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The Jewel of Seven Stars

Bram Stoker

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The Jewel of Seven Stars is a horror novel by Bram Stoker. The story is about an archaeologist’s plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Each time both Miss Trelawny and I said through our mufflers, "all right," and the door was closed again.

As the time wore on, the silence and the darkness seemed to increase. The circle of light on the ceiling was still there, but it seemed less brilliant than at first. The green edging of the lamp-shade became like Maori greenstone rather than emerald. The sounds of the night without the house, and the starlight spreading pale lines along the edges of the window-cases, made the pall of black within more solemn and more mysterious.

We heard the clock in the corridor chiming the quarters with its silver bell till two o'clock; and then a strange feeling came over me. I could see from Miss Trelawny's movement as she looked round, that she also had some new sensation. The new detective had just looked in; we two were alone with the unconscious patient for another quarter of an hour.

My heart began to beat wildly. There was a sense. . . Read More

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Malcolm Ross es requerido con urgencia una noche para que acuda a casa de Margaret Trelawny. Al llegar, se le comunicará que el padre de ésta, coleccionista y arqueólogo, ha sido agredido y permanece inconsciente. Alrededor del enfermo se irán reuniendo un grupo de personas: además de Malcolm y Marg

This book has two endings. When originally published in 1903 and in second publishing in 1904 it had an ending that was critics at the time as being too gruesome so when Stoker published it again,shortly before his death in 1912, he was forced by the publisher to add a new ending. I read this at Pro

Yes, I know Bram Stoker is a god among the horror writers. Dracula is deservedly a classic if only for its vast influence. The Jewel of Seven Stars is considered the first modern mummy novel just as Dracula set the stage for every vampire novel to follow.

But I gotta say it.

Bram Stoker can't write wo

Sólo había leído Drácula de este autor, a pesar de lo mucho que me gustó ese libro nunca tuve la curiosidad por leer alguno de sus otros libros, hasta ahora.

Si bien es verdad que el estilo es inconfundible, lo cierto es que este libro nada tiene que ver con Drácula que no sea ese terror fino.

En esta

Una novela que, al menos para mí, pasa sin pena ni gloria. En el libro se pueden identificar dos momentos muy marcados: los primeros capítulos narran los misteriosos ataques que sufre el egiptólogo Ariel Trelawny en su casa, que lo han llevado casi a desangrarse y que lo mantienen inconsciente, mien

DNFing at page 50, poorly-executed premise that otherwise held a lot of promise.

Not what I was expecting but definitely interesting, The Jewel of Seven Stars sweeps its readers into a horrific, mysterious world of the supernatural.

Set in Kensington with flashback into the Valley of the Sorcerer. A mysterious tomb is found. In the Great Experiment the forgotten Queen shall be brought back to life. Well, I really liked this story, it was a quick read and it had a fine gothic fin de siecle atmosphere. Clear recommendation!

من عباءة هذه الرواية خرجت كل مومياء فرعونية ملفوفة في الاربطة في القرن العشرين و الواحد و العشرين ..هكذا يكون برام ستوكر هو الاقوى أثرا على عالم الرعب شرقا و غربا

تبدأ الرواية بشكل فيكتوري تقليدي ..مارجريت تطلب المساعدة من المحامي لينجد والدها الذي تعرض لاعتداء وحشي بهدف القتل لكنه نجا باعجوبة..و في

A very long time ago, I read this as a young teen in my post- Dark Shadows 1970s world. Idiotic plotting sometimes gives way to atrocious writing -- there is a reason that Dracula is the more renowned work -- but undeniably influential on the horror genre. Love Margaret's dual nature, the descriptio

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