Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847– 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent, Clontarf, on the northside of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker (1799–1876), from Dublin, and Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley (1818–1901), who was raised in County Sligo. Stoker was the third of seven children, the eldest of whom was Sir Thornley Stoker, 1st Bt. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Church of Ireland Parish of Clontarf and attended the parish church with their children, who were baptised there.
Stoker was bedridden with an unknown illness until he started school at the age of seven, when he made a complete recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, "I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years." He was educated in a private school run by the Rev. William Woods.
This would not be the fictitious Count Dracula as author Bram Stoker did not write that book until 1897 ... But Stoker did base his fictitious tale on actual medical reports that had earlier been recorded. Stoker and many Europeans were familiar with the early 18th century story of Arnod Paole.
Soft dappled light gently illuminated the solid oak bookcases that stretched from floor to ceiling, each one lined with leather bound antique books ... The books are still at the same place on the shelves, the desk in the Reader’s Room is still the same one Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, James Joyce and Oscar Wilde sat and read at.
Further vampiric chills as Norwegian director André Øvredal (Trollhunter) explores the doomed journey of the ship which carried Count Dracula to Whitby in Bram Stoker’s novel. As we know how this particular part of the book ends (also covered in BBC1’s recent Dracula mini-series), I trust Øvredal can be relied on for a few surprising twists.
“I was home for only 20 days from the second week in August until Thanksgiving,” said the Aiken resident, who is a descendant of the gothic novel’s author, Bram Stoker... Then Stoker mentioned the following description of a resting Count Dracula that appears in Chapter 4 of Bram Stoker’s book..
The book lies in the shadowlands of great gothic works such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining and dons the cape of their classic motifs ... ‘The evil comes from within and the evil comes from without.’ But there is a hopeful tone to the final pages, as the book ends with the ‘pink clouds’ of dawn.
Luke Evans says King Charles told him about a connection to Dracula (Picture. Reuters/REX/Getty) ...It’s said Vlad was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s fictional vampire ... Supplied) ... Bram Stoker’s book Dracula was published in 1897 and while he never confirmed it, many believe he used the Vlad mythology to help create his most famous character ... More ... ....
Stunning photos show attendees in a wide variety of dark and period dress walking along the cobbled lanes and seafront promenade of Whitby, in North Yorkshire, which inspired Dracula by Bram Stoker...Goths were also seen relaxing in their signature getups in the town's cafes and pubs, where Bram Stoker sourced ideas for his vampire book, Dracula.
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