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by Bram Stoker
When solicitor’s clerk Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania on business to meet a mysterious Romanian count named Dracula, he little expects the horrors this strange meeting will unleash. Thus Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel of blood and passion begins, rapidly accelerating from Harker’s nightmarish experiences in Castle Dracula to a full-fledged… Read more »
It is 1900, the dawn of a new century. Even as the old Queen’s health fails, Victorian Britain stands monumental and strong upon a mountain of technological, scientific, and intellectual progress. For John Kemp, a straight-forward, unimaginative London lawyer, life seems reassuringly predictable yet forward-leaning, that is, until a foray… Read more »
We recently ran across this fun video starring editor and educator Eleanor Nicholson, a preview for her course on Dracula for Homeschool Connections, which is an online course supplement for homeschooling families. Watch her intro below–it’s engaging, witty, and worthwhile, whether you’re lining up your literature offerings this Fall or… Read more »
It’s Halloween weekend, so time for some varied spooky links! First up, “Kill the Moon”, one of the scarier episodes of Doctor Who in the past year (featuring moon spiders!) gets reviewed at First Things, exploring the pro-life implications of the episode. Alexi Sargeant says “The episode proposes something like… Read more »
Christopher Lee as Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski in Pope John Paul II Sir Christopher Lee was an imposing figure to the end. After news of his death arrived I went online and found a video of a recent interview. Straight as a rail even in his 90s and dressed impeccably, he… Read more »