I went down into the vaults. There lay the Count He was either dead or asleep, I could not say which - for the eyes were open and stony but without the glassiness of death. The classic gothic horror story, presented in a totally engaging way through the immensley powerful illustrations, while staying true to the original prose novel by utilising authentic text and dialogue. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, titles in the Classical Comics range stay true to the original vision of the authors. They also offer alternative text versions to cater for different readership levels. This title has been moderately and sympathetically abridged from the original text to fit within the graphic novel format.