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The Resource Something in the blood : the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula, David J. Skal

Something in the blood : the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula, David J. Skal

Label
Something in the blood : the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula
Title
Something in the blood
Title remainder
the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula
Statement of responsibility
David J. Skal
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A groundbreaking biography reveals the haunted origins of the man who created Dracula and traces the psychosexual contours of late Victorian society. Bram Stoker, despite having a name nearly as famous as his legendary undead Count, has remained a puzzling enigma. Now, in this psychological and cultural portrait, David J. Skal exhumes the inner world and strange genius of the writer who conjured an undying cultural icon. Stoker was inexplicably paralyzed as a boy, and his story unfolds against a backdrop of Victorian medical mysteries and horrors: cholera and famine fever, childhood opium abuse, frantic bloodletting, mesmeric quack cures, and the gnawing obsession with "bad blood" that informs every page of Dracula. Stoker's ambiguous sexuality is explored through his lifelong acquaintance and romantic rival, Oscar Wilde, who emerges as Stoker's repressed shadow side--a doppelgänger worthy of a Gothic novel. The psychosexual dimensions of Stoker's passionate youthful correspondence with Walt Whitman, his punishing work ethic, and his slavish adoration of the actor Sir Henry Irving are examined in splendidly gothic detail."--
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BTCTA
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Skal, David J
Dewey number
823/.8
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6037.T617
LC item number
Z88 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by James Patrick Cronin
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Cronin, James Patrick
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  • Stoker, Bram
  • Novelists, English
  • Theatrical managers
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Label
Something in the blood : the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula, David J. Skal
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Publication
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bram Stoker: the final curtain? -- The child that went with the fairies -- Mesmeric influences -- Songs of Calamus, songs of Sappho -- Engagements and commitments -- Londoners -- Pantomimes from Hell -- The Isle of Men -- A land beyond the forest -- Undead Oscar -- Mortal coils -- The curse of Dracula
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
17 audio discs (21 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681682525
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781681682525
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn946907000
  • (OCoLC)946907000
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Something in the blood : the untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula, David J. Skal
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bram Stoker: the final curtain? -- The child that went with the fairies -- Mesmeric influences -- Songs of Calamus, songs of Sappho -- Engagements and commitments -- Londoners -- Pantomimes from Hell -- The Isle of Men -- A land beyond the forest -- Undead Oscar -- Mortal coils -- The curse of Dracula
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
17 audio discs (21 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681682525
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781681682525
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn946907000
  • (OCoLC)946907000
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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