Tuesday, 26 May 2020

an account of the principalities of wallachia and moldavia

Under the imprint of Archibald Constable & Company, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was first published on this date in 1897. Heir to an established literary trope of continental influences invading England (strange how monsters pivot from expressions, repressions of xenophobia to homophobia and there is no unhappy medium), the novel went further in setting archetype, conventions and defining the genre with untold adaptations and interpretations, enduring and rejuvenated through a series of other building on the lore until it was ripe for mass-distribution with the advent of cinema and its attendant possibilities, much like the successful legacy of contemporary authors H. G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle.