Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition: E890000-001
Author: Bram Stoker
Background details and bibliographic information
Funded by University College, Cork and
The President's Strategic Fund via the Writers of Ireland Project
Electronic edition compiled by Beatrix Färber
1. First draft
Extent of text: 170,000 words
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Distributed by CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.
Text ID Number: E890000-001
Available with prior consent of the CELT programme for purposes of academic research and teaching only.
- No handwritten manuscript is extant, but Bram Stoker's full-length "typescript of the last draft of the text with handwritten changes" (see http://www.cesnur.org/2003/dracula/intro.htm) was sold for $941,000 after not finding a buyer at an auction at Christie's in April 2002.
Editions and peripherals
There are numerous editions; the novel has never been out of print since it was first published. Bram Stoker's notebooks are kept in the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia, (http://www.rosenbach.org). The first edition had a print run of 3,000 priced at six shillings each. Stoker received a royalty of one and sixpence per copy when the first 1,000 were sold. His work has since been translated into 44 languages.
- Bram Stoker, Dracula, Westminster: Archibald Constable & Company, 1897. [This was reprinted eight times over the next 20 years].
- Bram Stoker, Dracula, (abridged paperback edition): New York, Archibald Constable & Company, 1901.
- See http://www.cesnur.org/2003/dracula/intro.htm, a whole project devoted to compiling editions and printings of Dracula in English; as well as translations, and the many adaptations and reworkings of the novel in different media formats.
- See http://www.home.netspeed.com.au/reguli/dracbib.htm, for a another Dracula bibliography, listing 1. special editions; 2. Children's editions; 3. Playscripts and screen plays; 4. Fiction based on the Dracula/Vlad the impaler character; 5. Comics; 6. studies, criticism and biography.
- Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu, In Search of Dracula, 1972. Updated ed. 1995.
- Leonard Wolf, The Annotated Dracula, 1975.
- Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu, The essential Dracula, 1979.
- For reviews and literary criticism of Bram Stoker and his works, see also http://www-lib.usc.edu/~melindah/eurovamp/stoker.htm
The edition used in the digital edition
- Dracula. Bram Stoker First edition [1 volume] Archibald Constable & CompanyWestminster (1897)
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Use of language
Language: [EN] Document in English
Language: [DE] Some words and phrases in German.
Language: [FR] Some words and phrases in French.
Language: [GR] Some words in Classical Greek.
Language: [SKR] Some words in Serbian.
Language: [RO] Some words in Romanian
Language: [HU] Some words in Hungarian.
Language: [LA] Some words and phrases in Latin.
Beatrix Färber (ed.)
- Typos corrected, new SGML and HTML versions created.
Beatrix Färber (ed)
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