Reading Bram Stoker's Dracula In Real Time

Today marks the first day in the year (May 3rd) of what would be Jonathan Harker's journal. Dracula Feed has started an experiment of blogging Jonathan's journal in "real time", publishing each journal entry the day it would have happened.

Experience Bram Stoker's Dracula in a new way -- in real time. Dracula is an epistolary novel (a novel written as a series of letters or diary entries,) and this blog will publish each diary entry on the day that it was written by the narrator so that the audience may experience the drama as the characters would have.


From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by MonkeyDay.

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Not really an original idea. So many books were originally serials. Charles Dickens comes to mind as a great serial writer. Armistead Maupin is a more recent example.
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Dracula has been available for download on Project Gutenberg for years.

What a crazy book- all the talk about how to properly kill him, and in the end they (iirc) just cut his head off with a butcher knife.
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Maybe some corporation can apply for a retroactive copyright as has happened with other works in some nations. Isn't that what they did with Peter Pan? That way a stranglehold can be placed that will last decades if not centuries. Or, a corporation can claim to have a copyright, demand payments from others, and dare anyone to take them to court and face staggering expenses (I'm thinking about a very popular special occasion song here).
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Wow.. jus subscribed me too.. Agree with Carolina.. Its hard to read on a black background.. pains a lot..

@ Miss Cellania
:) Yea It was on neatorama previously.. :D the author's assistants failed/neglected to do apply for the copyright.. Sad story for their family..
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This is a wonderful idea, however I just went to read the first installment, and he is presenting it on a black background with white script, which makes it painful, for me anyway, to read. I subbed via rss, and am hoping to read it that way. This is a brilliant idea. I hope others decide to do the same with other books.
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