New Annotated Dracula HC (2008 W.W. Norton) comic books
1st printing. Edited by Leslie S. Klinger. Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Cause for international celebration - the most important and complete edition of Dracula in decades. In his first work since his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger returns with this spectacular, lavishly illustrated homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Traveling through two hundred years of popular culture and myth as well as graveyards and the wilds of Transylvania, Klinger's notes illuminate every aspect of this haunting narrative (including a detailed examination of the original typescript of Dracula, with its shockingly different ending, previously unavailable to scholars). Additionally, Klinger investigates the many subtexts of the original narrative - from masochistic, necrophilic, homoerotic, "dentophilic," and even heterosexual implications of the story to its political, economic, feminist, psychological, and historical threads. Hardcover, 9-in. x 10-in., 614 pages, Text (with B&W Illustrations and Full Color Photos). Cover price $39.95.