Irish author Abraham “Bram” Stoker, who lived from November 8, 1847, to April 20, 1912, is most known for penning the well-known horror novel Dracula.
Similar to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Dracula has evolved into many different forms and developed a life of its own. Stoker did not create the vampire tradition, but his book had a significant impact on how it was developed for future generations.
Dracula embodied a lot of Victorian England’s worries about the erosion of old culture in the face of modern technology, as well as the moral decay brought on by the threat that rationalism and logical positivism posed to Christianity.
After suffering a number of strokes, Stoker died at No. 26 St George’s Square, London on 20 April 1912. Some biographers attribute the cause of death to overwork, others to tertiary syphilis.
Abraham Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author who is celebrated for his 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 Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned.
Additionally, he loved to travel, especially to Cruden Bay, the setting for two of his books. Stoker obtained inspiration for penning Dracula while in Whitby, an English coastal town.