Thursday, January 11, 2007

Castle Bran for Sale

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Castle Bran--famous for its connections to Vlad, the Impaler (widely believed to have inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula), is being offered for sale by the Hapsburg family for $78 million.

Candlewick's 2004 edition of Dracula, originally published in 1897, is illustrated--magnificient, compelling, and creepy--by Gary Blythe. It's edited by Jan Needle, and gorgeously produced with type big enough to read comfortably (unlike most re-releases of classic novels). Read an excerpt and view an inside spread.