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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

We all know Bram Stoker as the author of Dracula. I knew that he had written other books and decided that Halloween 2021 would be a fine time to try one of them out. I'm no stranger to Mummy tales, having read works as diverse as Curse of the Kings by Victoria Holt, The Mummy by Anne Rice, and the s

This particular ebook version could have been greatly enhanced with the help of simple proofreading.

The story takes place in the latter part of the 19th century and is filled with Victorian custom and verbiage. I felt that the end of the story was anti-climatic after the slow burn buildup.

I would n

I first read THE JEWEL OF THE SEVEN STARS when I was in junior high school, and I was highly disappointed. There were a number of moments that I quite enjoyed, but I felt cheated by the ending.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I was reviewing the recent Blu-ray release of the 1980 movie, THE AWAKENING.

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

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

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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