Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction

Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction

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Best known today as the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker also wrote several other works, including The Jewel of Seven Stars, Lady Athlyne, and The Lair of the White Worm. While he is largely thought of as a Gothic author, he also employs science and technology in his writings. This book examines Stoker's familiarity with scientific discoveries of his day and his blending of science and technology with supernatural subject matter. Stoker, then, emerges as an early writer of science fiction. In addition, this book shows him to be a thoughtful critic of the role of science in society.Chapter 5 The Place of Science in Stokera#39;s Fiction and the Place of Science Fiction in the Stoker Oeuvre After ... mention science fiction and Dracula in the same breath most do so only to argue that Dracula is not an example of science fiction.

Title:Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction
Author:Carol A. Senf
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2002-01-01


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