Bram Stoker (8 November, 1847 – 20 April, 1912) was an Irish author who is best known for his 1897 novel Dracula.
- Born as Abraham Stoker in Dublin, Ireland, the author was the third of seven children.
- His Brother, Sir William Thornley Stoker, 1st Baronet, was a surgeon and renowned medical writer.
- Mr. Stoker dedicated his life to the theatre, and was the business manager of the Irving’s Lyceum Theatre, a post he held for 27 years. John Irving was the most famous actor in London.
- Florence Balcombe, the author’s wife was a woman known for her beauty. She has been courted by Oscar Wilde. The couple have known each other since they were students.
- As a strong believer in science, Mr. Stoker showed interest in scientific disciplines and medicine.
- Mr. Stoker was distantly related o Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
- As part of the theatre management, Mr. Stoker got to travel the world. Ironically he never visited Eastern Europe, the setting for Dracula.
- As a member of the London Library, Mr. Stoker has access to research for Dracula.
- . In 2018 the library discovered the books he used for research, along with notes.
- A short story collection, Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories was published posthumously by the author’s widow.
- Each October, the Bram Stoker Festival takes place in Dublin to support the Bram Stoker Estate.
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