Swan River Press
Old Hoggen and Other Adventures Bram Stoker
Cover image by Jason Zerrillo
Preface: Brian J. Showers
Introduction: John Edgar Browning and Brian J. Showers
"Old Hoggen had disappeared: and murder was naturally suspected." — Bram Stoker
At the time of his death in 1912, Bram Stoker was preparing for publication three volumes of stories. The first, Dracula’s Guest, saw print in 1914; the second and third never manifested. Old Hoggen and Other Adventures is a tantalising possibility of one of these unrealised selections, and the stories in this volume span the author’s entire career. In reading them, one thing becomes clear: adventure and mystery rival even the gothic in Stoker’s literary heart. And yet, one will find among these pages many of the same themes found in Dracula: reverence for the dead, the malice of wicked men, black humour, hidden fortunes, daring bravery, exotic locales, a deep love of the sea, and the creeping intrusion of the supernatural.
- "Preface" by Brian J. Showers
- "Introduction" by John Edgar Browning and Brian J. Showers
- "Old Hoggen"
- "Saved by a Ghost"
- "The Man from Shorrox'"
- "Our New House"
- "The Chain of Destiny"
- "The 'Eroes of the Thames"
- "Buried Treasures"
- "To the Rescue"
- "The Red Stockade"
Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College. As a young man he worked as a civil servant at Dublin Castle, and as an unpaid theatre critic for local newspapers. He is best remembered today for his classic novel Dracula (1897), but during his lifetime he was known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving, and business manager of Irving’s Lyceum Theatre in London. Other notable works include The Jewel of Seven Stars and The Lair of the White Worm.