and the Aura of Lust
Let your senses
reel with one of our most erotic classics...
Originally written as a love story,
this "horror" took on a life of its own, giving the myth
of the vampire more substance than it had ever experienced.
Combining the allure of mythology, with
the lust that only hid in the Victorian era, Stoker hit the proverbial
nail on the head, spurring male readers to continue because of the fight
scenes and pure sex...and the ladies the lustful encounters with the
magnetic pull of Dracula. Fantasies for the reader abound.
Within the first four chapters,
Jonathan comes upon three sex-dripping beautiful vampires who seduce
him, complete with the response from him that sends him into guilt
regarding his disloyalty to Mina.
Within the next few chapters,
Lucy is raped by a beast-Dracula in
the garden (invoking all manner of relatively common fantasy for us), complete with whorish imagery and open legs when Mina
finds her. Lucy acts the slut, gasping as the beast fills her on
that hard garden bench. Mina gets a right eyeful, herself strangely
moved by the scene. The whole fantasy is peppered with adult images and
Between chapters nine and twelve,
we encounter a particularly vivid scene full of sexual imagery, of a
vampire attack. The medical double entendres could not have
escaped the Victorian mind, itself full of hidden and fractured erotica,
plunging to disturbing depths.
With the doctor's descriptions
including things like talking of his blood "entering the women he
loves" (transfusion) we see unplayed lust of deception when he
decides not to tell her fiancée.
"Next Morris provides blood for Lucy, again without
telling Arthur. Now all the men who have proclaimed their love for
Lucy have symbolically consummated that love."
Lucy becomes a spectacularly
voluptuous and sexy creature, drawing Mina to her from past playful
"companions were extremely common in the era and it's
quite likely that Stoker meant to insinuate that Lucy and Mina were
lovers, with a mutual affection and satisfying the lust they could not
In the story, Quincy and Arthur
see Lucy's slutiness as the proof of her now-evil nature. It
doesn't seem to matter to them that she is quenching her hunger on a
child. (see, we told you that if you looked deeply enough, you
could always find the edge...)
One theory of the death scene with
Lucy, is the ultimate "fuck" if you will, as her fiancée
Arthur, pounds a large stake into her body, watching then as it seems to
climax, spurting blood from her mouth, and finally stills,
becoming the Lucy he recognizes.
Stoker pushes the edginess with
Dracula "taking" Mina while Jonathon slept on the same
bed. The imagery is unmistakable and this scene could very well
produce a response if you let yourself sink into the description...
The complete Dracula
Irish writer, best known for his vampire
Bram Stoker was born near Dublin on November 8, 1847, the third of seven
children. An unidentified illness kept him virtually bedridden until age
seven. Although he remained shy and bookish, in his adolescence Bram
Stoker was anything but sickly. Perhaps to make amends for his earlier
frailty, he was by this time developing into a fine athlete. At Trinity
College, Dublin, he would conquer his shyness and be named University
Young Bram had always dreamed of becoming a writer, but his father had
safer plans. Yielding to the father's wishes, Bram followed him into a
career as a civil servant in Dublin Castle. While climbing the civil
service ladder, he wrote a dry tome entitled Duties of Clerks of
Petty Sessions in Ireland. This book of rules, however, would not be
published until 1879, by which time Stoker would be married, living in
another country, and immersed in a new career.
his full biography
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