1979 DRACULA A TOY THEATRE Edward Gorey First Edition Coil Bound
1979 first edition coil bound softcover of Dracula A Toy Theater by Edward Gorey. Booklet measures 15 inches tall. Corners are bumped. There aren't any obvious signs of inscriptions, highlighting, or dog eared pages.
Dracula, for which Edward Gorey created the set designs reproduced in miniature here, compresses the action to one locale: the sanatorium of Dr. Seward. This set design was used in nearly 1,000 Broadway performances.
One common theme found within gothic novels is Victorian sexuality. Europe saw a rise in conservatism during the mid to late 1800s. Novels such as Dracula used terrifying depictions of repression as a way to comment upon popular views of sexuality while also highlighting society's fears of sexual liberation. Dracula was never officially banned on a large scale. However, it was the subject of much controversy. If you are a collector of banned books, adaptions of Dracula are ones you want in your library.