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William Thompson

A few months ago I bought the Heritage Press edition of "Dracula." Hardcover, with Max Hoffman's wonderful woodcuts. There's no better way to enjoy the book. I'd post a scan of the Bloofer Lady if I could figure out how to do it.

Bryan Alexander

Is this it, William?

William Thompson

Yes, that's it. The book is full of such brilliant images.

This is the edition of Dracula that I read when I was fifteen, so I feel especially fond of it.

Bryan Alexander

Thank you, William.

I think I've seen the book, but don't own a copy. (cracks knuckles)

William Thompson

I found my copy on Amazon.com. It was about twenty dollars; used, but in much better condition than the seller indicated (just a little wear on the binding and on the box-like cover).

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the LEC slipcover.
I used to work as an antiquarian/used book store, and saw plenty in this series. Lovely tomes.


Missed this conversation somehow. That looks like a very interesting copy. Also interesting to note that the copy you first read is endeared to you - same for me - mine was the Bantam Books paperback (published in 1981) that had the Caspar David Friedrich painting "Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon" on the cover. It was very hot that summer and I recall reading that copy of the book outside at dusk and thinking I ought to go in soon... Fun.

Bryan Alexander

That's an awesome painting.

Bryan Alexander

I can't recall a specific edition of Dracula. I remember several different ones, dimly, plus a comic book version (Classics Illustrated?) and several movies.

As a scholar the Norton won me over.


I'd love to see that Hoffman-woodcut-illustrated edition. And that Friedrich landscape painting is gorgeous and creepy.

Bryan Alexander

Isn't Friedrich awesome, Selki?

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