I truly enjoy a good epistolary novel (The Martian, Persuasion, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Screwtape Letters – I could go on and on!). There’s something about the form that really draws you in, especially the novels written in 18th and 19th century where letter writing was still such a central form of communicating. I must admit, however, that I’ve never read Bran Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, set in a notorious Transylvania castle. That’s why I am super stoked about DraculaDaily on Substack:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is an epistolary novel – it’s made up of letters, diaries, telegrams, newspaper clippings – and every part of it has a date. The whole story happens between May 3 and November 10. So: Dracula Daily will post a newsletter each day that something happens to the characters, in the same timeline that it happens to them.
Now you can read the book via email, in small digestible chunks – as it happens to the characters.
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