This is not actually a sequel to Dracula but a collection of short stories by Stoker. I've written a couple of lines about each of them.Dracula’s Guest: This is part of the original Dracula which was cut to reduce the length. It has very little to do with Dracula (the character and the book) and is a bit of an odd story really. That being said they are so very creepy moments in it. The Judge’s House: A haunted house story which is absolutely fantastic. It’s chilling. The Squaw: A particula [...]
«Los muertos viajan deprisa»Éste es el capítulo con el que originalmente iniciaba 'Drácula', y que algún genio de la edición decidió sacar para que el libro no fuera tan largo. Narra una aventura previa que tuvo Jonathan cuando todavía estaba en Munich. Es breve pero no por eso menos oscuro (el cementerio de suicidas es especialmente tétrico), y para mi gusto funciona bárbaro como introducción para una gran novela. Leerlo antes del libro principal es una buena idea, porque además de [...]
I thought this collection was just okay. I enjoyed the story The Judge's House the most. A good rat story is always fun. I was a bit disappointed in this collection. I'm a big fan of Dracula and I guess I just expected more.
Munich, es Walpurgis Nacht, un turista sale a dar una vuelta con un cochero y decide explorar por su cuenta pese a las advertencias de mal tiempo y otras cosas.Supe de esta historia corta por Lau, y aunque no menciona nombres sino a un 'viajero inglés' y el hecho de provenir de la historia original "Drácula" -el primer capítulo cortado por un editor-, esto nos lleva a pensar en su protagonista: Harker.Por otra parte, es como una historia aleccionaria contra turistas aventureros o un precurso [...]
“On the top of the tomb, seemingly driven through the solid marble—for the structure was composed of a few vast blocks of stone—was a great iron spike or stake. On going to the back I saw, graven in great Russian letters: 'The dead travel fast.”
I had never heard of this book before, but when I ran across it and saw who the author was, I snatched it up and started reading. What we have here is a series of short stories published by Mrs. Stoker after the passing of her husband. The stories range from the disturbing supernatural tale of “The Judge” to the vampiric title tale of “Dracula’s Guest” some versions of this book include the “Lair of the White Worm” which although it is not one of my favorite of Mr. Stoker’s Canno [...]
This is a collection of short stories published by Stoker's wife after his death.Though a prolific writer in his own right, Stoker really only had one commercially successful book, his revered classic Dracula. So it's no surprise that the first story in this collection, Dracula's Guest, was also chosen as the anthology's title. Note however, that the other stories, while in the horror/Gothic tale genre, are not Dracula/vampire stories.As is the case with many short story collections, there are s [...]
Me ha gustado más de lo que pensaba que me gustaría. Podemos encontrar el típico relato de terror gótico, con lobos, tormentas, pueblos malditos, leyendas del folclore rumano, etc. Se acerca más a la típica leyenda del vampiro clásico y por ello me gustó.
A short story way better than the „Dracula” novel, sometimes included as a first chapter of „Dracula” (though this was, probably, Stoker`s intent, it was also, probably, intended, in fact, for an earlier „Dracula” version, quite different from the one we know - the style is quite different, and the tale stays better on its own; as „Dracula”`s first chapter, it makes little sense and it doest not connect well with the rest of the story).
Dracula's Guest by Bram StokerPublished posthumously by his wifeBegan September 15, Completed September 25Did not read all the storiesHorror Readers, September 22, 2014, DiscussionThis book consists of unpublished stories written prior to Bram Stoker's death. After he passed to eternal life, his wife decided to publish these stories. I'm not sure why this was done, but in general I tend to think that if an writer wanted something published he would have done it. Apparently most of these stories [...]
I must confess that I thought this was a sequel to Dracula. It's not. Dracula's Guest is a compilation of short horror stories by Bram Stoker published posthumously by his wife. It's quite decent and it reminded me of Edgar Allan Poe at times. The Judge's House, A Gypsy Prophecy and A Dream of Red Hands are my favourite stories. Good for rainy nights.
A classic indeed. Not as good as Dracula Though. But I always love a classic one. These short horror stories are much much better than the modern ones I have read. The writes in the 18th and 19th century were more dark and gothic I reckon. Reading such books always gives you a quaint feeling. A feeling as if you are not holding a classic novel or a book but a relic in your hands.
