Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Leslie S. Klinger

Events: Bloody Marys and a Bite with Dracula (Tickets $10)

Book: The New Annotated Dracula

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Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes. He is the editor of the three-volume set The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. The first two volumes won the Edgar, the highest award of the Mystery Writers of America, and all three volumes were nominated for MacCavity, Agatha, and Anthony awards

In his first work since his best-selling The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, Klinger returns with a lavishly illustrated homage to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. With a daring conceit, Klinger accepts Stoker’s declaration that the Dracula tale is based on historical fact. Traveling through two-hundred years of popular culture and myth as well as graveyards and the wilds of Transylvania, Klinger’s notes illuminate every aspect of this haunting narrative.

Klinger’s appendices survey Dracula on stage and screen; the vampire family tree, ranging from Romanian folklore to the denizens of the universes of Anne Rice and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and vampire literature, both academic and popular.