by Bram Stoker | Grades 9-12 | Lexile Level 990
After escaping from Count Dracula, Jonathan Harker and his friends plan to destroy the count. They succeed just in time to save the life and soul of Jonathan's wife, Mina.
One of the most popular stories ever told, Dracula (1897) has been re-created for the stage and screen hundreds of times in the last century. Yet it is essentially a Victorian saga, an awesome tale of thrillingly bloodthirsty vampire whose nocturnal atrocities reflect the dark underside of a supremely moralistic age.
Above all, Dracula is a quintessential story of suspense and horror, boasting one of the most terrifying characters in literature: centuries-old Count Dracula, whose diabolical passions prey upon the innocent, the helpless, the beautiful.