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Bram Stoker

(1847-1912)

Irish Author
The inventor of Dracula

For the first 7 years of his life, Abraham Stoker was constantly kept in bed with a myriad of childhood diseases.

This was the chance for him to develope a passion for reading, prelude to his passion for writing.

At The Trinity College of Dublin, he got involved in literary and dramatic activities.

After graduation, he became a civil servant, a job that he combined in 1871 with a position of dramatic critic at the Evening Mail.

In 1876, after covering Henry Irving's performance in Hamlet, he met the actor and they became lifelong friends.

His reputation as a writer was initiated in 1872, when The London Society published The Crystal Cup, a short story.

In 1878, Bram moved to London after he had married Oscar Wilde's ex-mistress Florence Balcombe.

There he became the acting manager of Irving's Lyceum Theatre.

Additionally, he wrote a large number of sensational novels, his most famous being the vampire tale Dracula (1897).


Other works include A Life of Irving, The Snake's Pass, Under the Sunset,and the Lair of the White Worm which was turned to a movie by Ken Russell.

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Irish Authors:  Shaw Stoker
Published in 1897, Dracula has never been out of print.
However, the book yielded very little income to Stoker...

In their reviews of Dracula, the critics compared it with Shelley's Frankenstein and Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher.

Henry Irving, an actor and lifelong friend of Soker, was very probably the "physical" model for Dracula. The description of the vampire is very close to Irving's own appearance.

The real personnage who inspired Bram was Vlad III Dracula, prince of Wallachia, living in the fifteenth century in Romania, a time when the Ottomans had begin to conquer Central Europe - but the situation had not been settled definitively yet by the forthcoming Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient.

The Turk armies, using heavy cannons , carried all the way from Istanbul, were campaigning generally during the summer, avoiding to get bogged, and returning to Istanbul before the winter.

Upon leaving the Principalties they were conquering, the Osmanli Sultans were passing their reins to some "voivode" who had sworn allegiance.

As soon as the Turks had left, complots, assassinations and tortures were multiplying between rival clans.

Dracula the Impaler, a ruthless and despotic personage, was mastering expediently dual allegiance and terror, if not horror as a political way to re-conquer or keep the reins of the principalty during these fluctuating times.

Dracula's head ended up on a stake in Istanbul.

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