Rely Dracula Commences His Feast - 5/26/1897

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Get your sacks of garlic out and ready. For it had been now on May 26, 1897, that the copies of the novel Dracula hit London's bookshelves. Bram Stoker, an Irish writer and author of the book, was an invalid in childhood. Stoker got a job at Dublin Castle in the civil service realm. It's that he worked for the next ten decades. He was composing drama reviews.  

The novel was written in the form of journals and diaries of its main characters. Dracula is the story of a vampire who travels out of Transylvania (a place in Eastern Europe today in Romania) to Yorkshire, England. So he can consequently stay alive his aim is to prey on the blood of this innocent. Dracula eventually earned fame and became known as a masterpiece of Gothic literature that was Victorian-era.   Amid this age, Stoker fulfilled the famed actor Sir Henry Irving, who hired him as a manager. He also found himself composing Irving's countless correspondence for him accompanying him on tours in the USA. It was over these years, Stoker began to write a variety of horror stories for publications. In 1890, he released his first book. His piece would be published in 1897, although during his life, publish and Stoker would go on to write 17 books in total.

Moderate success was seen by the launch of the novel, even if Stoker died in 1912, his obituaries said nothing of Dracula. But from the 1920s, the novel was adapted for Broadway and book sales began to skyrocket. The Dracula craze went into full force in 1931, when the Universal blockbuster movie starring actor Bela Lugosi, hit the silver screen and directed by Tod Browning. After this burst of popularity the productions kept rolling with TV shows, literature, and vampire-themed movies. Nonetheless, it's the Hungarian accent that has stayed to Count Dracula that is strangest of Lugosi.  

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