Vampire Iconography: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula has also been known simply as Dracula, but both the book and the character have helped shape the modern iconography of what a vampire is by inspiring thousands of books, films, TV shows, fan clubs, and more.

The highly acclaimed novel was first published in 1897 and spawned a new generation of vampire writings as well as vampire literary enthusiasts. Bram Stoker’s writing is evocative and filled with passion as this passage suggests: “”No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves.

In one review, a reader shares that Bram Stoker’s Dracula is up with contemporary standards in many ways, thus making it an easy read for modern readers. With its many timeless qualities, Dracula will remain a horror classic to read throughout all the ages.

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