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Dracula's Guest Bram Stoker - This short story written by the author of the novel ''Dracula'' was published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. ''Dracula's Guest'' gives readers a spooky taste of Bram Stoker's classic novel.Background to the StoryIf you have read Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, you will probably recognize the writing style and tone of this short story, ''Dracula's Guest.'' In fact, the story is an excerpt from the novel that was deleted by Stoker's publisher in order to shorten the original manuscript.If you have read Dracula, you may also realize that, as a part of the novel as a whole, this section is easily left out without changing the plot of the novel. It does, however, give a bit of atmospheric foreshadowing of what Dracula's house is like once Jonathan (one of the novel's protagonists) arrives there.What Happens in the Short StoryIt may be interesting for you to know that this previously deleted part of the novel was published as a short story in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. As the story is told in first person and the narrator is never ...
Born in Ireland in 1847, Bram Stoker studied mathematics at Dublin's Trinity College and embarked on his longtime role as an assistant to actor Sir Henry Irving in the 1870s. He also began carving out a second career as a writer, publishing his first novel, The Primrose Path, in 1875. Stoker published his most famous work, Dracula, in 1897, though he died before the fictional vampire would achieve widespread popularity though numerous film and literary adaptations in the 20th century.
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