"Leslie S. Klinger's great virtue as an editor is his sublimely willful and scrupulous disregard for the boundary between historical fact and literary falsehood. In The New Annotated Dracula, he reprises the same earlier annotated Sherlock Holmes, treating Stoker's novel as nonfiction: real events happening to real persons. After a brief preface in which he explains his trick, Klinger's edition becomes a surreal treat, book's succession of journal entries and letters." "This is a book every serious reader of the horror genre should have on his or her shelf. You will read Dracula with new eyes. Fascinating!" -- Stephen King
A lavishly illustrated tribute to Bram Stoker's classic shares additional insights into the historical plausibility of vampire lore, in an edition that surveys more than two centuries of popular culture and myth while providing a detailed examination of the book's original typescript and different ending. 30,000 first printing.