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Published on October 2nd, 2017 | by voxx

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The Man Behind Dracula

Abraham Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland November 8th 1874. During his childhood he had an illness that led him to have nightmares and that made him stay in bed most of the time, until he started to feel better.

When he got older Abraham went to a place called Whitby for his holiday. Whilst he was there, he visited the Whitby Abbey and it was here where he decided to write down his ideas such as characters, scenery and the story behind it all in a black notebook for his first ever classic gothic novel, Dracula.

He went back from Whitby to Dublin to publish his book under his name. Since his first Dracula novel got published, there have been several copies made after his death in 1912, meaning that audiences today who are big fans of the legendary Bram Stoker and Dracula will never stop reading them.

There have also since been Dracula plays, which included supporting casts in their leading roles in front of a live audience. There have also been movies such as Hammer Horror, which starred famous actors like Max Schreck, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Frank Langella, Gary Oldman, Gerard Butler and last but not least Luke Evans.

For the real fans of Dracula, such as myself, Whitby hosts a gothic weekend to celebrate Stoker. It is a famous place because of Bram Stoker’s inspiration to write Dracula. He is also the reason the people who go to the weekend wear gothic clothes. He’s just that influential.

- By Jade Robinson


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