Dracula the Novel    

Abraham "Bram" Stoker's Lair


About the Author of Dracula

Bram Stoker was born in Clontarf in Ireland, a coastal suburb of Dublin. His father was a civil servant and his mother was a charity worker and writer. For the first seven years of his life, Bram was bedridden from an unknown illness. Many say that this tragic experience had a noticeable influence on his writings with themes of "Everlasting sleep and the resurrection from the dead" (Wikipedia). But once he got over it, he recovered quickly and nothing could stop him from being his best... more


Jack the Ripper: Dracula walking the streets of London

During the Victorian Era an infamous serial killer of the time was on the loose. He was the first serial killer to appear in large metropolises at a time when the general populace had become literate and the press was a force for social change. Jack the Ripper was a sexual serial killer. People are unsure how many people the Ripper killed... more



Find out what other people thought of Bram Stoker's greatest book, Dracula

Jeff Edwards - Dracula showed two sides of reading a classic—first, an accurate impression on the modern-day reader, and second, a critical analysis of themes and symbolism in Dracula.
Barbara Belford - Unlike other historians, who portrayed Stoker as being a pervert, Belford felt there was more to this quiet Englishman’s life that caused him to produce a masterpiece, as she defends, Dracula.


Read what they had to say

Read reflections and analyses for four different sections of the book written by different people

Author Biography
Historical Connection
Western Literature Connection
Annotated Bibliography