In 1903, Bram Stoker created this curious novel in which the spirit of a ancient Egyptian queen affects the lives of an Edwardian household. Abel Trelawny, noted Egyptologist, has been attacked and now lies in a coma. His house, filled with artifacts, including the mummy of Queen Tera, seems distinctly unhealthy. One of the nurses watching the stricken man falls into a coma herself. Meanwhile, Corbeck, Trelawny’s associate, returns from Egypt only to have the unique lamps he brought back stolen from his hotel room.
Our edition has been carefully edited and annotated, and contains both the “gruesome” original ending, as well as the happier 1912 ending.