Bram Stoker - NovelsWhen you start out writing a book about a real person—in this case, Bram Stoker , the author of Dracula , arguably the most famous supernatural tale ever told — you find yourself both liberated and constrained at the same time. You know when he was born and where; you know if he was raised in penury or luxury; you know where he went to school, whether he got married, and had kids, etc. All of that scut work you have to do when creating a wholly fictional protagonist has been done for you. As someone who has also gone down that other road—making up a protagonist out of whole cloth—believe me when I say this is a huge time-saver. But then the problems crop up. Bram Stoker, for instance, did not live a life of great adventure and derring-do. In , he was born into a perfectly respectable family his father was a senior civil servant , went to Trinity College in Dublin where he did well, even winning the University Athlete prize , and later married a celebrated Dublin beauty, Florence Balcombe, with whom he had a son named Noel.
DRACULA - BY BRAM STOKER (A Book Review)
He then worked for the Irish Civil Service while writing theater reviews for a Dublin newspaper on the side! Title for the Porno Version: Same. Irving invited Stoker for dinner at the Shelbourne Hotel where he was staying, and they became friends. All of that scut work you have to do when creating a wholly fictional protagonist has been plahs for you.
Stoker was a deeply private man, and shared interests with Oscar. The Gist: Mesmerism. Among the contemporary anxieties reflected in Stoker's tale was a fear about the future. All well and good but hardly thrilling.
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DRACULA - Part 1 - Audio play of Bram Stoker's horror story.
Retrieved 8 November The Gist: A romance. Alternate ending to The Jewel of Seven Stars. This monologue continues in a stokdr wooden fashion for a total of 24 lines, purely to set up the events that follow. Irving invited Stoker for dinner at the Shelbourne Hotel where he was staying, and they became friends.
A t the far end of the 19th century, in the age of Jack the Ripper, and 80 years after Frankenstein No 8 in this series , Dracula is a classic of Gothic horror by an Irish contemporary of Oscar Wilde who wrote popular fiction to boost his income. Like Mary Shelley's tale of the supernatural, the vampire tale of Dracula — partly derived from John Polidori's The Vampyre and Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla , about a lesbian vampire — may also have begun with a bad dream. Just as Mary was partly motivated by Byron and her husband, the poet Shelley, so Bram Stoker, the business manager for the Lyceum theatre, was inspired by his devoted service to the great Shakespearean actor Henry Irving. The idea of the vampire as a silver-tongued aristocrat, like Count Dracula, is mirrored in Irving's thespian mannerisms, and his fascination with theatrical villains. Stoker was very much of his time. Among the contemporary anxieties reflected in Stoker's tale was a fear about the future. While Victorians celebrated the empire on which the sun would never set with successive jubilees golden, , and diamond, , many readers fretted over foreign increasingly German threats to the harmony of English life.