This is collection of short stories. Mainly contains a great collection of paranormal or supernatural stories from Victorian era, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker’s death. It also contains a deleted first chapter from novel ”Dracula”.
But it took me ‘forever’ to read this book. I kept putting it down and not really wanting to pick it back. I found it little extra detailed about the places, houses and surroundings. But its fascinating and kind of exploration of the origins of the vampire in modern literature. I would recommend this book to patient readers who are ready to read all descriptions even though it seems unnecessary sometimes.
- “Dracula’s Guest”
- “The Judge’s House”
- “The Squaw”
- “The Secret of the Growing Gold”
- “A Gipsy Prophecy”
- “The Coming of Abel Behenna”
- “The Burial of the Rats”
- “A Dream of Red Hands”
- “Crooken Sands”
I should warn you that all stories are not about vampires. Only Dracula’s guest is vampire related( as it is believed as deleted first chapter from novel ”Dracula”), rest are about different types of supernatural power.