When Dracula Met the Jabberwocky

  • by Paul Fitz-George
  • Narrated by Petrina Kingham
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This essay resulted from an article written by the author, for a website in the United States. It tells of how four of the greatest British authors of the Gothic period, at one time or another, came to visit or stay in the ancient seaport of Whitby, on England's rugged North Yorkshire Coast. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Lewis Carroll, and Bram Stoker all came to Whitby and its surrounding area during the 19th century, and received direct, or in some cases and as the author proposes, indirect inspiration for the wonderful works they wrote. You will hear in this audiobook, about where they stayed or dined within the town, as well as what elements of its folklore and scenery became part of their fascinating literary works. It also mentions who they met or chose to be with them, as they roamed this lovely old town's piers, cobbled streets, and narrow yards.

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Paranormal Travel Guide to Whitby, England

Summary: The blurb sums up the tale. It's an essay about how Whitby, a town on England's North Yorkshire Coast, might have influenced the works of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Lewis Carroll and Bram Stoker.

Additional comments:
- I heard the audioversion. The narrator did a nice job. I might be a tad biased, but so is the rest of the world who thinks the British accent is just lovely to listen to.
- It's a super-short work. ~45 minutes
- It probably would have meant more to me if I was a bigger fan of those authors. (Alas, Dickens is okay, but I find him a tad depressing and high school English sort of ruined his works for me. I've not heard of Wilkie Collins. A movie when I was a kid is probably my only experience with Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland. And I've never read Bram Stoker.)
- The other thing that could make the work mean more to me is if I planned a trip to Whitby. I heard a rumor that it's been called the one book you SHOULD read if you plan to visit Whitby, England.
- I found it kind of cool to hear about the tie-ins to the literature anyway.

Conclusion: Not sure if this book alone would tempt me to visit Whitby, but if I'd planned on visiting, it certainly would enhance the experience.
*I received a copy of the audio version... I freely chose to review it.
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- Julie

Enjoyed Dra c meeting the Jabberwocky!

Loved the Whiby Ghost Book by Mr. Fit z George and this works in partnership with that book. Petrina Kingham's narration adds an elvin charm to these proceedings, shedding light on the more literary history of this haunted seaport town. Good read!
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- Time Winters

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-18-2017
  • Publisher: Paul Fitz-George