The Lair of the White Worm (Large Print)

The Lair of the White Worm (Large Print)

by Bram Stoker

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Overview

The Lair of the White Worm was first published in 1911 – the year before Stoker's death. The story is based on the legend of the Lambton Worm. It has also been issued as The Garden of Evil. The plot focuses on Adam Salton, originally from Australia, who is contacted by his great-uncle, Richard Salton, in 1860 Derbyshire for the purpose of establishing a relationship between these last two members of the family. His great-uncle wants to make Adam his heir. Adam travels to Richard Salton's house in Mercia, Lesser Hill and quickly finds himself at the center of mysterious and inexplicable occurrences. (This jacketless hardcover edition is intended for the library trade.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587155628
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 10/01/2001
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847 - 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. Stoker was bedridden with an unknown illness until he started school at the age of seven, when he made a complete recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, "I was naturally thoughtful and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years."

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The Lair of the White Worm (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, good parts, however the writing style is archaic or dated. Disappointed in the ending.
CalypsoBella More than 1 year ago
Clearly+not+Stoker%27s+best+but+a+strange+and+fun+romp.+The+predjudices+of+his+time+period+in+regards+to+race+and+gender+are+quite+overt.
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If you're familiar with this work then it's probably 'cause of the great film it was made into by Ken Russell, and if you go to it looking for it being close to the movie, then you'd be let down. But it's a very weird novel, I've heard that Stoker was losing his mind as he was writing, and he died soon afterwards, I don't how accurate that is, Though false Or True it seems like a greatly advanced novel for 1911. maybe James Joyce would have liked it, It is cutely bizarre. I am impressed by Bram Stoker's depiction and description of manifesting evil. This is an important book to read if you've got literary aspirations.