Bram Stoker

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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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction
Carol A. Senf.
Greenwood Press, 2002
Bram Stoker; Maud Ellmann.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide
Douglass H. Thomson; Jack G. Voller; Frederick S. Frank.
Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Bram Stoker (1847-1912)" begins on p. 420
The Fantastic Vampire: Studies in the Children of the Night : Selected Essays from the Eighteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
James Craig Holte.
Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Part I "Studies in Stoker"
Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil
Peter Day.
Rodopi, 2006
Librarian’s tip: "Getting to know the Un-dead: Bram Stoker, Vampires and Dracula" begins on p. 3
The Blood Is the Life: Vampires in Literature
Leonard G. Heldreth; Mary Pharr.
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Dracula Meets the New Woman," Chap. 13 "'Ourselves Expanded': The Vampire's Evolution from Bram Stoker to Kim Newman"
Transcending the Virgin/whore Dichotomy: Telling Mina's Story in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Wyman, Leah M.; Dionisopoulos, George N.
Women's Studies in Communication, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2000
Love, Freud, and the Female Gothic: Bram Stoker's the Jewel of Seven Stars
Smith, Andrew.
Gothic Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, May 2004
Bram Stoker's Gothic and the Resources of Science
Byron, Glennis.
Critical Survey, Vol. 19, No. 2, May 2007
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