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The author of the book: Bram Stoker
Edition: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Date of issue: July 3rd 2016
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DRACULA'S GUEST AND OTHER STORIES BY BRAM STOKER includes 27 stories by Bram Stoker, author of the classic gothic horror novel DRACULA, which set the standard for all subsequent vampire literature. This collection includes the short story DRACULA'S GUEST (also known as DRACULA'S DAUGHTER), originally intended to be the first chapter of DRACULA.
• Dracula's Guest
• The Judge's House
• The Squaw
• The Secret of the Growing Gold
• The Gipsy Prophecy
• The Coming of Abel Behenna
• The Burial of the Rats
• A Dream of Red Hands
• Crooken Sands
• A Star Trap
• How 7 Went Mad
• In the Valley of the Shadow
• Lies and Lillies
• The Castle of the King
• The Chain of Destiny
• The Crystal Cup
• The Dualitists
• The Gombeen Man
• The Invisible Giant
• The Man from Shorrox’
• The Red Stockade
• The Rose Prince
• The Seer
• The Shadow Builder
• The Watter’s Mou’
• The Wondrous Child
• Under the Sunset
Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-1912) was an Irish writer and theatre manager. Educated in mathematics, Stoker got his start in the literary world writing theatre reviews in Dublin. He later moved to London and managed the Lyceum Theatre. His novel DRACULA was published in 1897.
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Read information about the authorHe was born Abraham Stoker in 1847 at 15 Marino Crescent – then as now called "The Crescent" – in Fairview, a coastal suburb of Dublin, Ireland. His parents were Abraham Stoker and the feminist Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornely. Stoker was the third of seven children. Abraham and Charlotte were members of the Clontarf Church of Ireland parish and attended the parish church (St. John the Baptist located on Seafield Road West) with their children, who were both baptised there.
Stoker was an invalid until he started school at the age of seven — when he made a complete and astounding recovery. Of this time, Stoker wrote, "I was naturally thoughtful, and the leisure of long illness gave opportunity for many thoughts which were fruitful according to their kind in later years."
After his recovery, he became a normal young man, even excelling as an athlete (he was named University Athlete) at Trinity College, Dublin (1864 – 70), from which he graduated with honours in mathematics. He was auditor of the College Historical Society and president of the University Philosophical Society, where his first paper was on "Sensationalism in Fiction and Society".
In 1876, while employed as a civil servant in Dublin, Stoker wrote a non-fiction book (The Duties of Clerks of Petty Sessions in Ireland, published 1879) and theatre reviews for The Dublin Mail, a newspaper partly owned by fellow horror writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu. His interest in theatre led to a lifelong friendship with the English actor Henry Irving. He also wrote stories, and in 1872 "The Crystal Cup" was published by the London Society, followed by "The Chain of Destiny" in four parts in The Shamrock.
In 1878 Stoker married Florence Balcombe, a celebrated beauty whose former suitor was Oscar Wilde. The couple moved to London, where Stoker became business manager (at first as acting-manager) of Irving's Lyceum Theatre, a post he held for 27 years. The collaboration with Irving was very important for Stoker and through him he became involved in London's high society, where he met, among other notables, James McNeil Whistler, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In the course of Irving's tours, Stoker got the chance to travel around the world.
The Stokers had one son, Irving Noel, who was born on December 31, 1879.
Bram Stoker died in 1912, and was cremated and his ashes placed in a display urn at Golders Green Crematorium. After Irving Noel Stoker's death in 1961, his ashes were added to that urn. The original plan had been to keep his parents' ashes together, but after Florence Stoker's death her ashes were scattered at the Gardens of Rest.
See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker