Dracula is a gothic fantasy novel written by Bram Stoker and first published in 1897. It is considered to be the most beautiful horror novel ever written. No other book by Bram Stoker achieved such remarkable fame.
The novel tells the story of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of people led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Lawyer Jonathan Harker discovers that Count Dracula, who lives in a castle, behaves like a vampire at night. Harker follows Dracula to England, where the Count seeks new victims. Among them is Mina, Harker's fiancée.
The doctor Van Helsing undertakes, with a group of confidants, the fight against the vampire. Dracula has to flee to try to save his life...
The novel has been immensely influential, inspiring numerous adaptations and re-imaginings. Bram Stoker's Dracula character inspired a large number of vampire stories, especially in film.
Bram Stoker borrowed the name for the vampire from the cruel prince, who existed in reality, Vlad Tepes (1431-1476), who bore the nickname Drăculea, that means son of the dragon.
13 hours 28 minutes (161788 words)
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Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves.