A bat flies by the window and Lucy rips the garlic from around her neck. Mina has transcribed Jonathan's diary of his journey in Transylvania, and soon afterward Van Helsing reads it. Renfield, increasingly agitated by the proximity of his vampiric master, is even the source of some useful information. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. What Happens in the Short Story It may be interesting for you to know that this previously deleted part of the novel was published as a short story in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. Quincey's letter to Arthur is one of congratulations, inviting him to join Quincey and Dr.
Almost immediately, Lucy's condition deteriorates, and Dr. This is a quick book summary of Dracula by Bram Stoker. Back in England, Lucy has returned to her home in London. What about the wolf who, strangely, protects the semi-conscious man until help arrives? Fearing for his life, Harker attempts to escape from the castle by climbing down the walls. Mina finally hears from Jonathan, and leaves to be with him while he is recovering. From this point forward, he dominates the novel as a more mysterious force, absent but still at the center of the action.
Jonathan flees and climbs back to his own room. The first mate searches the ship and tells the captain he knows the secret and tells the captain to come with him and then throws himself overboard. The group makes the trip with Mina, who can tell Dracula's location when hypnotized by Van Helsing because of her blood link with the Count. After all, our protagonist is said from the very title to be ''Dracula's Guest. Dracula quickly leaves the castle with fifty boxes of earth, bound for England. Mina carries her back to the house.
In the days before typewriters or recording devices, this was a handy way of recording, almost word-for-word, what people said. While we go in knowing exactly who Dracula is, the characters have to be convinced of the monster. Meanwhile, Jonathan has arrived at Castle Dracula following a strange carriage ride past blue flames and wolves. Mina visits Lucy at the seaside town of Whitby. Jonathan resolves to try and climb the wall down farther than he has ever attemptedhe must escape before night falls. It may seem strange to say it, but the body count is surprising low.
As the gypsy wagon enters the courtyard, a gypsy stabs Quincey in the back. As he has moved farther east, the country has become wilder and less modern. He admits that his dream could not have been a dream. In a desperate search for the key, he scales the outside wall down into the Count's room and the ruined chapel again. Jonathan arrives and he and Mina go over the journals to make a complete record. Mina's two main concerns are that Lucy has taken up her old habit of sleepwalking, and that it is a long time since she has heard from her own fiancé, Jonathan. Mina and Lucy vacation together at Whitby, a quaint seaside town.
Seward to try to figure out what is wrong with her. The gypsies gave them to him. The story is nothing less than an abortive invasion of the rational and comfortable world of the fin de siécle by a shadowy champion of superstition left over from the Middle Ages. The Count is a tall old man, with a white mustache, dressed all in black. Later, we learn from Van Helsing that it must be soil sacred to his family. Mina and Van Helsing wait inside the castle courtyard. It is all very dream-like and unsettling.
The other two men show up and they wait for Drac. Mina calls in Arthur, a nobleman and Lucy's fiancé, Seward, a doctor and chief of a London insane asylum, and Morris, a Texas man, to help Lucy—Seward and Morris were former suitors of Lucy's, and are now her friends. He also says that he must carry out the deal made by his employer, as if he does not fully understand that his life is in peril and that the deal, when considering Dracula's demonic status, is unethical. Then, he lets Arthur kiss her and she dies. He is easily able to seduce her in the theatre but she is snapped out of her hypnosis when a large wolf appears and terrorizes the theatre-goers.
London was the greatest and most modern city in the world, and England, in part through science and technology, had conquered much of the world. Dracula escapes, and Van Helsing realizes that if Dracula continues to live, Mina will slowly turn into a vampire. When Lucy's suitors ask what could possibly have caused such extreme anemia, Van Helsing suggests that a supernatural force may have been stalking her. And like Harker standing at the doorway of the castle in the beginning, you have to decide for yourself if you wish to enter or not. Now the protagonists begin a search for the Count and also for the fifty boxes of earth which he brought with him to England; these six people — Jonathan, Mina, Dr. Introduction to Dracula Even if you have not yet read the Gothic horror novel Dracula, you probably have heard of the character by the same name.