Relish the thrilling horror of Frankenstein in Folio’s stunning new edition. Mary Shelley's darkly disturbing tale is illustrated by Angela Barrett and newly introduced by Richard Holmes.
Illustrated by Angela Barrett
Introduced by John Banville
Lavishly illustrated by Angela Barrett and beautifully bound in blocked cloth, this new Folio Society edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a fitting tribute to a gothic masterpiece.
‘Listen to them – the children of the night. What music they make!’
Bram Stoker’s masterpiece, in which the instantly recognisable Count Dracula plans to sate his dreadful appetites in England only to be thwarted by an intrepid band of friends, remains an enthralling read. Exploring themes of sexuality, religion, technology and good versus evil, and told through journal entries, letters and telegrams, its cultural and literary significance is undisputed. This collector’s edition includes 15 darkly mesmerising illustrations by acclaimed British artist Angela Barrett, each decorated with an exquisite border. The illustrations accentuate the sense of foreboding and despair in Stoker’s narrative, while the metallic-blocked binding and blood-red marbling on the slipcase complete this sumptuous new edition of the classic 19th-century horror.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Clifford with Bernard as display
Frontispiece and 14 full-page colour illustrations with gold, black & white borders, 10 black and white tailpieces
10˝ x 6¾˝
‘The nineteenth is my favourite century and, as with Stoker, “London is my dream”, but also forests and snow and the dark corners. I couldn’t have liked it more.’
- Angela Barrett
Handpicked for her ethereal interpretations of the darker fairy tales as the perfect artist to illustrate Dracula, Angela Barrett has created remarkable work which is interwoven through this lavishly illustrated edition. Originally created for our sell-out limited edition, the 15 atmospheric illustrations invite the reader to look deeper – from the delicate webbing of a bat’s wing to the arresting portrait of the Count. Barrett’s gothic theme continues to the metallic gold-and-red blocked binding motifs, while the swirl of the blood-red marbling on the slipcase is deliciously macabre. The edition is introduced by Irish novelist John Banville, who reflects on Stoker’s life and the circumstances and influences that led to Dracula becoming not only his most successful novel, but also revered as one of the greatest horror stories ever written.
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