Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula.

By: Stoker, Bram (& Valdimar Asmundsson)

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Translated from the Icelandic, with an introduction and annotations by Hans Corneel de Roos: foreword by Dacre Stoker and afterword by John Edgar Browning.

''in 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Asmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, ''Powers of Darkness''), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the country until 1986, when Dracula scholarship was astonished by the discovery of Stoker's preface to the book. However, no one looked beyond the preface and deeper into Asmundsson's story. In 2014, researcher Hans de Roos dove into the full text of Makt Myrkranna, only to discover that Asmundsson hadn't merely translated Dracula but had penned an entirely new version of the story, with all new characters and a totally reworked plot. The resulting narrative is one that is shorter, punchier, more erotic, and perhaps even more suspenseful than Stoker's Dracula. Incredibly, Makt Myrkranna has never been translated or even read outside of Iceland until now. Powers of Darkness presents the first ever translation into English of Stoker and Asmundsson's Makt Myrkranna.Powers of Darkness will amaze and entertain legions of fans of Gothic literature, horror, and vampire fiction''.

Title: Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula.

Author Name: Stoker, Bram (& Valdimar Asmundsson)

Categories: Current Catalogue, REFERENCE & NON-FICTION,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Overlook Duckworth: London.: 2017.

ISBN Number: 0715651277

ISBN Number 13: 9780715651278

Binding: Oversize hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 45245