Bram Stoker

1847 - 1912

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author who is best known for writing the 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the West End's Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned. In his early years, Stoker worked as a theatre critic for an Irish newspaper, and wrote stories as well as commentaries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bram Stoker has received more than 5,237,842 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Bram Stoker is the 223rd most popular writer (up from 247th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Ireland and the 6th most popular Irish Writer.

Bram Stoker is most famous for writing Dracula, which is a horror novel about Count Dracula and his attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he can find new blood and spread the undead curse.

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Notable Works

Dracula's Guest
De hof der verschrikking
The Lady of the Shroud
The Jewel of Seven Stars
The Man
The Jewel of Seven Stars
Count Dracula (Fictitious character), Dracula, Conde (Personaje literario), Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
Sink your teeth into the ageless tale of the famous vampire Count Dracula. Dracula first horrified readers over 125 years ago. Today, this original gothic masterpiece includes a detailed exploration into the 1897 classic vampire novel and its author, Bram Stoker. In this bonus introduction, Learn about Stoker’s early life, his colorful career, and the famous friends he made leading up to the creation of his magnum opus, Dracula. Tune into the speculative theories of Stoker’s personal life and his deeply repressed homosexual tendencies. Delve deep into the folklore and mysticism that inspired Dracula, the masterful work itself, and the lasting impact it continues to have on pop culture. This annotated introduction accompanying this classic novel is essential for all fans of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I welcome you, the reader, as Count Dracula beckoned Jonathan Harker: “Welcome to my house. Enter freely and at your own free will.”
Dracula by Bram Stoker


Among writers, Bram Stoker ranks 223 out of 7,302Before him are Quintilian, Pierre Corneille, Tomas Tranströmer, Ferdowsi, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and J. K. Rowling. After him are Torquato Tasso, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Prosper Mérimée, Dario Fo, Herman Melville, and Snorri Sturluson.

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Among people born in 1847, Bram Stoker ranks 4Before him are Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Paul von Hindenburg. After him are Otto Wallach, Maria Feodorovna, Jesse James, Auguste Escoffier, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, and Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy. Among people deceased in 1912, Bram Stoker ranks 7Before him are Emperor Meiji, August Strindberg, Henri Poincaré, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Jules Massenet, and Frédéric Passy. After him are Edward Smith, Karl May, Thomas Andrews, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Robert Falcon Scott, and Joseph Lister.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Bram Stoker ranks 11 out of 549Before him are George Bernard Shaw (1856), George Berkeley (1685), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Francis Bacon (1909), and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769). After him are Edmund Burke (1729), Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Pierce Brosnan (1953), Richard Harris (1930), William Rowan Hamilton (1805), and Anne Bonny (1702).

Among WRITERS In Ireland

Among writers born in Ireland, Bram Stoker ranks 6Before him are Oscar Wilde (1854), Jonathan Swift (1667), James Joyce (1882), George Bernard Shaw (1856), and Samuel Beckett (1906). After him are W. B. Yeats (1865), Laurence Sterne (1713), Iris Murdoch (1919), Joseph Murphy (1898), Ethel Voynich (1864), and Saint Gall (550).