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A-level English - The Gothic Novel: Bram Stoker

A guide to resources on the Gothic novel; the origins, indicators, authors and books, compiled by your librarians.

About Bram Stoker (1847 - 1912)

Abraham "Bram" Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1847. He was an Irish novelist and writer of short stories. He is most famous for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. Read more....

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Bram Stoker's Dracula is what is known as an epistolary novel, a text written in a series of different documents usually from several different sources. In Dracula, the story is a compilation of diary entries, newspaper clippings, letters, and even a captain's log  from a ship.

The antagonist of the novel, Count Dracula is a vampire residing in Transylvania who comes to London in order to feed upon the dense population. He is described as having an aquiline nose, sharp teeth, and cold and pale skin. His aim is to try and turn as many Londoner's as possible into vampires like himself.

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Dracula with a Difference!

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