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For this completely updated edition, Maurice Hindle has revised his introduction, list of further reading and notes, and added two appendices: Mina is a boss It is nowand all I remember at this point in my life is that in this book there is a guy named Van Helsing who talks very much, and sometimes there's a vampire named Dracula who has bad breath.

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They also research historical events, folklore, and superstitions from various cultures to understand Dracula's powers and weaknesses. Van Helsing also establishes a criminal profile on Dracula in order to better understand his actions and predict his movements.

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Arthur Holmwood's fortune assists in funding the entire operation and expenses. As they discover the various properties Dracula had purchased, the male protagonists team up to raid each property and are several times confronted by Dracula.

As they discover each of the boxed graves scattered throughout London, they pry them open to place and seal wafers of sacramental bread within.

This act renders the boxes of earth completely useless to Dracula as he is unable to open, enter or further transport them.

After Dracula learns of the group's plot against him, he attacks Mina on three occasions, and feeds Mina his own blood to control her. This curses Mina with vampirism and changes her but does not completely turn her into a vampire.

Van Helsing attempts to bless Mina dracula bram stoker book prayer and by placing a wafer of sacrament against her forehead, but it burns her upon contact leaving a wretched scar.

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Under this curse, Mina oscillates from consciousness to a semi-trance during which she perceives Dracula's surroundings and actions. Van Helsing is able to use hypnotism twice a day, at dawn and at sunset, to put her into this trance to further track Dracula's movements. Mina, afraid of Dracula's link with her, urges the team not to tell her their plans out of fear that Dracula will be listening.

After the protagonists discover dracula bram stoker book sterilize 49 boxes found throughout his lairs in London, they learn that Dracula has fled with the missing 50th box back to his castle in Transylvania.

They pursue him under the guidance of Mina. They split up into teams once they reach Europe; Van Helsing and Mina team up to locate the castle dracula bram stoker book Dracula while the others attempt to ambush the boat Dracula is using to reach his home. Van Helsing raids the castle and destroys the vampire "sisters".


Upon discovering Dracula being transported by Gypsiesthe three teams converge and attack the caravan carrying Dracula in the 50th box of Earth. After dispatching many Gypsies who were sworn to protect the Count, Harker shears Dracula through the throat with a kukri knifewhile the mortally wounded Quincey stabs the Count in the heart with a Dracula bram stoker book knife.

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Dracula crumbles to dust, and Mina is freed from her curse of vampirism, as the scar on her forehead disappears. Soon after, Quincey dies from his wounds.


The book closes with a note left by Jonathan Harker dracula bram stoker book years after the events of the novel, detailing his married life with Mina and the birth of their son, whom dracula bram stoker book name after all four members of the party, but address as "Quincey".

Quincey is depicted sitting on the knee of Van Helsing as they recount their adventure. Seward and Arthur have each gotten married. Deleted ending[ edit ] A small section was removed from a draft of the final chapter, in which Dracula's castle falls apart as he dies, hiding the fact that vampires were ever there.