Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker (Abraham Stoker), 1847–1912, English novelist, b. Dublin, Ireland. He is best remembered as the author of Dracula (1897), a horror story recounting the activities of the vampire Count Dracula and those who oppose him. 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 biographies by B. Belford (1996) and D. J. Skal (2017); R. T. McNally and R. Florescu, In Search of Dracula (1972); R. Dalby, Bram Stoker: A Bibliography of First Editions (1983).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2018, The Columbia University Press.

Bram Stoker: Selected full-text books and articles

Dracula By Bram Stoker; Maud Ellmann Oxford University Press, 1998
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide By Douglass H. Thomson; Jack G. Voller; Frederick S. Frank Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian's tip: "Bram Stoker (1847-1912)" begins on p. 420
Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil By 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 By 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"
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