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The Resource Powers of darkness : the lost version of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson ; translated from the Icelandic, with an introduction and annotations by Hans Corneel de Roos ; foreword by Dacre Stoker ; afterword by John Edgar Browning

Powers of darkness : the lost version of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson ; translated from the Icelandic, with an introduction and annotations by Hans Corneel de Roos ; foreword by Dacre Stoker ; afterword by John Edgar Browning

Label
Powers of darkness : the lost version of Dracula
Title
Powers of darkness
Title remainder
the lost version of Dracula
Statement of responsibility
Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson ; translated from the Icelandic, with an introduction and annotations by Hans Corneel de Roos ; foreword by Dacre Stoker ; afterword by John Edgar Browning
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ice
  • eng
Summary
  • In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Ásmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world-famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, "Powers of Darkness"), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the country until 1986, when Dracula scholarship was astonished by the discovery of Stoker's preface to the book. However, no one looked beyond the preface and deeper into Ásmundsson's story. In 2014, literary researcher Hans de Roos dove into the full text of Makt Myrkranna, only to discover that Ásmundsson hadn't merely translated Dracula but had penned an entirely new version of the story, with all new characters and a totally re-worked plot. The resulting narrative is one that is shorter, punchier, more erotic, and perhaps even more suspenseful than Stoker's Dracula. Incredibly, Makt Myrkranna has never been translated or even read outside of Iceland until now
  • An English translation of a recently discovered Icelandic adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel "Dracula" includes new characters, a re-worked plot, and annotations that provide literary, cultural, and historical context
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Cataloging source
CGL
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1852-1902
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Valdimar Ásmundarson
Dewey number
839/.6934
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT7511.V35
LC item number
M3513 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1847-1912
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  • De Roos, Hans
  • Stoker, Dacre
  • Browning, John Edgar
  • Stoker, Bram
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  • Dracula
  • Vampires
  • Transylvania (Romania)
  • Whitby (England)
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Label
Powers of darkness : the lost version of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson ; translated from the Icelandic, with an introduction and annotations by Hans Corneel de Roos ; foreword by Dacre Stoker ; afterword by John Edgar Browning
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Dacre Stoker -- Introduction / by Hans C. de Roos -- A room with a view: the floor plans of Castle Dracula -- Powers of darkness -- Afterword / by John Edgar Browning
Control code
ocn971019732
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781468313369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1963044
  • (OCoLC)971019732
Label
Powers of darkness : the lost version of Dracula, Bram Stoker, Valdimar Ásmundsson ; translated from the Icelandic, with an introduction and annotations by Hans Corneel de Roos ; foreword by Dacre Stoker ; afterword by John Edgar Browning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Dacre Stoker -- Introduction / by Hans C. de Roos -- A room with a view: the floor plans of Castle Dracula -- Powers of darkness -- Afterword / by John Edgar Browning
Control code
ocn971019732
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781468313369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1963044
  • (OCoLC)971019732

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