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FROM THE SHADOW OF DRACULA: A LIFE OF BRAM STOKER

‘Impressive’. Lucasta Miller, Daily Telegraph

An impressively detailed study of Stoker’s life, as sturdy a work of historical excavation as any I’ve seen. . .Brilliant.’ Hugh Tynan, Irish Examiner

Paul Murray’s extensive scrutiny of the influences on Dracula, makes capital reading.’ Patricia Craig, Irish Times

The Stoker story is a curious one, and even if it’s been told before, Murray has a sure touch when it comes to handling facts and interpretations.’ Humphrey Carpenter, Sunday Times

From the Shadow of Dracula will be regarded as the definitive life of Stoker, a measured, well-written work.’ Ian Thomson, Observer

Paul Murray has served his subject well, drawing Abraham Stoker from the shadow of his best-known creation, and providing a rounded portrait of an intelligent and hard-working Irishman who has claimed a special place in our literary history. . .Bram Stoker may rest in peace.’ Malcolm Barker, Yorkshire Post

A considered and extremely detailed account of the life of Bram Stoker.’ Evening Herald

Excellent. . .No small part of the merits of Paul Murray’s new biography is that its author is not an academic with a particular axe or theory to grind.’ Dermot Bolger, Sunday Tribune

A thorough appreciation of Stoker’s life and literary work. . .a solemn and comprehensive appraisal of the man behind the world’s most famous Vampire.’ Chris Pillow, Sunday Business Post

Engaging.’ Manchester Evening News

Murray has tracked down first-hand reportage that brings the man glaringly to life.’ Colin Donald, Scotsman

 

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