Questo libro è una raccolta di cinque racconti, di cui solo uno, La casa del giudice, è da 4 stelle, mentre tutti gli altri sono da 3, per quanto mi riguarda. Si tratta in tutti i casi di racconti pieni di tensione e, spesso, di orrore. La Squaw è veramente orribile in quello che racconta, se non mi avesse spaventato avrei potuto dargli anche una valutazione più alta. Certo, lo scopo era precisamente spaventare, quindi il racconto è riuscito molto bene nel suo intento, ma mi ha raggelato tr [...]
I have always loved the book Dracula (although there are parts of it that drag) In my opinion Bram Stoker was made to write short stories like the ones in Dracula's Guest. The first one is a piece that was taken from the original manuscript of Dracula for the time constraints of the novel. The others are just pieces from Bram Stoker's mind. They are rather macabre but extremely enjoyable if you have a darker side :) Read this, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ray Bradbury for the best October of your life.
Once again, some mystery is left open. Jonathan has decided to go back to the mountains in Romania discovering that the 'unholy' village there, where count Dracula's Castle lies is forbidden. The count in the previous story has left no trace, only tombs were bolted, as they made sure it happened, after they decided to get back What's the story of the school there in the Romanian mountain I need to know!
Creepy imagery, but much ado about nothing. A wolf appears three-quarters of the way into the story, but this is also a non-event. The scariest things in this tale are the wind, trees and a lone sepulchre. Again, well-written, but no goal.
Anything refereing to Dracula freezes the blood in my vains, this wasn't really creepy but when he starts describing the atmosphere in the cemetery and the telegram recieved at the hotel, bad souvenirs from Dracula rose and this alone scared the hell outta me
Este relato, es igual de misterioso que la novela Drácula, la verdad la sentí un poco confusa, pero con una relectura y viendo un análisis que hizo alguien en alguna web pude comprenderla bien o lo que esa persona entendió de esta historia y su relación con la novela Drácula.
2,75/5Qualche anno fa, girando sul sito della Mondadori, mi sono imbattuta in questo titolo.Amando molto Dracula e in generale le raccolte di storie dell'orrore, l'ho comprato, ma è rimasto tutto questo tempo sulla mia libreria.Complice la poca voglia di iniziare romanzi lunghi più di 300 pagine, e complice anche la summer reading challenge a cui partecipo, l'ho letto.Partiamo dal racconto che dà il titolo alla raccolta: l'invitato di dracula è in realtà un capitolo che doveva essere inseri [...]
3.5 starsOverall, I only really liked two stories from this collection: Dracula's Guest and The Gypsy Prophecy.Dracula's Guest - 5 starsThis one was actually quite good, and downright creepy. Made all the more so by the dramatic reading audio I listened to as it had sound effects to add to the atmosphere of the reading and a very good narrator. I kind of wish the "real" Dracula book had been written this way. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more than I did. Rather than it being in letter/j [...]
When you say 'Bram Stoker' you hear 'Dracula'. It is a bit surprising then, that the earlier short stories by Stoker show only little of the defining works superb qualities. Far from poor, it is not really whole-heartedly recommended either. The title story was apparently excised from the novel Dracula. It's a great mood-setter tale, but does not stand up so well on it's own and considering the length of 'Dracula', one wonders what was the point in cutting these few pages?The rest are older shor [...]
This book consists of one chapter that was edited out of Dracula, followed by a really rather random collection of short stories with two common denominators - they all have something of the mysterious about them, and they are all easily forgettable. The title of the book is misleading not only itself, but also in terms of the contents as a whole; Dracula doesn't actually feature in the story that lends the book its name (although a note is received from him), and Dracula's Guest, i.e. Jonathan [...]
I did enjoy the book in general, some of the stories were even really good to read. However, a big part of the book was a little too obvious and trashy. And maybe Bram Stoker needs to be a little trashy but thinking about Dracula, I was rather disappointed with these stories. The writing style in here is far from his masterpiece. I should mention though, that the author unfortunately wasn't able to revise these stories as they could not have been published during his life time.
Very much a fan of Stoker's Dracula, but 'The Judge's House' aside, I found this collection to be consistently drab; flooded with long descriptive passages and sluggish exposition. Had the author not been responsible for a book I look upon fondly, I am certain that I would have given up long before the end. On reflection, I should have done so regardless.
Many years ago, I began Dracula, but did not finish it. The degree to which I enjoyed this short story, excised from the main text and published posthumously, encourages me to give the full book a second try. It is beautiful in language and atmosphere, enough so that I feel I can forgive the simplistic Dracula-ex-machina conclusion.