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Stoker's Wilde
Contributor(s): Hopstaken, Steven, Prusi, Melissa

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ISBN: 1787581713     ISBN-13: 9781787581715
Publisher: Flame Tree Pub
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: May 2019

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Horror
Dewey: 813
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Series: Fiction Without Frontiers
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (1.15 lbs) 374 pages
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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2019 March #4)

"Morbid and fascinating" is how a character aptly sums up the events of this entertaining supernatural mash-up. Employing the entwined lives of Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker as a springboard, Hopstaken and Prusi weave their weird tale from imagined occult experiences that might have influenced the 19th-century authors to write, respectively, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula. This includes their efforts to thwart a decadent splinter sect of the Order of the Golden Dawn, obsessed with achieving immortality, that has been transformed into a horde of vampires infiltrating London under the guidance of the nefarious Black Bishop. The novel is briskly paced, owing in part to its fast-cutting epistolary format, and the authors enliven the plot by introducing characters who clearly anticipate those who will appear in Stoker and Wilde's tales, as well as real-life celebrities including Ellen Terry, Lillie Langtry, and Sir Richard Burton. Hopstaken and Prusi have done their homework and produced a pleasing period penny dreadful. (May)

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