Dracula Novel

Dracula Character List
Find out about all the characters of the Bram Stoker's Dracula novel reading these in-depth analysis of Count Dracula, Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray, Lucy Westenra, John Seward, Arthur Holmwood, Quincey Morris, Renfield, Mrs. Westenra. More>> 

Did Bram Stoker base his Dracula upon the historical Dracula?
Although it is widely assumed, even among scholars, that Bram Stoker based his novel upon the historical figure of Vlad Tepes, there is at least one prominent scholar who challenges this assumption. Her name is Elizabeth Miller, a professor with the Department of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland. More>>

Dracula at Project Gutenberg
Dracula at Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks." Founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, it is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books.  More>>

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1847. The son of a civil servant, Stoker was a sickly child. Stoker’s mother, a charity worker and writer, spent a good deal of time entertaining her son with fantastic tales.  Stoker went on to study math at Trinity College and graduated in 1867, at which time he joined the Irish civil service. More>>

Dracula Plot Overview
Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer, travels to Castle Dracula in the Eastern European country of Transylvania to conclude a real estate transaction with a nobleman named Count Dracula. As Harker wends his way through the picturesque countryside, the local peasants warn him about his destination, giving him crucifixes and other charms against evil and uttering strange words that Harker later translates into “vampire.”  More>>

Dracula Themes
The Consequences of Modernity
The Threat of Female Sexual Expression 
The Promise of Christian Salvation

Dracula Motifs
Science and Superstition
Christian Iconography

Dracula Symbols 
The Weird Sisters
The Stake Driven Through Lucy’s Heart 
The Czarina Catherine

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