Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dracula and Frankenstein book

In honour of this spooky month, I'm going to showcase all of my vintage horror/monster-related books throughout October.

This book here was quite the find. It is a large double Dracula / Frankenstein hardcover. The illustrations on the dust jacket are gorgeous.
These two monsters have numerous connections and seem indelibly tied together throughout history. As mentioned in a previous blog post, it has been speculated that the historic versions of Frankenstein and Dracula may have battled in the 1400s. The conception of the Frankenstein and Dracula tales came out of the same story writing contest in the haunted summer of 1816 at the Villa Diodati. Universal Studio's film versions of Dracula and Frankenstein both came out in 1931 and unarguably created cinematic history. Plus both Drac and Frank have deliciously sugary children's cereals themed after them.

Dracula / Frankenstein, Bram Stoker / Mary Shelly. There is no date of publication anywhere on this book! Very frustrating, but it does say that it is a book club edition.

He looks so sad

Here is what the book looks like naked. Scandalous. 

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