram Stoker, Annotated and Transcribed by Robert Eighteen-Bisang, Elizabeth Miller
Bram Stoker's preliminary notes and descriptions for his landmark horror novel Dracula have been auctioned at Sotheby's in London in 1913 and finally made their method to the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, the place they're housed at the present time. earlier, few of the 124 pages were transcribed or analyzed.
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As Jonathan writes, “I shall enter here some of my notes, as they may refresh my memory when I talk over my travels with Mina” (1:2). 106. Baedeker’s Southern Germany and Austria, Including Hungary and Transylvania (1887) lists a “Four Seasons” hotel “near the Hof-Theater” (121) in Munich. The “Marienbad” is further from the center of the city. “Dracula’s Guest” opens, “When we started for our drive the sun was shining brightly on Munich, and the air was full of the joyousness of early summer. ” (1).
2:27). 34. “When the caleche stopped the driver [Dracula] jumped down, and held out his hand to assist me to alight. Again, I could not but notice his prodigious strength. His hand actually seemed like a steel vice that could have crushed mine if he had chosen” (2:15). 35. All of these abilities are literary inventions. 36. Dracula has “gold of all kinds, Roman, and British, and Austrian, and Hungarian, and Greek and Turkish money, covered with a ﬁlm of dust, as though it had lain long in the ground” (4:48).
I-2” and “III” are book and chapter numbers, which may have been added later. 39. ” (13:176). ” are crossed out, and “himself ” is inserted in pen (272). 40. Before he was seduced by the charms of Whitby, the author assumed that his vampire would enter England via Dover, which was the most common portal to London. 41. No such incident occurs in the novel. I. Handwritten Notes on the Plot 21 Page 4. Rosenbach #38b. Size: 6 × 3. Vampire Memo (2)42 II II. III I. II Zoological garden — wolves hyenas cowed — rage of eagle & lion goes through fog by instinct white teeth crosses river & running water at exact slack or