Bram Stoker's Dracula is a famous example of epistolary novel — a fictional story told entirely through letters, newspaper clippings, diaries, and other "first-hand accounts" as conveyed by the people in the story. In this particular case, all of the entries are dated between May 3 and November 10, creating a clear timeline of events.
So web designer Matt Kirkland has decided to take the entire book and convert it into a Substack newsletter, with each short section sent to your inbox on the day it happened, creating a real-time reading experience that also breaks the book into smaller, more easily digestible pieces to read. He's essentially serializing a public domain text. It's a cool idea, and I'm just mad I didn't think of it myself!
Bram Stoker's Dracula is an epistolary novel – it's made up of letters, diaries, telegrams, newspaper clippings – and every part of it has a date. The whole story happens between May 3 and November 10. So: Dracula Daily will post a newsletter each day that something happens to the characters, in the same timeline that it happens to them.
Now you can read the book via email, in small digestible chunks – as it happens to the characters.
Sign up for Dracula Daily … if you dare! Mwahaha!
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