Who published it:
Usborne Publishing ltd.
Where was it published:
Usborne Publishing Ltd, Usborne House, 83-85 Saffron
Hill, London EC1N 8RT England.
About the book
Jonathan Harker was a lawyer. He was invited to
Transylvania by Count Dracula for a business
When he arrived at the castle, Count Dracula
was waiting for him. Dracula was a tall pale
man and greeted him with a low voice and
held his hand out. Jonathan winced when he
shook his hand as his hands where ice cold.
Summary: Jonathan's Host
While living in the castle, Jonathan started to
notice some strange things about his host. He
was nowhere to be seen when it was day time
and during meal times.
Not only Jonathan’s host was strange, the room that he
gave him to stay was even stranger. There was no mirror
in the room and he had to use his small mirror to shave.
One day, Jonathan was shaving and Dracula’s voice came
out of nowhere, which startled him and made him cut
himself. When he turned around he saw Dracula standing
behind him who jumped back when he saw blood on
Day by day, Jonathan’s stay became more
frightening. He was convinced that his host
wasn’t normal. Jonathan pretended to be sick
and went to the hospital from where he
Why did I choose this book?
I chose this book because my father told me to read classic
books, so I selected a classic book that was retold in a
Also I like horror books and the first two sentence made
want to read more-
“ It was dead of night. Jonathan Harker sat bolt upright in
the bed and screamed- No-ooo! His brow was covered in
sweat, his heart beat furiously, and he was so scared that
he didn’t know where he was.”
Instead of buying the original version of the
book, I bought the retold version because it
had a simpler language.
I used post-it notes to mark the important
pages, if the information in that page is
important for later in the book or not.
I also used a dictionary to look up the words I
I would recommend this book to people that
like horror books. If you buy the retold
version, then this book would still be scary
and easier to read.