Just in time for Halloween, author of the new Annotated Dracula to speak at University of Minnesota
What: Lecture and Book Signing with Leslie Klinger
When: 7:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave S., Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/15/2008) -- Leslie Klinger, one of the foremost authorities on the twin icons of the Victorian era--Sherlock Holmes and Dracula--will be at the University of Minnesota, 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27 for a signing of his new work, The New Annotated Dracula. The event will occur at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Dracula has gripped readers since its first publication in 1897. While the book has been studied by scholars in virtually every academic discipline, none have accepted Bram Stoker's declaration that the work was based on historical fact. For the first time, Klinger examines all of the evidence, both internal and external, including contemporary travel books, scientific texts, Victorian encyclopedias, as well as Stoker's notes for the narrative and the original manuscript itself (privately owned by Paul Allen, Klinger is one of only two researchers to have seen it in recent years).
Klinger is the editor of the three-volume collection of the short stories and novels, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. He is the winner of the Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work and nominated for every other major award in the mystery genre.
A reception will follow with author signing; books available for sale courtesy of Once Upon a Crime Bookstore.
Presented by The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees in costume will be entered for a chance to win a free signed copy of The New Annotated Dracula.