Dracula

Stoker, Bram

Bram Stoker (Abraham Stoker), 1847–1912, English novelist, b. Ireland. He is best remembered as the author of Dracula (1897), a horror story recounting the adventures of the vampire Count Dracula. The fame of the leading character was furthered by popular stage and film adaptations of the novel. Stoker's other novels include The Jewel of Seven Stars (1904). For 27 years he was manager of the actor Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre.

See biography by B. Belford (1996); R. T. McNally and R. Florescu, In Search of Dracula (1972); R. Dalby, Bram Stoker: A Bibliography of First Editions (1983).

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Dracula
Bram Stoker; Maud Ellmann.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Black and White and Read All Over: Performative Textuality in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Hustis, Harriet.
Studies in the Novel, Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring 2001
The Vampire in Nineteenth-Century English Literature
Carole A. Senf.
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1988
The Blood Is the Life: Vampires in Literature
Leonard G. Heldreth; Mary Pharr.
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999
The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror
Cynthia A. Freeland.
Westview Press, 2000
Contours of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Michele K. Langford.
Greenwood Press, 1990
Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790
Seamus Deane.
Clarendon Press, 1997
Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations
James Craig Holte.
Greenwood Press, 1997
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