May 26: Dracula Published

On this date in 1897, Bram Staker published his classic horror novel, Dracula. Enjoy FCIT’s free audiobook collection of Dracula and other monstrous creatures.

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Dracula

Dracula is a horror novel by Bram Stoker, narrated in first person diary entries and letters, telling the story of an encounter with Count Dracula. Dracula is a part of the Monstrous Creatures collection on Lit2Go.

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was first published in London, England in 1818. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. Frankenstein is a part of the Monstrous Creatures collection on Lit2Go.

The Vampyre

The Vampyre is a short novel written by John William Polidori and is a progenitor of the romantic vampire genre of fantasy fiction. The Vampyre is a part of the Monstrous Creatures collection on Lit2Go.

Beowulf

Beowulf is an epic Anglo-Saxon tale of adventure that follows Beowulf as he battles the monster Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, and a dragon. This translation, by Professor Francis Gummere, was first published in 1910. Beowulf is a part of the Monstrous Creatures collection on Lit2Go.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a suspense novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating the tale of Dr. Jekyll, and his menacing alter ego Mr. Hyde. The novel is a part of the Monstrous Creatures collection on Lit2Go.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells, is an early science fiction novel which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars. The War of the Worlds is a part of the Monstrous Creatures collection on Lit2Go.