Bram Stoker

Died aged 64

Abraham Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author who is celebrated for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre, which Irving owned. In his early years, Stoker worked as a theatre critic for an Irish newspaper, and wrote stories as well as commentaries. He also enjoyed travelling, particularly to Cruden Bay where he set two of his novels. During another visit to the English coastal town of Whitby, Stoker drew inspiration for writing Dracula. He died on 20 April 1912 due to locomotor ataxia and was cremated in north London. Since his death, his magnum opus Dracula has become one of the most well-known works in English literature, and the novel has been adapted for numerous films, short stories, and plays.

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friend of Thomas Henry Hall Caine and assistant of Henry Irving

Commemorated on 7 plaques

Bram Stoker 1847-1912 author of 'Dracula' lived here

18 St Leonard's Terrace, Kensington and Chelsea, SW3, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Henry Irving was the first actor to be knighted (1895). From 1878 - 1902 he managed the Lyceum Theatre. Whilst working at the Lyceum as Irving's acting manager, Bram Stoker wrote Dracula.

The Lyceum Theatre, London, United Kingdom where they wrote Dracula whilst working at the Lyceum

The view from this spot inspired Bram Stoker (1847-1912) to use Whitby as the setting of part of his world-famous novel Dracula

Khyber Pass, Whitby, United Kingdom where they was inspired to use Whitby as the setting of part of his world-famous novel Dracula

Bram Stoker 1847-1912 theatre manager and author of Dracula lived here

30 Kildare St Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland where they lived

Dracula and Carfax House. 1897 Bram Stoker's novel 'Dracula'. Dracula moves to Carfax House at Purfleet on a bye road to London. Probably based on Purfleet House built by Samuel Whitbread, now the site of St. Stephens Church.

St. Stephens Church, Purfleet, United Kingdom where they wrote about

Bram Stoker (1847-1912) Author of Dracula stayed here 1890-1896

6 Royal Crescent, Whitby, United Kingdom where they stayed (1890-1896)

Bram Stoker started writing Dracula here [full inscription unknown]

The Kilmarnock Arms, Bridge Street, Cruden Bay, United Kingdom where they visited