HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essentialclassics. 'We are in Transylvania; and Transylvania is not England. Ourways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.'Earnest and naive solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania toorganise the estate of the infamous Count Dracula at his crumbling castlein the ominous Carpathian Mountains. Through notes and diary entries,Harker keeps track of the horrors and terrors that beset him at the castle,telling his fiance Mina of the Count's supernatural powers and his ownimprisonment. Although Harker eventually manages to escape and reunite withMina, his experiences have led to a mental breakdown of sorts. Meanwhile inEngland, Mina's friend Lucy has been bitten and begins to turn into avampire. With the help of Professor Van Helsing, a previous suitor ofLucy's, Seward, and Lucy's fiance Holmwood attempt to thwart Count Draculaand his attempts on Lucy and consequently Mina's life. Arguably the mostenduring Gothic novel of the 19th Century, Bram Stoker's Dracula is aschilling today in its depiction of the vampire world and its exploration ofVictorian values as it was at its time of publication.