The Man

The Man

by Bram Stoker

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Overview

Squire Stephen Norman is lord of the manor in Normanstead. He marries Margaret Rowly, younger sister of his friend Rowly (squire of the neighboring town). Desirous of an heir, Norman and Margaret have a baby girl and Margaret dies shortly after the birth. Norman promises her that he will love their daughter as much as he would have loved a son, and Margaret asks him to name the girl Stephen. Squire Norman his daughter Stephen as a tomboy. Margaret's spinster aunt Laetitia Rowly moves in to help care for Stephen, who is dominant, assertive and free-thinking. When Stephen is six, Norman's visiting college friend Dr. Wolf tells her about his 11-year-old son Harold.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781720951810
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/10/2018
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.26(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 Man (Dodo Press) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly impressed by Stoker¿s writing in Dracula, I wanted to see how it carried over in work of a different sort. This book, rarely reviewed or described online, seemed a good choice where nobody else¿s perceptions influenced mine. We meet lovely teenager Stephen (her father wanted a boy¿) and Harold, approaching manhood, at the outset. We¿re to find out about their lives from their births to adulthood. They are beautifully drawn characters, almost too perfect each physically and in terms of integrity and strength. Stephen is given some male characteristics due to the wishes of her father and her being his only child. Harold is a thoughtful and physically superior fellow and becomes The Man of the title. They come to be raised together as trusted intimates, siblings in all but blood. They make errors which alter both of their lives and badly affect the rather adult-like turn their feelings for one another take. Stoker¿s descriptive skills that are so vibrant in Dracula show up here too, descriptions of thought processes and feelings in his characters, of setting and mood for his story. The pace is gentle character and story building at the beginning, but the climax brings excitement to a conclusion this reader felt was in little doubt. There are particularly strong secondary characters, the older, wiser folks who come into the lives of both young people. The weight of the propriety required of the times, pre-industrial England, is a millstone for both Stephen and Harold, although Stephen has idealistic young woman¿s rather liberated perspectives despite the conventions to the contrary. The slow build-up is rendered with precision and radiance. Coincidences that push credibility¿s limits and an ending rather easy to see coming bring the beautiful writing, well-made characters, and late excitement to a rating of four. A pleasure to read, it¿s not a work of greatness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moss goes here. ~ Mistystar