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10/31/2018 – The Queen Mary, review of Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Queen Mary
The RMS Queen Mary is a retired, luxury ocean liner with a haunting history. This permanently docked ship in Long Beach, California, is so famous for her ghost crew and passengers that ghost tours are not just for Halloween, but for all year long. Her maritime history is stellar, ranging from the luxurious transatlantic crossings of rich and famous… Continue reading →

Dracula by Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel is a fascinating tale on many levels. On the surface, it is the story of a young lawyer, Jonathan Harker, who goes to Transylvania to visit Count Dracula at his castle in the Carpathian Mountains. The purpose of his visit is to conclude a real estate purchase so the count can move to England. He notices the villagers are superstitious and set in their ways. Even the horses run faster as night begins to fall. …

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