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"Lucas mimicsStoker's style so well that it's hard to distinguish his own writing frompassages interpolated from Dracula. A fully humanized character study.”
– Publishers Weekly
Perhaps the most infamous supporting characterin all of Gothic Horror is R.M. Renfield, the unstable patient underobservation at Dr. Seward’s Carfax Asylum in Bram Stoker’s Dracula—a pathetic wretch who prophesies the imminent arrival of"the Master” while covertly feeding on spiders and flies.
Yet Stoker’s1887 classic tells us almost nothing about him.
Why—and how—was such an unsavory figure chosento be the Un-dead Count’s groveling envoy?
In this remarkable harbinger of the "mash-up”novel, author Tim Lucas—with thehelp of Stoker himself—takes us on an illuminating, magical, sometimesstrangely erotic investigation into Renfield’s origin, fitted seamlessly withinthe language and the flurry of correspondence and other documentation found in Dracula.
THEBOOK OF RENFIELD reinvigorates Stoker’s seminal horror masterpiece with numerous,uncanny stories within stories—alternately ghastly, marvelous, and hauntinglytender, framing DRACULA’s robust blood-and-thunder with a flair for meta andmodernity.
This Newly Revised Edition is extensivelyreworded and restructured, incorporating many paragraphs of content deletedfrom the original 2005 text. Also included is a contextualizing new Foreword byhorror expert Stephen R. Bissette and a substantial Afterword by theauthor.