A Dream of Dracula

by Leonard Wolf. Little, Brown, $8.95. Why, asks Mr. Wolf, should this creaking old fantasy retain and even increase its popularity? He pursues the problem through primitive funeral rites and the theories of Dr. Jung; he backtracks through Rider Haggard to Monk Lewis; he even put an ad in a personal column, asking, “Are you a vampire?” and got a number of replies, the soundest of which was, “No.” Mr. Wolf never quite answers his own question, but his rambling, idiosyncratic explorations arouse considerable interest, at least for book reviewers who have had to cope with three Dracula studies in one season.