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Dracula Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

Mina visits Dr. Seward at the asylum, where she gives him her own and her husband's diaries to read so that he can learn more about the events leading up to Lucy's death. She asks him to share with her the details of Lucy's death. Seward has chronicled those events in his diary, which he records on a phonograph. At first, he is reluctant to share the horrible tale. He soon relents when he recalls how much Lucy loved Mina and how important it must be to her to know the truth.

While Seward reads the Harker's diaries, Mina listens to Seward's spoken diary, transcribing it on a typewriter as she does. Lucy tells Seward that it is important to merge everyone's diaries and journals to establish an accurate chronology of events, beginning with Harker's stay at Castle Dracula. Harker arrives at the asylum, where he and...

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