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The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on this day in 1897.

Stoker was bedridden with an unknown illness until he started school at the age of seven, when he made a complete recovery. 336 more words

What Happened on May 26th - Dracula

On May 26, 1897, a novel goes on sale in London that would become the quintessential gothic novel.  The writer, Irish born, Bram Stoker, the novel, Dracula. 225 more words


Know Your History - 26th May - Dracula was first published

On this day… 26th May, 1897 – Dracula was first published

Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.

Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men… 116 more words

Know Your History

May 26th - Bobbie (Boris) Pickett and the Cryptkickers - "Monster Mash"

In 1897 Bram Stoker’s #Dracula went on sale.  More than 60 years later the “classic” #MonsterMash was written.  Enjoy! #singing;#feelgood

Monster Mash

I was working in the lab late one night… 368 more words

Feel Good

Today in Irish History - 26 May:

1562 – Following his submission to Elizabeth at Whitehall in January, Shane O’Neill returns to Ireland on this date.

1650 – Oliver Cromwell leaves Ireland on board the frigate President Bradshaw. 437 more words

Irish History

Irish Writers of the Fantastic

On St. Patrick’s Day I decided to spend my time not drinking Guinness, but instead promoting Irish Writers of the Fantastic on both Twitter and… 393 more words

Irish Authors

Dracula - Bram Stoker

I thoroughly enjoyed Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Little highlights, for me, included: the occasional particularly beautiful and poignant turn of phrase; the refined, polite, Victorian reflections of the characters; the dramatic and varied surroundings and (most surprisingly to me) the consistent depiction of Dracula as a man afflicted with something of a terrible infectious disease or illness… 306 more words