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Philip Ball

Philip Ball’s latest book is Beyond Weird, about quantum mechanics.

Dracula Studies

Philip Ball, 25 October 2018

Few writers​ have seemed less likely to produce a modern myth than Bram Stoker, not only because of the limits of his ability and imagination but because for much of his life he was furiously overworked as house manager for Henry Irving’s Lyceum Theatre in London. Aside from Dracula, Stoker wrote nothing of note, and plenty that was excruciating. ‘There is a semi-heroic,...

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