Bram Stoker, most well known for being the author for the gothic novel Dracula, died on this day 1912 (105 years ago).
Publishing his most well known novel in 1897 this original 541 page typescript of Dracula at one point was believed to have been lost! Until it was mysteriously found in a barn in North-Western Pennsylvania in the early 1980s. The typescript consisted of;
- typed sheets with many emendations
- plus handwritten on the title page was “THE UN-DEAD.”
The author’s name was shown at the bottom as none other then the Bram Stoker.
Being a work of fiction, Dracula it does however contain some historical references within it. It is a matter of debate as to how much historical connection was deliberate on Stoker’s part. Historically the name “Dracula” is obtained known as the Chivalric Order named the Order of the Dragon which was founded by Sigismund of Luxembourg known later on as the King of Hunary to uphold Christianity and defend the Empire against the Ottoman Turks.
Having been dead for over 105 years now Bram is still most well known for his Novel Dracula, an amazing piece of work.
With love, Charlotte x