What do you get when an Australian finds his way to England? Hair-raising adventures, lots of madness and romance and some demented turns of fate!
'The Lair of the White Worm' is a horror tale by Bram Stoker, published in the author’s last years. In a world where strange horrors lurk amidst bizarre creatures, the novel follows the life of Adam Salton, a well-off Australian, who is invited by his distant uncle to England, where things begin to get decidedly disturbing very quickly.
A suspenseful and compelling read, Stoker’s novel constantly offers cliffhangers and various twists and is a great suspense novel. A must-read for fans of Stoker, dragons, snakes and horror books.
'The Lair of the White Worm' was very loosely adapted by Ken Russell into a 1988 film of the same name featuring Hugh Grant and Amanda Donohoe.
Bram Stoker (1847–1912) was an Irish writer, best known for his Gothic horror 'Dracula', whose eponymous character became one of the most well known vampires in popular culture. 'Dracula' has been adapted for the big screen many times with the most famous being from 1992 starring Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman.
Stoker's interest in the theatre bought him into the inner circle of London’s high society, where he met and became a close acquaintance of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Among his other novels are 'The Mystery of the Sea' and 'The Jewel of the Seven Stars' as well as three short story collections and various non-fiction pieces and articles.