Thursday, October 23, 2008

Leslie Klinger and The New Annotated Dracula

October 22, 2008

Appearance by Leslie S. Klinger, author of The New Annotated Dracula

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Who: Leslie S. Klinger, author of The New Annotated Dracula
What: Author appearance and book signing
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library
When: Monday, October 27, 2008 • 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

World-renowned Sherlockian Leslie S. Klinger’s annotated volumes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories and novels met with delight and enthusiasm from critics and readers alike upon publication. Now, Les Klinger focuses his critical eye and keen wit on Bram Stoker’s classic novel in The New Annotated Dracula, published by W. W. Norton and to be available for sale and signing by the author.

Dracula has gripped readers since its first publication in 1897. While the book has been studied by scholars in virtually every academic discipline, none have accepted Bram Stoker’s declaration that the work was based on historical fact. For the first time, Klinger examines all of the evidence, both internal and external, including contemporary travel books, scientific texts, Victorian encyclopedias, as well as Stoker’s notes for the narrative and the original manuscript itself (privately owned by Paul Allen, Klinger is one of only two researchers to have seen it in recent years).

Attendees in costume will be entered for a chance to win a free signed copy of The New Annotated Dracula.

1 comment:

sarah smiles said...

lol. I can't say that this is the first time. I've got this book and a number of others. What about elizabeth miller's dracula sense and nonsense, Clive Leatherdale's work, and the last 40 years of scholarship. Geeeze, where does he get off claiming that this is the first time. Like madonna claiming she's like a virgin.

Sasm