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Thanks You All!!
Hello, folks. We just wanted to send a quick note to say, "Thank you," to all of you for another successful year. We're very happy to see that even during these tough times, people haven't lost their spirit to celebrate and enjoy life. It is for reason, that we are having our biggest sale ever. From (Black) Friday, November 25, through Sunday, December 25, we're having a month-long 20% off sale.
That's right. Everything in stock is being discounted. It's our way of saying thanks for another great year. Just enter code BLKFRI11 during checkout.
As always, if you have any questions, please, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few items we thought you might find useful in your 2011 Halloween decorating plans. But, there are many, many more located here.
Halloween Fact - Dracula
Count Dracula, a fictional character in the Dracula novel, was inspired by one of the best-known figures of Romanian history, Vlad Dracula, nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), who was the ruler of Walachia at various times from 1456-1462. Born in 1431 in Sighisoara, he resided all his adult life in Walachia, except for periods of imprisonment at Pest and Visegrad (in Hungary).
During his main reign (1456-1462), "Vlad the Impaler" is said to have killed from 40,000 to 100,000 European civilians. This included his political rivals, criminals, and anyone else he considered "useless to humanity." The vast majority were killed by using his favorite method of impaling them on a sharp pole. Vlad III is revered as a folk hero by Romanians for driving off the invading Turks. His impaled victims are said to have included as many as 100,000 Ottoman Turks.
Historically, the name "Dracula" is derived from a secret fraternal order of knights called the Order of the Dragon. The order was founded by Sigismund of Luxembourg (king of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia, and the Holy Roman Emperor) to uphold Christianity and defend the Empire against the Ottoman Turks. Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad III, was admitted into the order around 1431 because of his bravery in fighting the Turks. The name Dracula means "Son of Dracul."
Bram Stoker's Dracula was first published in 1897. The Irish-born novelist is famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula. The novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham van Helsing. Eventually, the count is forced to retreat back to Transylvania where he is tracked and killed by van Helsing and his crew.
Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film, and television interpretations.
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