Young solicitor Jonathan Harker travels to the remote
mountains of Transylvania to meet with Count Vladimir Dracula. The young man barely escapes with his
life. Dracula journeys to England where
he makes the acquaintance of Harker’s beloved Wilhelmina Murray and her friend
Lucy Westenra. And then the plot
thickens. It should be great fun to read
around the holiday.
The Dracula novels
are inspired by the real Count Vlad Dracula 1431-1476. He was a hero to his people and feared by his
enemies. If you would like to read a
more modern story featuring the famous Transylvanian, The Historian by
Elizabeth Kostova is an award winning, beautifully written story that is hard
to put down.
KING OF THE VAMPIRES Count Dracula is known around the world as the ultimate vampire. He wasn't the first, but he remains the greatest. The novel, first published in 1897, is the account of Count Dracula's move from Transylvania to England. Told in epistolary style from the letters and journals of Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, Jack Seward, Mina Harker, etc. the novel touches on colonialism, sexual conventions, women's place in Victorian culture and more. It's a Gothic and a mystery and a horror novel. There's a reason when you say vampire, the first name to come to your mind is Dracula.
About the Author
Bram Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer best known as the creator of Count Dracula. He wrote other novels, too, of course: Lair of the White Worm, The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Primrose Path, etc.