The Jewel of Seven Stars

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The Jewel of Seven Stars (1912)
by Bram Stoker

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. -

The version below is from the revised, 1912 edition. [Note: The original Chapter 16 (removed in the 1912 edition) and Chapter 20 (ending; Chapter 19 in the revision) can be found in the Discussion pages of Chapter 15 and 19 respectively.]

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This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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