American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Stoker, Abraham Known as "Bram.” 1847-1912. British writer of the gothic horror novel Dracula (1897).
“Check out the bios for Stoker and Holt, you will see that Stoker is a past world class athlete and executive director of the Aiken Land Conservancy, a Canadian citizen living in the US.”
“Bram Stoker is a more modern example, but nonetheless, he was Christian as well.”
“Bram Stoker is said to have deled some aspects of his Count Dracula character on Vlad Tepes.”
“And it's amusing to note that in Stoker's original novel, Dracula is quite capable of walking around in the daylight, and ends up being killed not by a stake but two large knives.”
“I can see how it fits in the literary genealogy linking Bram Stoker and Buffy, but Stoker is less pretentious and Buffy is much funnier.”
“So that, even in Stoker (no Shelleyian phonologist he), we come upon the last clause in Mina”
“The Male Gothic uses complex narrative techniques such as elaborate frame narratives, multiple points of view, and the fiction of an assemblage of documents (as in Stoker's Dracula).”
“While the character of Dracula definitely was inspired by Vlad Tepes, the Dracula that appears in Stoker’s novel, as well as in most of the ensuing fiction, is a romanticized vampire, quite different from Vlad the Impaler.”
““The first novel is sort of a procedural horror novel, which starts at an investigation of a plane that is essentially like the ship in [Stoker’s] ‘Dracula’ - it just stopped and everybody on board was dead,” del Toro teased, referencing “The Dementer,” a ship Dracula boards to London which arrives with just the Captain alive – the rest of the crew victim to the winged one’s thirst for blood.”
“The forthcoming Dracula: The Un-Dead — apparently the title Stoker had intended for his original before an editor changed it — is slated for release in October 2009 in the U.S.,”
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