Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Study Guide for A Level by Kenney, Paul

Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Study Guide for A Level

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REVISED FORMAT FOR 2020 ' Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Study Guide' aims to support the reader in extended study of the novel 'Dracula'. Throughout the guide, the reader is presented with various critical approaches to enable the exploration of style, structure, narrative voice and themes within the work. It provides careful support and a framework for reflection which challenges readers to establish their own interpretations and inform wider reading. An additional section on the writer's life and work and an outline of major critical views places the text within the wider contexts of reception and production. This guide offers students and general readers alike an account of the ways in which works have been received by academics, critical reviewers and the public. The guide is presented in four parts: Part One, Contexts of Production, considers the writer's life and times, with a focus on significant historical, social and literary contexts.Part Two introduces some critical approaches, including exploration of; narrative, characterisation, structure, key themes and relevant critical ideas.Part Three provides detailed commentary and analysis of each chapter, with relevant background information and reading tasks to enhance understanding.Part Four, Contexts of Reception, examines how the text was initially received, as well as providing a critical overview of a range of interpretations and approaches. Topics covered include: Urban Gothic, Fin-de-si cle, The New Woman, Post-colonial readings, Liminality and Othering.

Author: Paul Kenney, Therese Kenney
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: 02/14/2019
Pages: 172
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.37d
ISBN13: 9781796889826
ISBN10: 1796889822
BISAC Categories:
- Study Aids | Study Guides

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