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The Very Many Faces of Mina Murray

Adaptations of Bram Stoker’s most famous novel often reveal more about the adapters — and about their times — than they do about Stoker or his work. Case in point: Mina Harker, nee Murray. Looking at the novel itself, we find a character who seems very much a yin to her best friend Lucy Westenra‘s…Continue readingThe Very Many Faces of Mina Murray

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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Dracula

1. He never once hints that he himself is Vlad the Impaler (although there is the suggestion that maybe he is related to that figure). For that matter, the most current scholarship into the novel indicates Stoker himself hardly knew anything more about the historical Vlad Tepes (pronounced tseh-PESH) than the name. It sounded good,…Continue readingTen Things You Don’t Know About Dracula

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Vampire Vacations

How do dark alleyways, historical buildings, theatrics, moonlit walks and haunting stories sound? Fun, right? If you think so then a vampire themed vacation is just what you need. Believe it or not there are a few destinations in the states that can quench some of those vampire thirsts of yours… New Orleans, Louisiana: Thanks…Continue readingVampire Vacations