The Jewel of Seven Stars
|The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903)
|Chapter I: A Summons in the Night→|
|The Jewel of Seven Stars (Also published under the name: The Jewel of the Seven Stars) is a horror novel by Bram Stoker first published in 1903. The story is about an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy.
When The Jewel of Seven Stars was first released in 1903 the publishers received a great deal of criticism from both critics and readers because of its gruesome ending. Shortly before his death in 1912 when Stoker attempted to republish the book he was told that he would have to change the ending if he didn’t want it to go out of publication. As a result, Stoker removed Chapter XVI "Powers – Old and New" and gave the book a new and happier ending. For many years the original ending was unavailable to most readers. - — Excerpted from The Jewel of Seven Stars on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The version below is from the revised, 1912 edition.
- Chapter I: A Summons in the Night
- Chapter II: Strange Instructions
- Chapter III: The Watchers
- Chapter IV: The Second Attempt
- Chapter V: More Strange Instructions
- Chapter VI: Suspicions
- Chapter VII: The Traveller's Loss
- Chapter VIII: The Finding of the Lamps
- Chapter IX: The Need of Knowledge
- Chapter X: The Valley of the Sorcerer
- Chapter XI: A Queen's Tomb
- Chapter XII: The Magic Coffer
- Chapter XIII: Awaking From the Trance
- Chapter XIV: The Birth-Mark
- Chapter XV: The Purpose of Queen Tera
- Chapter XVI: The Cavern
- Chapter XVII: Doubts and Fears
- Chapter XVIII: The Lesson of the "Ka"
- Chapter XIX: The Great Experiment