Роман Брэма Стокера “Дракула” — классика вампирского жанра, а его граф Дракула — поистине бессмертное существо, пережившее множество экранизаций и ставшее воплощением всего самого коварного и таинственного, на что только способна человеческая фантазия. Вам предстоит услышать пять голосов, повествующих о пережитых ими кошмарных встречах с Дракулой. Девушка Люси, получившая смертельный укус и постепенно становящаяся вампиром, ее возлюбленный, не находящий себе места от отчаянья, мужественный врач, распознающий зловещие симптомы… Отрывки из их дневников и писем шаг за шагом будут приближать вас к разгадке зловещей тайны.

The novel is mainly composed of journal entries and letters written by several narrators who also serve as the novel’s main protagonists; Stoker supplemented the story with occasional newspaper clippings to relate events not directly witnessed by the story’s characters. The tale begins with Jonathan Harker, a newly qualified English solicitor, journeying by train and carriage from England to Count Dracula’s crumbling, remote castle (situated in the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania, Bukovina and Moldavia). The purpose of his mission is to provide legal support to Dracula for a real estate transaction overseen by Harker’s employer, Peter Hawkins, of Exeter in England. At first enticed by Dracula’s gracious manner, Harker soon discovers that he has become a prisoner in the castle. He also begins to see disquieting facets of Dracula’s nocturnal life. One night while searching for a way out of the castle, and against Dracula’s strict admonition not to venture outside his room at night, Harker falls under the spell of three wanton female vampires, the Brides of Dracula. He is saved at the last second by the Count, because he wants to keep Harker alive just long enough to obtain needed legal advice and teachings about England and London (Dracula’s planned travel destination was to be among the “teeming millions”). Harker barely escapes from the castle with his life…

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English Joke

Two men were digging a ditch on a very hot day.
One said to the other, “Why are we down in this hole digging a ditch when our boss is standing up there in the shade of a tree?”
“I don’t know,” responded the other. “I’ll ask him.”
So he climbed out of the hole and went to his boss. “Why are we digging in the hot sun and you’re standing in the shade?”
“Intelligence,” the boss said.
“What do you mean, ‘intelligence’?”
The boss said, “Well, I’ll show you. I’ll put my hand on this tree and I want you to hit it with your fist as hard as you can.”
The ditch digger took a mighty swing and tried to hit the boss’ hand. The boss removed his hand and the ditch digger hit the tree.
The boss said, “That’s intelligence!”
The ditch digger went back to his hole. His friend asked, “What did he say?”
“He said we are down here because of intelligence.”
“What’s intelligence?” said the friend.
The ditch digger put his hand on his face and said, “Take your shovel and hit my hand.”