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An investigation of the facts for hyperlinks among Dracula and Jack the Ripper, containing unique examine and formerly unpublished and infrequent materials/illustrations—as good as an evocative exploration of the theater and esoteric scene in Eighties London

Since its ebook in 1897, there were feedback that the fictitious exploits of Dracula have been extra heavily linked to Jack the Ripper than a Transylvanian count number. Historian Neil Storey presents the 1st British-based research of the assets utilized by Stoker and paints an evocative portrait of Stoker, his impacts, pals, and the London he knew within the past due nineteenth century. between Stoker's workforce of associates, despite the fact that, have been darkish shadows. Storey explores how Stoker created Dracula out of the weather of worry that surrounded the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888. upload to this powerful mixture the suggestion that Stoker can have recognized Jack the Ripper in my view and hidden the clues to this poor wisdom in his e-book. the basis is seductive and connects a number of the giants of level and literature of overdue Victorian Britain. Having received unparalleled entry to the original archive of 1 of Stoker's most beneficial associates and the dedicatee of Dracula, Storey sheds new mild on either Stoker and Dracula, and divulges startling new insights into the hyperlinks among Stoker's construction and the main notorious assassin of all time.

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