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Roger Luckhurst

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Professor Roger Luckhurst explores Bram Stoker's Egyptian horror The Jewel of Seven Stars, arguing he had an ability to weave the latest scientific discoveries through his work.

As part of this week's series of The Essay, marking the centenary of the death of Dracula creator Bram Stoker, Professor Roger Luckhurst of Birkbeck, University of London, examines the Irish writer's horror novel about an ancient Egyptian mummy, The Jewel of Seven Stars, and argues that Stoker had an uncanny ability to weave the latest scientific discoveries through his work, thus lending his flights of fantasy an authority not found in the work of his contemporaries.

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