Dracula and the Eastern Question

British and French Vampire Narratives of the Nineteenth-Century Near East

  • Authors
  • Matthew Gibson

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This book sets the writings of Merimee, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne in the context in which they were written - namely the response to Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. Gibson analyzes their works to reveal that the vampire acts as an allegory of the Near East through which constitutes a challenge to the 'orientalism' argument of today.


Berlin chronology crisis event French Italy knowledge Narrative Orient politics translation writing

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