Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published in 1897. This popular vampire tale has been an inspiration for numerous movies starring his main character Dracula, while others have starred his character Abraham Van Helsing.
There are many who believe Stoker inspiration for the tale actually came from his knowledge of the Irish myths about blood-sucking faeries.
Bram Stoker was born in 1847 in Dublin, Ireland. Before he penned his tale, he worked as a civil servant and was a theater critic for a local newspaper.
Usually a week before Halloween, Dublin, Ireland celebrates the man of goth with street performances, a musical ‘Bram Session’ in Temple Bar quarter, and a candlelight dinner in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral. They have ghost tours that take the guests to St. Patrick’s Cathedral graveyard where the Lady in White is said to haunt. They also go to Trinity College where Bram Stoker attended. In the late 1500s, Dr. Samuel Clossey was a medical professor there and supposedly robbed graves so he could created morbid anatomical experiments. Supposedly he haunts the corridors with a bucket of human entrails.
Do you have a favorite vampire tale? Have you been on a ghost tour?
About the Author:
Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.
When she’s not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian’s Book Covers, “Judge Your Book By Its Cover”. You can also check out her published cover art designs at Western Trail Blazer and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.
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Christ Church Cathedral by Mike Peel