'I could feel the soft, shivering touch of the lips on the super-sensitive skin of my throat and the hard dents of two sharp teeth, just touching and pausing there. I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited waited with beating heart.'
In equal measures mesmerizing as it is diabolical, Dracula, told in epistolary format, is the story of Count Dracula and his attempt to move from Transylvania to England and the battle between him and a small team of people led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
About the Author
Abraham Bram Stoker was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. Born on November 8, 1847 in Dublin, Ireland, Stoker excelled as an athlete at Trinity College, Dublin, which he attended from 1864 to 1870. Stoker became interested in the theatre while a student and became the theatre critic for the Dublin Evening Mail. In 1878, Stoker married Florence Balcombe, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel James Balcombe and together they moved to London, where Stoker became acting manager and then business manager of Irvings Lyceum Theatre, London, a post he held for twenty-seven years. While manager for Irving and secretary and director of Londons Lyceum Theatre, he began writing novels, beginning with The Snakes Pass in 1890 and Dracula in 1897. After suffering a number of strokes, Stoker died on 20 April 1912.